Milbrandt lab researcher takes new position at Novartis

Posted by on Aug 8, 2018 in Blog |

Bryan McGill, an Instructor of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine and a member of the Milbrandt lab, has taken a new position at Novartis. “It was a really difficult decision to leave Washington University. The deciding factor for me was the opportunity to work full-time on clinical research full-time investigating treatments for pediatric neurologic disorders,” he said. Bryan will be working as a medical director...

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Milbrandt lab publishes paper on Schwann cell O-GlcNAcylation

Posted by on Jul 16, 2018 in Blog |

The Milbrandt lab published a paper recently on Schwann cell O-GlcNAcylation. The paper, “Schwann cell O-GlcNAcylation promotes peripheral nerve remyelination via attenuation of the AP-1 transcription factor JUN,” appears in PNAS. Sungsu Kim, an instructor in the Department of Genetics and a member of the Milbrandt lab, is first author on the paper. Read the abstract...

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Milbrandt lab welcomes rotation student researching SARM1 activation

Posted by on Jul 5, 2018 in Blog |

The Milbrandt lab recently welcomed Caitlin Dingwall for a rotation project.  Caitlin received a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology with Honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015. For her Honors thesis, she worked in the lab of Dr. Phillip Newmark where she pursued dual projects investigating the role of matrix metalloproteinases in stem cell homeostasis in the freshwater planarian Schmidtea mediterranea and...

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Milbrandt lab publishes paper on NAD+ metabolism and Schwann cell dedifferentiation

Posted by on Jun 28, 2018 in Blog |

Yo Sasaki, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics and a member of Dr. Jeff Milbrandt’s lab, and Amber Hackett, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the Milbrandt lab, recently published a paper. The paper, “Dysregulation of NAD+ metabolism induces a Schwann cell dedifferentiation program,” appears in the Journal of Neuroscience. Read more about the paper...

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