Chris Amemiya is co-organizing the joint meeting of the Pan-American Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology and the Society for Developmental Biology, in Vancouver BC, July 17-22, 2022. Abstracts are due April 11. Learn more here.
Xuecai Ge recently received an NSF CAREER award for “Mechanistic Studies of Cilium Proteins in Cell Signaling.” Read more here. Congratulations Susan!
Fred Wolf recently received an R21/R33 from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) for “Engram encoding for ethanol tolerance in Drosophila.” Read more here. Congratulations Fred!
Michael Cleary recently received an R21 from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) for “Transfer RNA Dynamics During Neural Differentiation.” Read more here. Congratulations Mike!
Fred Wolf recently received an R21 from National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) for “Presynaptic structure and function in ethanol tolerance development.” Read more here. Congratulations Fred!
Papers published by our groups in 2021 and 2022
It was an exciting publishing year for the Developmental Biology and Neurobiology groups at UC Merced.
The Oviedo lab published “Direct Current Electric Stimulation Alters the Frequency and the Distribution of Mitotic Cells in Planarians” in Bioelectricity. You can find the work of graduate students Devon Davidian and Benjamin Ziman at https://doi.org/10.1089/bioe.2020.0026
The Oviedo lab published “Restoration of DNA Integrity and Cell Cycle by Electric Stimulation in Planarian Tissues Damaged by Ionizing Radiation” in bioRxiv. You can find the work of graduate students Devon Davidian, Melanie LeGro, Paul Barghouth, Salvador Rojas, Benjamin Ziman, Eli Maciel at https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.05.16.444365v1
The Wolf lab published “Thirst interneurons that promote water seeking and limit feeding behavior in Drosophila” in eLife. You can find the work of graduate students Dan Landayan and Brian Wang, and research tech Jennifer Zhou at https://doi.org/10.7554/elife.66286
The Ge lab published “Myomegalin regulates Hedgehog pathway by controlling PDE4D at the centrosome” in Molecular Biology of the Cell. You can find the work of graduate students Hualing Peng, Jingyi Zhang, Amanda Ya, and Sammy Villa at https://doi.org/10.1091/mbc.e21-02-0064
The Woo lab published “Light-Induced GFP Expression in Zebrafish Embryos using the Optogenetic TAEL/C120 System” in Journal of Visualized Experiments. You can find the work of graduate student Jesselynn LaBelle at https://doi.org/10.3791/62818
The Amemiya lab published “Colloidal structure and proton conductivity of the gel within the electrosensory organs of cartilaginous fishes” in iScience. You can find the work of graduate student Molly Phillips and others at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2021.102947
The Cleary lab published “Progenitor-derived ribosomal RNA supports protein synthesis in Drosophila neurons” in Natural Sciences. You can find the work of graduate students Jade Fee and Mohamed Aboukilila at https://doi.org/10.1002/ntls.20210032
The Ge lab published “Control of the Hedgehog pathway by compartmentalized PKA in the primary cilium” in Science China Life Sciences. You can find this review at https://doi.org/10.1007/s11427-021-1975-9