Congratulations to Nagham who was recently awarded an F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship! She will study the role of Foxp transcription factors in cerebellar development and be jointly advised by Drs. James Li and Justin Cotney.
Lab member Emma Wentworth Winchester has received the award for Best Lightning Talk at the 2021 Annual UConn Institute of Systems Genomics Networking Event, for her work on the role of cell-type specific regulatory regions in orofacial clefting and normal craniofacial variation. Congratulations Emma! You can watch her talk at this link.
Coverage of our latest work in the developing heart in UConn Today:
Emma successfully completed her qualifying exam and is now officially a DMD/PhD Candidate at UConn Health. Emma also got married this summer. Double congrats and hope to celebrate in person soon!
The Cotney lab, lead by Dr. Jennifer VanOudenhove and graduate student Tara Yankee, published a paper in Circulation Research describing chromatin and gene expression dynamics during human heart organogenesis. Check out our data on our website, our track hub on the UCSC Genome Browser, and read the paper at Circulation Research. Congrats all!
Nagham successfully completed here qualifying exam and is no officially a PhD Candidate in the Genetics and Developmental Biology AoC at UConn Health. Great job Nagham!