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.
December 2015: Hamed Jafar-Nejad presented our work at the Annual Meeting of the Consortium for Functional Glycomics, The Grace Science Foundation PI Meeting, and Genentech.
November 2015: Hamed Jafar-Nejad presented our work at the Department of Cell Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
October 2015: We welcome our new postdoc, Dr. Ashutosh Pandey.
October 2015: Hamed Jafar-Nejad presented our work in the Notch meeting (Athens, Greece) and in the GI Forum (Houston).
August 2015: The Medical Foundation, which represents a donor advised fund, selected Hamed Jafar-Nejad for an Alagille Syndrome Accelerator Award.
August 2015: Shakeel Thakurdas' paper on a mouse model for Alagille Syndrome was accepted for publication by Hepatology: Jagged1 heterozygosity in mice results in a congenital cholangiopathy which is reversed by concomitant deletion of one copy of Poglut1 (Rumi)
July 2015: Mandy Haltom's review article was published by Glycobiology: The multiple roles of EGF repeat O-glycans in animal development
April 2015: A paper from Hudson Freeze lab to which Hamed Jafar-Nejad contributed was published by Glycobiology:
A congenital disorder of deglycosylation: Biochemical characterization of N-glycanase 1 deficiency in patient fibroblasts.
March 2015: Antonio Galeone, Seung-Yeop Han and Hamed Jafar-Nejad participated in the Inaugural Scientific Conference of the Grace Wilsey Foundation in Palo Alto.
March 2015: Congratulations to Dr. Mandy Haltom for successfully defending her Ph.D.!
November 2014: Hamed Jafar-Nejad presented our work in the joint meeting of the Society for Glycobiology and the Japanese Society of Carbohydrate Research.
October 2014: Hamed Jafar-Nejad received the 8-Stranded Beta-Barrel Jelly Roll Award as "Best Lecturer" voted by Baylor College of Medicine's first-year graduate students!
October 2014: Mandy Haltom and Tom Lee’s paper on the role of Rumi in fly eye development was accepted by PLoS Genetics: The protein O-glucosyltransferase Rumi modifies Eyes shut to promote rhabdomere separation in Drosophila
September 2014: A paper from Michael Elowitz lab to which Tom Lee and Hamed Jafar-Nejad contributed was published in eLife : Fringe proteins modulate Notch-ligand cis and trans interactions to specify signaling states
July 2014: Hamed Jafar-Nejad gave a talk at the Notch Gordon Conference in Bates College, Maine.
July 2014: Shakeel Thakurdas presented a poster at the FASEB Liver Conference, in Keystone, Colo.
June 2014: Tom Lee, Mandy Haltom and Hamed Jafar-Nejad contributed two chapters to a Springer book entitled Glycoscience: Biology and Medicine.
May 2014: Jessica Leonardi and Hamed Jafar-Nejad contributed a chapter to a Methods in Molecular Biology book on Notch signaling.
March 2014: Mandy Haltom and Tom Lee presented posters at the Fly Meeting in San Diego.
February 2014: Hamed Jafar-Nejad presented our work at the Rare Disease Symposium at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in San Diego.
November 2013: Hamed Jafar-Nejad gave a talk at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Glycobiology in St. Petersburg, Fla.
October 2013: Hamed Jafar-Nejad presented our work at the Notch Meeting VII in Athens, Greece.
April 2013: Seung-Yeop Han from the Program in Molecular & Human Genetics decided to join our lab!