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Highlights of 2017

Laura Bott was awarded a fellowship from the Kennedy's Disease Association.

Jian Li has accepted a faculty position at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.

Aaron Kollasch will be attending graduate school at Harvard.

Holly Cunningham will be going to Princeton University this fall.

Johnathan Labbadia was awarded a BBSRC David Phillips Fellowship to start his own lab at University College London in April 2017.

Laura Bott was awarded a National Ataxia Foundation postdoctoral fellowship.

Johnathan Labbadia gave a talk at the Midwest Stress Response and Molecular Chaperone Meeting.

Highlights of 2016

Jian Li was appointed to the Training Program in Lung Science.

John Labbadia was awarded an IBiS travel grant for his participation in the FASEB summer research conference "Protein Folding in the Cell". John presented a poster and gave a "lightning talk".

Grace Phelps is heading to MIT for graduate school.

Jian Li was awarded an IBiS travel grant.

Anan Yu was appointed as a Research Assistant Professor.

Renee Brielmann was promoted to Research Technologist 3.

Ambre Sala and Laura Bott presented posters at the Aging, Metabolism, Stress, Pathogenesis and Small RNAs in C elegans meeting in Madison, WI in July.

Jian Li and Laura Bott have been selected to give posters at the Protein Homeostasis in Health and Disease meeting at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in April.

Jian Li was selected to give a talk at the Midwest Stress Response and Molecular Chaperone Meeting.

Peter Winter sucessfully defended his Ph.D. thesis.

Highlights of 2015

Jian Li and Josh Wilson Grady each received a Postdoctoral Research Award from the Chicago Biomedical Consortium.

John Labbadia and Yoko Shibata were selected to present posters at the GRC on Stress Proteins in Growth, Development & Disease in Italy in July 2015.

Maraika Robinson was awarded the Irving Klotz Prize in Biochemistry for her senior thesis.

Wenli Dai will enter University of Chicago's MD/PhD Program this June.

Matt Antalek was awarded funding from Feinberg for his summer research project.

Grace Phelps has been named a participant in the 2015 Conte Center REU program.

Aaron Kollasch and Kotaro Tsutsumi were awarded undergrad summer research grants from Northwestern.

Aaron Sue has been appointed a Dr. John N. Nicholson Fellow for the 2015/2016 academic year.

Mario Neto has accepted a position at the Center for Innovation in Global Health Technologies at Northwestern University.

John Labbadia and Andrew Woolery were selected to give talks at the Midwest Stress Response and Molecular Chaperone Meeting in January. Aaron Sue and Peter Winter each presented a poster.

Highlights of 2014

Laetitia Chauve has accepted a postdoctoral position at The Babraham Institute in Cambridge, U.K.

Prajwal Ciryam was awarded his Ph.D. from the Department of Neurobiology at Northwestern University.

Patricija van Oosten Hawle will be starting her own lab at the University of Leeds.

Nick Xiao was awarded the David Shemin Prize in Basic Research for the work presented in his senior thesis.

Prajwal Ciryam was awarded his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Cambridge.

Jian Li and Mario Neto each received a Postdoctoral Research Award from the Chicago Biomedical Consortium.

Janay Terry and Aaron Kollasch were each awarded a Northwestern Bioscientist Grant for summer research.

Maraika Robinson was awarded an undergraduate summer research grant from the Chicago Center for Systems Biology.

Kira Cozzolino and Grace Phelps successfully wrote for Northwestern Undergraduate Research Grants for the summer.

The Huntington's Disease Society of America gave Wenli Dai a Don King Summer Research Fellowship for 2014.

Jian Li was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Bright Focus Foundation for Alzheimer's Disease Research.

Eric Guisbert has accepted a position as Assistant Professor at the Florida Institute of Technology.

Jian Li was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Ataxia Foundation.

Carmen Nussbaum-Krammer has accepted a position as an independent researcher in Bernd Bukau's lab at the University of Heidelberg.

Meetings Attended by Lab Members in 2014

Gayathri Ramachandran and Prajwal Ciryam gave talks at the Midwest Stress Response and Molecular Chaperone Meeting in January.

Prajwal Ciryam was selected to present a poster at the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting in San Francisco in February.

Highlights of 2013

Laetitia Chauve was awarded a Ph.D. from Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris.

Peter Winter was awarded an NRSA for Individual Predoctoral Fellows.

Aaron Sue was appointed to the Biotechnology Training Program.

Josh Wilson-Grady was appointed to the Training Program in Signal Transduction and Cancer.

