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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