Lab news and awards

October 2020: Welcome to the lab Alyssa Carlson, Class of 2022 and Dr. Monserrat Olea-Flores visiting scholar from UMass Medical School!

September 2020: We support science communication! https://twitter.com/conversusdelipn/status/1310736045508493312?s=20

August 2020: Good news continue! May T. Maung was also awarded one of the registration scholarships for 2020 SACNAS – Virtual Conference!

August 2020: Welcome to a great group of MB&B undergraduate students: Hayley Lipson ’21, Yaje Nshanji ’22 and Nick Carulli, ’22. Looking forward to a great semester in the lab!

August 2020: Kexin (Veronica) Zhang has been awarded one of the registration scholarships for 2020 SACNAS – The National Diversity in STEM Virtual Conference. Hope to see you there!

August 2020: Julia Kan has been awarded one of the registration scholarships for 2020 SACNAS – The National Diversity in STEM Virtual Conference.

July 2020: Our review with the Imbalzano’s group from UMMS has been published! Regulation of the Mammalian SWI/SNF Family of Chromatin Remodeling Enzymes by Phosphorylation during Myogenesis.

June 2020: Shellaina Gordon continues to surprise us! https://news.northeastern.edu/2020/06/24/black-people-are-underrepresented-in-medical-research-she-wants-to-change-that/?fbclid=IwAR17GGj9-zWJIoevxMuC6G4aXWFHQyxYcv1CC9bvPMSNDyL6ZavtShtb4yc

May 2020: Welcome to the lab May T. Maung, Grad Student MB&B

March 2020: Welcome to the lab Julia Kan. Class of 2022

March 2020: Congratulations Shellaina Gordon, recipient of the 2020 Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation and the Department of Defense Education Programs

February 2020: Welcome to the lab Kexin (Veronica) Zhang. Class of 2023

January 2020: Our paper with Tony Imbalzano is out at the International Journal of Molecular Sciences. CK2-dependent phosphorylation of the Brg1 chromatin remodeling enzyme occurs during mitosis.

November 2019: Congratulations Miriam Zuniga-Eulogio from Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero, Mexico, for defending Master’s thesis!

November 2019: Congratulations Dr. Verdejo-Torres for successfully defending her PhD and obtaining a postdoctoral position at the University of Massachusetts Medical School!

November 2019: Another collaborative paper with Dr. Navarro-Tito from Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero, Mexico, was accepted for publication at Endocrine Connections!

September 2019: Our paper regarding the roles of copper and MTF1 in the regulation of myogenic gene expression was accepted for publication at the FASEB Journal! 
The classic metal-sensing transcription factor MTF1 promotes myogenesis in response to copper

September 2019: Our collaborative paper with Dr. Navarro-Tito from Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero, Mexico, was was accepted at Cells; Special Issue on The Multifaceted Nature of Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition (EMT): From Embryonic Development to Cellular Plasticity in Normal Tissue and Tumors

August 2019: Congratulations Dr. Vilchis-Nestor for successfully defending her PhD!

July 2017: Congrats Shellaina Gordon for being a recipient of one of the SACNAS travel awards to present your research on ZIP transporters at the national conference in Hawaii!

June 2019: Our collaborative review paper with Dr. Navarro-Tito from Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero, Mexico, was was accepted at the International Journal of Molecular Sciences; Special Issue on MAPK-ERK Pathway!
Extracellular-signal Regulated Kinase: a Central Molecule Driving Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition in Cancer 

May 2019: Congratulations Cristina Tavera-Montanez for being accepted at the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine!

May 2019: Our collaborative paper with Dr. Vest, form the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine”Manganese influx and expression of ZIP8 is essential in primary myoblasts and contributes to activation of SOD2.” was accepted for publication in Metallomics!