At the ISP Graduation, Bobby Porter was given the Distinguished Senior Honors Thesis Award.

Johnathan Labbadia was awarded an ALS Association fellowship.

Patricja van Oosten Hawle was given the top poster prize at the EMBO meeting 'The Biology of Molecular Chaperones: From molecules, organelles and cells to misfolding diseases' in Sardinia, Italy in May.

Janine Kirstein-Miles has taken a position as a junior group leader (assistant professor) at the Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) in Berlin.

Tada Naito has accepted a position as a tenure-track researcher at The National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Tokyo.

Mario Neto was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Lisbon.

Janine Kirstein-Miles won an IBiS travel award and the David Kritchevsky Postdoctoral Travel Fellowship.

Meetings Attended by Lab Members in 2013

Carmen Nussbaum-Krammer was selected to present a poster at the GRC Stress Proteins in Growth, Development and Disease in Vermont in July.

Patricija van Oosten Hawle was invited to give a lightening talk and present a poster at the National Centers For Systems Biology (NCSB) Annual Meeting at the NIH in Bethesda, MD in July.

Patricija van Oosten Hawle was chosen to present a poster at the 19th International C. elegans Meeting in Los Angeles, CA in June.

Jian Li and Marc Brehme were selected to present posters at the Conte Center for Computational Neuropsychiatric Genomics 2nd Annual Scientific Retreat at the University of Chicago in May.

Marc Brehme was chosen to present a poster at the Chicago Symposium on Translational Neuroscience at the University of Chicago in May.

Janine Kirstein-Miles and Patricija van Oosten Hawle were invited to participate in the EMBO meeting 'The Biology of Molecular Chaperones: From molecules, organelles and cells to misfolding diseases' in Sardinia, Italy in May.

Carmen Nussbaum-Krammer was invited to participate in the Jacques Monod Conference 'Protein misfolding in disease: Molecular processes and translational research toward therapy' in Roscoff, Brittany, France in April.

Carmen Nussbaum-Krammer was selected to give a talk at the 18th Annual Midwest Stress Response and Molecular Chaperone Meeting in January. Laetitia Chauve, Bobby Porter, Patricija van Oosten Hawle, Peter Winter, Eric Guisbert and Marc Brehme presented posters.

Marc Brehme was selected to give a platform presentation at Cold Spring Harbor’s meeting on Systems Biology: Networks in March.

Highlights of 2012

Monica Beam and Daniel Czyz were awarded their doctoral degrees in June.

Four postdocs took faculty positions:
Veena Prahlad, University of Iowa
Elise Kikis, The University of the South
Ning Wang, University of Virginia at Wise
Cindy Voisine, Northeastern Illinois University

Peter Winter was reappointed to the Mechanisms of Aging and Dementia T32 Training program.

Carmen Nussbaum-Krammer won an IBiS travel award.

Meetings Attended by Lab Members in 2012

Eric Guisbert was selected to give a talk at the 17th Annual Midwest Stress Response and Molecular Chaperone Meeting in January.

Carmen Nussbaum-Krammer, Janine Kirstein-Miles and Patricija van Oosten Hawle presented posters at the 2012 Cold Spring Harbor meeting on Molecular Chaperones in May. Carmen received an IBiS travel award to attend the meeting.

Veena Prahlad was selected to attend the Summer Training Course in Experimental Aging Research at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging.

Patricija van Oosten Hawle gave a short talk at the National Centers for Systems Biology Annual Meeting in Chicago in July.

Carmen Nussbaum-Krammer presented a poster at the Aging, Metabolism, Pathogenesis, and Small RNAs in C. elegans meeting at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in July 2012.

Cindy Voisine gave a talk at the annual ACSB meeting in San Francisco in December.

Highlights of 2011

Kai Orton, Patrick McMullen and Lada Klaic were awarded their doctoral degrees in June 2011.

Patricija van Oosten Hawle was awarded a IGSB/CBC Fellowship.

Yoko Shibata was awarded a Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship.

Laetitia Chauve was given a Fulbright award.

Prajwal Ciryam earned a fellowship from Cambridge for 2011-2012.

Tali Gidalevitz will be taking a faculty position at Drexel University in the fall of 2011.

Meetings Attended by Lab Members in 2011

Patricija van Oosten Hawle gave a talk at the 16th Annual Midwest Stress Response and Molecular Chaperone Meeting held at Northwestern in January 2011 in Evanston. Monica Beam, Eric Guisbert, Janine Kirstein-Miles, Carmen Krammer and Catarina Silva all presented posters.

Peter Winter and Patrick McMullen presented posters at Northwestern's Complexity Conference in March 2011.

