Nice write up on our recent work on stochastic growth of cellular organelles.
Finally ready to release “rainbow yeast” out into the wild! (Note to safety officers: just kidding! It’s still safely in our lab, just talking about our snazzy new pre-print). Congrats to Simon Wang for getting this out there:
Uncovering the principles coordinating systems-level organelle biogenesis with cellular growth
Anang joins us as a new postdoc following getting his PhD in Physics from IIT Kharagpur where he did very cool work in the area of protein spectroscopy.
Dr. Kiandokht Panjtan Amiri
Accorded with all the rights and privileges thereto!
Thanks to all the creative, hard work that the lab produced despite the incredible disruption to our research activities over the past 18 months, NIGMS has awarded our group a 5 year, $2 million Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award. We are actively looking to recruit students and postdocs to our team to help us fulfill our vision to understand the role of systems-level organelle dynamics plays in regulating cellular metabolism and growth!
A bittersweet Forest Park farewell to one of our original crew – good luck at UCSF, Asa!
APS March DBIO is on….line!
While the cancellation of the APS March meeting was disappointing (but so necessary), we were excited to share our work on organelle size robustness anyway on the virtual “Physics of Organelles” session chaired by Lena Koslover. It was actually especially nice because the whole lab could revel in talks about the really awesome work from Matthias Weiss, Aiden Brown, Pierre Sens, and Matheus Viana – maybe a good model for the future of conferences?
Preprint of our newest work on organelle size control
Check out the latest product of our quantitative microscopy+drinking lots of coffee while staring into space: https://doi.org/10.1101/789453
qBio meeting recap
We had a great time showing off our latest work at the 13th annual qBio meeting in San Francisco, CA last week! One of the greatest things about this meeting is the dizzying array of biological topics covered – from therapeutic resistance in infection and cancer to aging – from a deeply quantitative viewpoint. Looking forward to next year!
Congrats to Kiandokht for being awarded one of the inaugural graduate fellowships from the Center for the Science and Engineering of Living Systems at WashU!