Upcoming Events

  1. MSTP Autumn Quarter Journal Club

    September 4 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. MSTP Autumn Quarter Journal Club

    September 11 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. MSTP Dinner Meeting

    September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What’s Happening

UW MSTP student Greg Findlay (E-12) is co-first author on a new Nature paper. The paper presents a new technique to create hundreds to thousands of targeted mutations in the human genome and assess the consequences of each one in a rapid and cost-effective manner. This approach can be applied to better understand regions of the genome implicated in human disease and which mutations observed in patients are actually deleterious opposed to harmless. Greg is starting his 3rd year in the MSTP and is conducting his PhD work in the Shendure Lab.

UW MSTP Director Dr. Marshall Horwitz has a new Nature Genetics Paper identifying an aberrant gene causing the most common childhood cancer in the world, pre-B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia or ALL.

UW MSTP student Andrew Stergachis (E-07) is co-first author on a featured Cell paper pointing to changes in regulatory DNA landscapes as quantitative indicators of cell-fate transitions, lineage relationships, and dysfunction. Andrew completed his PhD work in John Stamatoyannopoulos’ lab and recently returned to medical school to resume his clinical education.