Haoyang Jiang’s paper published on-line in Genes and Development

Congratulations to Graduate student Haoyang Jiang from the Reese lab. His paper entitled “Ccr4-Not maintains genomic integrity by controlling the ubiquitylation and degradation of arrested RNAPII” on the role of Ccr4-Not is removing RNAPII from DNA lesions came out on-line in Genes and Development April 4th. http://genesdev.cshlp.org/content/early/2019/04/02/gad.322453.118.short?rss=1 Read the news article here.  

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Grace Usher selected for award at 63rd Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society

Grace Usher was just selected for the Student Research Achievement Award at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society.  She won the student poster award in the Intrinsically Disordered Protein category for her poster “Characteristics of the Binding Interaction Between SPOP and Pdx1.” Pdx1 is a transcription factor that is essential for control of pancreatic beta cell…

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Congratulations Olivia and Julia – Eberly Undergraduate Researcher grant recipients

Congratulations to Frank Pugh’s Undergraduate student researchers on receiving Eberly College of Science’s Office of Science Engagement award! http://scienceengagement.psu.edu/undergraduate-research/ Julia is a Sophomore at Penn State majoring in Biochemistry. Julia is new to Pughlab and still exploring the world of epigenetics to determine her future research. Olivia is a Junior at Penn State majoring in…

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The Russell Marker Lectures in Genetic Engineering

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology would like to announce the Russell Marker Lectures in Genetic Engineering. Fred M. Winston, John Emory Andrus Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, will present the Russell Marker Lectures in Genetic Engineering on March 12 and 13, 2018, at the Penn State University Park campus. Winston’s lab studies…

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About Us

The CEGR is composed of ten laboratories with over 70 students and staff. We aim to provide a conducive learning environment for making cutting edge discoveries on fundamental mechanisms of eukaryotic gene regulation. Most labs share common space to promote a community of interactions. Academic Environment The research interests of all CEGR members are focused on…

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Penn State Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Alumni named to Top Young Scientist list and one of the recipients of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Prestigious Fellowship Awards

July 25, 2017 – J. Brooks Crickard, Ph.D. was named to the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation’s Top Young Scientist List in a report from the Foundation on July 14, 2017. The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on supporting innovative early career researchers, named Crickard as one of the 18 new Damon Runyon Fellows at its spring Fellowship Award Committee…

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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Grants Prestigious Fellowship Awards to 18 Top Young Scientists

July 14, 2017 Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Grants Prestigious Fellowship Awards to 18 Top Young Scientists Grants totaling nearly $4.16M give early career investigators independence to pursue novel ideas New York, NY (July 15, 2017) – The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on supporting innovative early career researchers, named 18…

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Timothy Kunz honored as the recipient of the 2017 Fred Wedler Outstanding Undergraduate Dissertation Award

Timothy Kunz honored as the recipient of the 2017 Fred Wedler Outstanding Undergraduate Dissertation Award July 10, 2017 – Timothy Kunz, a recent graduate of Penn State’s Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program, was honored as the recipient of the 2017 Fred Wedler Outstanding Undergraduate Dissertation Award.  Kunz received notification on April 26, 2017. Each year,…

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