Archive for the ‘Fellow Focus’ Category

Fellow Spotlight: Dr. Mabel Tettey

October 24, 2023
Dr. Tettey investigates mechanisms of African trypanosome transmission and virulence

Dr. Mabel Tettey is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Dr. Michael Grigg’s lab at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease and a 2023 JCC Fellow. Dr. Tettey studies trypanosomes that cause African sleeping […]

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JCC Fellow Spotlight: Prerna Malaney

September 29, 2022

Dr. Prerna Malaney has the perfect name for an expert RNA biologist – although Prerna actually means inspiration in Sanskrit. Prerna traces her inspiration to be a scientist back to her father who always encouraged […]

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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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