In April 2011 Tali Gidalevitz presented a poster at the Chicago Biomedical Consortium Science Day.

Carmen Krammer represented the lab and gave a talk at the Molecular Biosciences Annual Retreat in May 2011 on the Chicago campus.

Eric Guisbert traveled to the University of Notre Dame in May 2011 to give a talk at the 6th Midwest Conference on Protein Folding, Assembly and Molecular Motions in South Bend, IN. Eric also was selected to speak at the Chicago-area Worm Club at UIC in Chicago in May 2011.

Janine Kirstein-Miles and Patricija van Oosten Hawle were selected to give talks at the EMBO conference "The Biology of Molecular Chaperones" in Austria in May 2011.

In June 2011 Carmen Krammer gave a talk at the FASEB summer research conference “The Molecular and Cellular Origins and the Biomedical Consequences ofProtein Aggregation" in Snowmass Village, CO.

Patricija van Oosten Hawle presented a poster at the CCSB P50 Site Visit in July 2011 at the University of Chicago.

Eric Guisbert presented a poster in June 2011 at the GSA Conference - 18th International C elegans Meeting in Los Angeles, CA. In July 2011 Eric participated in “A Celebration of 30 Years of Carol's (Gross) Lab” in Monterey, CA.

In August 2011 Janine Kirstein-Miles will be giving a talk at the CSSI 5th International Congress on Stress Responses in Biology and Medicine in Quebec, Canada.

Highlights of 2010

Peter Winter was named a Predictive Science and Engineering Design Fellow for the fall quarter 2010.

Barbara Calamini was appointed to the NIH training grant "Drug Discovery Training in Age-Related Disorders."

Meetings Attended by Lab Members in 2010

Elise Kikis spoke at the 15th Annual Midwest Stress Response and Molecular Chaperone Meeting in January in Evanston.

Veena Prahlad, Daniel Czyz, Janine Kirstein, Tali Gidalevitz, and Elise Kikis presented posters at the Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Chaperones and Stress Responses meeting in May 2010 in NY.

Carmen Krammer presented a poster at the Jacques Monod Conference "Protein Misfolding and Aggregation in Ageing and Disease" in Roscoff, Brittany, France in June 2010.

Laetitia Chauve presented a poster at the Neuronal Development, Synaptic Function & Behavior C. elegans Topic Meeting at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in June 2010.

Catarina Silva and Eric Guisbert presented posters at the FASEB Protein Folding in the Cell summer conference in July 2010.

Laetitia Chauve, Jesper Pedersen, Patricija van Oosten Hawle, Peter Winter and Cindy Voisine presented posters at the Aging, Metabolism, Stress, Pathogenesis, and small RNAs in C. elegans Topic Meeting in August 2010.

Patricija van Oosten Hawle spoke at the 5th International Conference on the Hsp90 Chaperone Machine in Switzerland in September 2010.

Janine Kirstein was invited to give seminars at University of Konstanz, MPI Cologne, ZMBH Heidelberg, and Free University of Berline in November 2010.

In July 2010 Patrick McMullen presented a poster at the National Centers of Systems Biology Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA.

Peter Winter presented a poster at the C. elegans Aging, Metabolism, Pathogenesis, Stress, and Small RNAs Topic Meeting in Madison, WI in August 2010.

At the IBiS Annual Retreat in September 2010, Peter Winter, Daniel Czyz and Laetitia Chauve presented posters.

At the Chicago Biomedical Consortium's 8th Annual Symposium in October 2010, Barbara Calamini, Tali Gidalevitz, Eric Guisbert, Janine Kirstein-Miles and Carmen Krammer presented posters.

Barbara Calamini was chosen to speak at the November 2010 meeting of the Molecular Biology Club in Evanston.

Meetings Attended by Lab Members in 2009

Elise Kikis spoke at the 14th Annual Midwest Stress Response and Molecular Chaperone Meeting in January in Evanston.

Daniel Czyz won "Best Poster" at the 14th Annual Midwest Stress Response and Molecular Chaperone Meeting in January in Evanston.

Jesper Pedersen participated in the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting in February in Boston.

Eric Guisbert presented a poster at the Keystone Symposium on Neurodegenerative Diseases: New Molecular Mechanisms" in February in Keystone, CO. Eric was also the recipient of a travel scholarship from Keystone Symposia.

Janine Kirstein spoke at the EMBO-FEBS meeting "The Biology of Molecular Chaperones" in Dubrovnik, Croatia in May. She is also the recipient of a YFT Travel Grant.

