August 2019: Josh Adams’ manuscript on the identification of Sox9 as a genetic modifier of Alagille syndrome liver phenotypes was accepted by Hepatology.

July 2019: Congratulations to Dr. Josh Adams for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation!

July 2019: Hamed presented our work at Grace Science Foundation Symposium and at FASEB TGFβ meeting.

May 2019: Josh published an article in JoVE to describe a method for determining bile duct density in the mouse liver.

April 2019: Maria Gonzalez joined our lab to help maintain our Drosophila stocks. Welcome Maria!

March 2019: Hamed presented a seminar at the Department of Biology and Biochemistry at University of Houston.

November 2018: Nima's poster was selected for a short talk at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Glycobiology at New Orleans.

November 2018: Nima published a commentary in Translational Research on the importance of unbiased glycomics in rare disease diagnosis and research.

October 2018: Hamed started his service as a Standing Member of the Intercellular Interactions Study Section (ICI).

August 2018: Ashutosh published a paper in Glycobiology in collaboration with Hans Bakker group to report that Drosophila Notch signaling is sensitive to the level of Notch xylosylation.

July 2018: Hamed gave a talk at Grace Science Foundation Symposium in Palo Alto, California.

July 2018: Josh gave a talk at Gordon Research Seminar on Notch signaling and presented a poster at the Gordon Research Conference on Notch signaling, both in Lewiston, Maine.

April 2018: Hamed presented a seminar at Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

February 2018: Hamed presented our work at Sanford-Burnham Rare Disease Day Symposium on Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation and De-glycosylation in San Diego, California.

February 2018: Josh published an Editorial in Gastroenterology entitled A new model of Alagille syndrome with broad phenotypic representation.

January 2018: Ashutosh published an article in JoVE to describe his cell-aggregation assays for Notch-ligand interactions in cis and trans.

November 2017: Hamed gave a talk at the RIKEN Symposium “Systems Glycobiology and Beyond” in Wako, Japan and presented a seminar at Department of Molecular Biochemistry, Nagoya University School of Medicine, Japan.

November 2017: Hamed was selected as the recipient of the 2017 Glycobiology Significant Achievement Award by the Society for Glycobiology and Oxford University Press. Each year, this award is given to a new or mid-career scientist who has "made a key discovery during their early careers with the potential to have a substantial impact on the glycoscience community". The award ceremony and presentation was held during the Annual Meeting of the Society for Glycobiology in Portland, Oregon.

August 2017: Antonio and Seung Yeop published a paper in eLife in collaboration with Tadashi Suzuki's group on the role of Drosophila NGLY1 in tissue-specific regulation of BMP signaling.

July 2017: Hamed presented our data in the 4th NGLY1 Global Conference sponsored by the Grace Science Foundation in Palo Alto, Calif.

April 2017: Tom and Ashutosh reported the role of Notch xylosylation in Delta-mediated trans-activation of Notch in an equal contribution paper in PLoS Genetics.

March 2017: Hamed gave a talk at the Glycobiology Gordon Conference in Ventura, California.

March 2017: Ashutosh presented a poster in the Fly Meeting in San Diego, California.

February 2017: Hamed gave a talk at Sanford-Burnham Rare Disease Day Symposium in San Diego on Alagille syndrome.

November 2016: Antonio presented a poster at the Annual Meeting for the Society for Glycobiology in New Orleans.

November 2016: We welcome our new postdoc, Dr. Nima Niknejad.

November 2016: Hamed presented our work at the International Conference of the Genetics Society of Korea (Jeju Island) and Department of Biological Sciences, Konkuk University (Seoul).

November 2016: In collaboration with Paradas and Haltiwanger groups, we reported that a missense hypomorphic mutation in POGLUT1 causes a late-onset form of limb girdle muscular dystrophy.

November 2016: We renewed our grant from the Grace Science Foundation!

October 2016: Antonio and Hamed participated in the Grace Science Foundation Symposium (Palo Alto).

September 2016: Hamed gave a talk at Childhood Liver Disease Research Network (ChiLDReN) Scientific Session in Alexandria, Va.

August 2016: Ashutosh presented a poster at the Notch Gordon Conference in Lewiston, Maine.

July 2016: We received a new R01 for our Alagille studies from NIDDK!

June 2016: A paper from Bob Haltiwanger lab to which Jessica Leonardi and Hamed Jafar-Nejad contributed was published in JBC: Mapping sites of O-glycosylation and fringe elongation on Drosophila Notch

March 2016: We welcome Joshua Adams, an M.D./Ph.D. student from the Program in Developmental Biology who joined our lab.

February 2016: Hamed gave a talk at Sanford-Burnham Rare Disease Day Symposium on Glycosylation Disorders (San Diego).

February 2016: Hamed Jafar-Nejad received a Pilot/Feasibility Award from the Texas Medical Center Digestive Disease Center.