April 2019: Two collaborative manuscripts with: Dr. Contreras (Ouabain Accelerates Collective Cell Migration Through a cSrc and ERK1/2 Sensitive Metalloproteinase Activity), and Dr. Shoshani ((Regulation of the interactions between β1 subunits of sodium pump in epithelial cells by ouabain)) from CINVESTAV, Mexico were accepted for publication!

January 2019: Our paper with collaborators Dr. Navea from Skidmore College, and Dr. Navarro-Tito from Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero in Mexico has been accepted! “Atomic absorbance spectroscopy as a tool to measure intracellular Zn pools in mammalian cells”. Journal of Visualized Experiments

November 2018: Congratulations Shellaina Gordon for winning one of the poster presentation awards in the Biochemistry category, at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) held in Indianapolis, IN!

November 2018: Congratulations Dr. Navarro-Tito and his team! Our collaborative review paper “Signaling pathways induced by leptin during Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition in breast cancer” was accepted at the International Journal of Molecular Sciences; Special Issue Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT)

October 2018: The UMMS-SACNAS Student Chapter receives the 2018 Outstanding Chapter Development Award at the SACNAS National Conference in San Antonio. http://sacnas.org/2018/10/03/2018-chapter-of-the-year-ucsc/

September 2018: Congratulations Shellaina Gordon for winning a partial travel award to present your research at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN!

April 2018: Congratulations Cristina Tavera-Montanez for completing your MQP and successfully presenting your poster at Worcester Polytechnic Institute!!!

April 2018: Our paper regarding Zinc and myogenesis was accepted for publication in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology!!! “Differential expression of zinc transporters accompanies the differentiation of C2C12 myoblasts”. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0946672X17309951

February 2018:  Mentor of the month
http://sacnas.org/2018/02/07/outstanding-mentor-dr-tere-padilla-benavides/

January 2018: Our paper regarding Cu requirements for myogenesis was accepted for publication on Metallomics!!!! “Dynamic changes in copper homeostasis and post-transcriptional regulation of Atp7a during myogenic differentiation”.  http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2018/MT/C7MT00324B#!divAbstract

October 2017: Tere receives the 2017 SACNAS Outstanding Research and Professional Mentor Award.
https://www.umassmed.edu/news/news-archives/2017/10/teresita-padilla-benavides-recognized-for-mentorship-with-sacnas-award/

September 2017: Our paper was accepted for publication on JBC!!!! “Casein kinase 2–mediated phosphorylation of Brahma-related gene 1 controls myoblast proliferation and contributes to SWI/SNF complex composition”. http://m.jbc.org/content/early/2017/09/22/jbc.M117.799676.full.pdf

August 2017: Congratulations Odette Verdejo-Torres for winning the travel scholarships from CINVESTAV and from the organizing committee of the 15th International Conference on “Na,K-ATPase and Related Transport ATPases” in Otsu Japan!

August 2017: Tere received a Judge Travel Award for the 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS).

July 2017: The SACNAS-UMMS Student Chapter has been awarded on of the UMMS Public Service Awards from UMMS!

July 2017: The lab received the NeuroNexus Institute Collaborative Seed Funding!

July 2017: Tere will be attending to the 12th Annual Junior Faculty/Postdoctoral Fellows Career Development Workshop. American Society for Cell Biology-Minorities Affairs Committee and the National Institutes of Health. Seattle, WA. U.S.A.

June 2017: The lab has been awarded the UMMS-Neuronexus Institute Seed Grant!

June 2017: Tere will be attending to the ASBMB’s Interactive Mentoring Activities for Grantsmanship Enhancement grant writing workshop. Washington, D.C.

May 2017: Congratulations Cristina Tavera for winning a travel scholarship to present your research at the SACNAS National Conference!

April 2017: Congratulations Odette Verdejo-Torres for receiving the “CONACYT: Beca Mixta de Movilidad en el Extranjero” fellowship  from the Mexican Research Council.

April 2016: Congratulations Claudia-Vilchis-Nestor for receiving the “CONACYT: Beca Mixta de Movilidad en el Extranjero” fellowship  from the Mexican Research Council.