Patricija van Oosten Hawle spoke at the EMBO-FEBS meeting "The Biology of Molecular Chaperones" in Dubrovnik, Croatia in May. She is also the recipient of a YFT Travel Grant.

Elise Kikis presented a poster at the EMBO-FEBS meeting "The Biology of Molecular Chaperones" in Dubrovnik, Croatia in May.

Tali Gidalevitz spoke at the 13th Congress of the International Association of Biomedical Gerontology in Quebec in May. She also spoke at the EMBO-FEBS meeting "The Biology of Molecular Chaperones" in Dubrovnik, Croatia in May.

Daniel Czyz won "Best Poster in Stress and Aging" at the 17th International C elegans Meeting at UCLA in June.

Barbara Calamini, Cindy Voisine, and Sandy Westerheide will be presenting posters at the Gordon Research Conference "Stress Proteins in Growth, Development and Disease" in Andover, NH in June.

Jesper Pedersen spoke at the Benzon Symposium No. 56 "Functional and Pathogenic Protein Aggregation" in Copenhagen in August.

Meetings Attended by Lab Members in 2008

Sandy Westerheide and Veena Prahlad were chosen to give talks at the 13th Annual Midwest Stress Response and Molecular Chaperone Meeting.

Veena Prahlad, Cindy Voisine, Ning Wang, Barbara Calamini, Tali Gidalevitz, and Elise Kikis presented posters at the Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Chaperones and Stress Responses meeting.

Anna Svensson participated in the Mass Spectrometry meeting in Denver.

Tali Gidalevitz spoke at the Longevity Consortium Symposium in Boulder.

Cindy Voisine, Janine Kirstein, Patricija van Oosten-Hawle, and Jesper Pedersen attended the C. elegans Aging, Stress, Heterochrony, and Pathogenesis Meeting in Madison.

Sandy Westerheide spoke at the Jacques Monod Conference on HSF in Brittany.

Anat Ben-Zvi presented a poster at FASEB's Protein Folding in the Cell meeting in Vermont.

Meetings Attended by Lab Members in 2007

Cindy Voisine gave a talk at the annual meeting of The American Society for Cell Biology in Washington, D.C. in 2007.

Anna Svensson participated in the International Consortium on Superoxide Dismutase & Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 2007 at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in October.

Elise Kikis, Monica Beam and Catarina Silva participated in the 6th Leonard Berg Symposium, Novel Therapies for Protein Misfolding Disorders in September.

Elise Kikis and Monica Beam presented posters the HDSA 11th Annual Scientific / Coalition Meeting in October in Boston .

Anat Ben-Zvi, Tali Gidalevitz, Cindy Voisine, and Catarina Silva presented posters at the 16th International C. elegans Meeting in Los Angeles in July.

Cindy Voisine gave a talk entitled "Chaperone Networks Influencing Protein Misfolding and Aggregation in C. elegans" in the Systems Biology Session at the 21st Annual Symposium of The Protein Society in Boston.

Anat Ben-Zvi and Cindy Voisine travelled to Budapest to give talks at the 3rd Congress of the Cell Stress Society International in August.

Sandy Westerheide and Veena Prahlad went to Oxford to present posters in August at the Stress Proteins in Growth, Development and Disease Gordon Research Conference.

Research

Protein Misfolding: Origami Medicine

New Clues for Anti-Aging Therapy

Anti-aging: A little stress may keep cells youthful

Surprising discovery: Multicellular response is 'all for one'

Cell Health Adversely Affected by Overexcited Neurons

Protein Aggregates in Lou Gehrig's Disease Linked to Neuron Death

Procrastination Pays - Slow-aging mutants defer protein pileup that causes Huntington's disease

THE SECRETS OF AGING

Youthful Aging Depends on Proper Protein Folding

Protein Aggregation In Disease—A New Theory Joins the Fold

BIOMEDICINE: One Misfolded Protein Allows Others to Sneak By

Aggregation Hokey-Pokey: Proteins jump in and out of neurodegenerative clumps

Taking the Lid Off the Molecular Garbage Pail

Molecular mechanism sheds light on disease

Even stress, in moderation, is good

Understanding neurodegenerative diseases

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Scientist Morimoto Named to Argonne Board

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Transcriptional regulation of heat shock response
Roles of Molecular Chaperones in Protein Folding, Trafficking, and Stress Sensors in Cell Growth and Death
All Chaperome Project
Misfolded and aggregation prone proteins in neu
C elegans as a model system for analysis of stress response and diseases of protein misfolding
Small molecule screen for the stress response
Systems Approach to Stress Biology