Milbrandt Lab graduate student defends thesis on enzymatic function of TIR domain

Posted by on May 10, 2019 in Blog |

Kow Essuman, a graduate student in the Milbrandt Lab, recently defended his thesis recently at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Kow’s talk, “The Enzymatic Function of the TIR domain: From Axon Degeneration to Innate Immunity,” took place on April 26 at 1:30 PM at Connor Auditorium and was followed by a reception in the Department of Genetics. Congratulations, Kow!

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Kow Essuman wins 2019 O’Leary Prize

Posted by on Mar 6, 2019 in Blog |

Kow Essuman, a graduate student in the Milbrandt Lab, is one of two winners of the 2019 O’Leary Prize. Yesterday Kow gave a short presentation of his research at the O’Leary Prize Competition on the Medical Campus, which was enough to convince the judges that he should win the prize. Anish Mitra, and MD/PhD candidate in the Raichle Lab, is the other winner of the competition. Read about the two winners and finalists on the O’Leary...

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Milbrandt and DiAntonio labs publish paper on gene therapy for peripheral nerve damage in mice

Posted by on Jan 16, 2019 in Blog |

The Milbrandt and DiAntonio labs had a paper published recently on gene therapy that blocks peripheral damage in mice. The paper, “Gene therapy targeting SARM1 blocks pathological axon degeneration in mice,” appears in a recent issue of the Journal of Experimental Medicine. Stefanie Geisler, M.D., an assistant professor of neurology at Washington University School of Medicine, is first author on the paper. Jeff Milbrandt, M.D., Ph.D., the James...

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Kow Essuman named a Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Medical Science Fellow

Posted by on Jan 7, 2019 in Blog |

Kow Essuman, a graduate student in Dr. Jeff Milbrandt’s lab in The Department of Genetics at Washington University School of Medicine, was recently named a Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Medical Science Fellow. The Olin award recognizes outstanding achievement in biomedical research and is given annually to less than five percent of graduating DBBS and MSTP students. Candidates are nominated by their mentors, and screened by their PhD...

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Milbrandt lab postdoc publishes paper on axon survival factors

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in Blog |

Daniel W. Summers, Ph.D., a postdoc in Dr. Jeff Milbrandt’s lab, recently had a paper published in PNAS. The paper, “Palmitoylation enables MAPK-dependent proteostasis of axon survival factors,” shows that intracellular location imparts sensitivity to distinct protein homeostasis networks, and inactivating multiple nodes in this protein homeostasis network confers maximal therapeutic potential in diseases of axon degeneration....

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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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