Upcoming Events

  1. MSTP Retreat

    August 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  2. MSTP Dinner Meeting

    September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. MSTP Brunch

    October 29 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  4. MSTP Dinner Meeting

    November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What’s Happening

UW MSTP students Madeleine Geisheker (E-12, first author) and Gabe Heymann (E-13, second author) have a new Nature Neuro paper characterizing the properties of missense mutations in those with autism and other neurodevelopment disorders showing these mutations tend to cluster in specific regions important to protein function, and in genes involved in neuronal signaling. Madeleine just completed her 3rd year in the Eichler Lab.

UW MSTP students Russell Berg (E-07) and Steven Levitte (E-10) are co-first authors on a new Cell paper “Lysosomal Disorders Drive Susceptibility to Tuberculosis by Compromising Macrophage Migration”. The paper discusses the increased risk of Tuberculosis in smokers utilizing zebrafish as a genetic screen for determinants. Both Russell and Steven worked in the lab of Dr. Lalita Ramakrishnan. Russell is currently a Med 4 and he will start an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Washington this summer. Steven is in his sixth year in the program and will return to medical school for his clerkships this summer. Congratulations to Russell and Steven!

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. Greg is starting his 3rd year in the MSTP and is conducting his PhD work in the Shendure Lab.