Our collaborative work on transcription elongation in melanoma with the Zon laboratory is finally published in Molecular Cell. This is a major tome on Hexim, spearheaded by Justin Tan and the Zon laboratory.
After many years of trying to publish our work on correlating variable elongation rate of RNA polymerase to exon definition and inclusion, I posted our work online. The first author was an extremely talented student, but has since left science to pursue a different career. As a result, this paper remained suspended in a third revision cycle until this week. I hope our data and analyses prove useful to others in the field.
I visited Southern Methodist University on January 29th to meet the biology faculty and to give a seminar. It was a great visit learning about research that is happening at this campus. I also learned that SMU colors were previously referred to as Harvard Red and Yale Blue.
Nine years ago today in 2006, I opened my laboratory at Yale. I am grateful for all the hard work of students and fellows in the lab that contributed to our research and educational efforts. I am hopeful that we will continue our journey of discovery of genome regulation and our search for new knowledge and understanding of human health and disease for next nine years and beyond.
I am ever grateful to our supporters and sponsors; without their help we wouldn't be able to accomplish all that we have.
Congratulations to Celeste Greer and coauthors on publication of this work on how HDACs function in transcription elongation of oncogenes: http://www.cell.com/cell-reports/abstract/S2211-1247(15)01167-5. The paper highlights our ongoing efforts to use genomics to elucidate transcriptional mechanisms of cancer genomes in an unbiased, comprehensive way.
We celebrated the beginning of new academic year at my home. I thank everyone in the lab for joining us for lunch.
I presented our ongoing work in my lab at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Research Forum. Thank you Dr. Sathish Srinivasan for the invitation and hosting my visit. There is exciting science happening at OMRF.
Looking forward to productive collaboration!
Justin John, a Clark scholar and new member of our laboratory, presented his work at the Annual Clark Summer Research Symposium.