Publication Alert

Amit’s J Neurosci paper has been published. This work defines novel functions for Gpr126 in peripheral nerve repair – congratulations, Amit!

New fellowship

Mitch D’Rozario has been awarded a 3-year F32 NRSA from the NIH/NINDS to support his studies on GPR56 in Schwann cells. Congratulations, Mitch!

New lab member

Melissa Manis has joined the lab as a Senior Research Technician. Welcome, Melissa!

Publication Alert

Our collaborative studies with the Aguzzi lab defining prion protein as an agonist for Gpr126 have been published in Nature. Read more here and here.

New Award

With Dr. Valeria Cavalli in the Department of Neuroscience, we have been awarded a one-year, $40,000 grant from the McDonnell Small Grants Program for our collaborative studies on axon-Schwann cell interactions.

Retreat Awards!

At this year’s DRSCB Retreat, Mitch D’Rozario won the Victor Hamburger award for best postdoc oral presentation, and Rebecca Cunningham won the Rita Levi-Montalcini award for best student poster presentation. Congratulations, Mitch and Rebecca!

Congratulations, Kelly!

Kelly has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, effective July 1. Thanks to the Monk lab for making this happen!

New lab member

Allison Soung has joined the lab as a graduate student. Welcome, Allison!

New fellowship

Melissa Lu has been awarded a Wash U Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) award to support her summer stipend. The SURF awards are highly competitive and are funded by Wash U, the NIH, and the HHMI. Congratulations, Melissa!

Sarah Ackerman wins the 2016 Needleman Prize!

Congratulations, Sarah! The now Dr. Ackerman has achieved the Washington University Graduate Student Trifecta! First the Olin, then the O’Leary, and now the 2016 Needleman Prize. This award is given annually to a graduating student at Washington University who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in the field of Pharmacology.

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