Archive for the ‘Fellow Focus’ Category

mRNA clusters found in Drosophila germ granules

January 20, 2016
In Nature Communications, JCC Fellow Tatjana Trcek reports new regulatory mechanisms for germ plasm mRNAs

As an embryo develops, cells differentiate into specialized body cells that compose different tissues. But not all cells can differentiate. If they all did, the organism would face a problem: no stem cells would be […]

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Fellow Focus: Prabhat Kunwar

October 30, 2011
Fear in the Balance: A delicate balance between two types of neurons controls fear, according to recent work by JCC fellow Prabhat Kunwar.

A pounding heartbeat, quick breathing, sweaty palms—we all know these common responses to fearful situations. The signal that initiates fear in our bodies begins in a structure of the brain known as the amygdala. But […]

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Fellow Focus: Roberto Zoncu

September 3, 2011
Thwarting Melanoma: JCC fellow Roberto Zoncu reveals intricacies of melanoma cells’ dependence on leucine.

Malignant melanoma cells depend on the amino acid leucine, according to recent research by JCC fellow Roberto Zoncu published in the May 2011 issue of Cancer Cell. Zoncu and his coauthors found that melanoma cells […]

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Fellow Focus: Effie Apostolou

August 7, 2011
Full Potential: JCC fellow Effie Apostolou identifies key gene cluster in stem cells.

Embryonic stem cells have the potential to become just about any cell in an organism—or, under the right conditions, a whole organism in and of itself. But what about cells that have already differentiated? Some […]

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Fellow Focus: June Round

July 30, 2011
Friend or Foe? JCC fellow June Round uncovers how our immune system recognizes gut bacteria as harmless—or not.

At first, nothing about the blue, green, and black microscopy image appears remarkable, but upon closer inspection, something emerges—something that hints at a much bigger story. “It wasn’t what we were looking for,” says JCC […]

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