Updates from lab presentations, awards and other happy things to celebrate!
Congrats to Biology graduate student Ananya Mahapatra for winning both the Frank W. Putnam Fellowship and the Robert W. Briggs Graduate Fellowship in Developmental Biology and Biochemistry graduate student Boyoon Yang for winning the Victor Liu Fellowship!
Congrats to our seniors - Mary and Sarina on graduating from IU!! We loved celebrating with you and appreciate all the contributions to our research!
Congrats to Biochemistry graduate student Boyoon Yang on her best oral presentation prize at the RNA Editing Gordon Research Seminar! One of Boyoon's prizes was to present her research on the last night of the RNA Editing GRC - she rocked the talk and has such beautiful ADAR CLIP data emerging!
The lab attends the 2022 Rustbelt RNA meeting and all 5 graduate students present posters on their work!
Priyanka presents her thesis work at the IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center Cancer Research Day and wins a second place award for her presentation! Congrats Priyanka!
Congrats to Alfa on passing her prelim exam!! We are proud of you! and happy to celebrate!!
Congrats to graduate student Emily Erdmann for being awarded an NIH F31 fellowship for her thesis project! Many thanks to NICHD for supporting this work on the C. elegans germline and IU Biology for the excellent article on Emily's acheivement!
Summer undergraduate researcher, Hakyung Koo, presents her research at the IUSURP poster session! Thankful for Hakyung's productive summer energy and graduate student Boyoon Yang for mentoring her!
Emily presents her thesis research at the C. elegans Development, Cell Biology and Gene Expression meeting in Madison WI!
The lab (physically) moves to the Department of Biology!!
Reshma defends her thesis!! Congrats Dr. Raghava Kurup!! and thanks for all the hard work (and sarcasm) over the last four years!
Congrats to graduate student Reshma Kurup for her first author publication in Scientific Reports! In collaboration with the Danthi lab at IU, Reshma found that ADAR3 expressing cells lead to increased NF-kB activation and resistance of glioblastoma cells to irradiation and standard-of-care chemotherapy! Thanks to IU Biology for the press on this paper!
The lab had a wonderful time hosting Caldwell lab graduate student, Lindsey Starr, for a summer research exchange. Thankful to Company of Biologists for awarding Lindsey with financial support for the trip!
Alfa and Chinnu present their work at the C. elegans Aging, Metabolism, Small RNA and Pathogenesis meeting in Madison WI!
Undergraduate Mary Skelly presents her summer research project at the IU Summer Undergraduate symposium! Thankful to IN-Louis Stokes Allaince for Minority Participation for summer funding for Mary, graduate student Boyoon Yang for mentoring Mary and Mary for all the hard work!
The lab had a wonderful day hosting the Indianapolis area regional worm meeting--thankful to Ananya, Alfa and Boyoon for presenting posters and postdoc Chinnu for her oral presentation!
Congrats to Reshma for her first author publication describing the role of ADAR3 in binding to the MAVS transcript (and 3000 other mRNAs) and regulating protein expression! Many thanks to former graduate student Eimile Oakes for starting this project and Priyanka
Graduate student, Priyanka Mukherjee presents her thesis research at the annual RNA Society meeting in Boulder, CO!
Heather is honored to receive the IUSM-Bloomington Outstanding Research Mentor Award. Thankful for the appreciation from my mentees!!
Heather presents the lab's work in the Biochemistry Department seminar series at Emory School of Medicine!
Graduate student Boyoon Yang wins best poster prize at the Biochemistry Graduate Program retreat
Heather presents the lab's work at the University of Iowa Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. It was a wonderful visit for her first in-person seminar trip in two years!
Congrats to Priyanka Mukherjee for her award of the Doane and Eunice Dahl Wright fellowship from IUSM-Bloomington!
Congrats to graduate student Priyanka Mukherjee for receiving a trainee pilot grant from IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center!
Graduate student Boyoon Yang passes her qualifying exam! Great job Boyoon!
Graduate student Ananya Mahapatra passes her preliminary exam! Great job Ananya!
Congrats to graduate student Ananya Mahapatra for her selection as one of the inaugural John R. and Wendy L. Kindig Scholars!
Graduate student Emily Erdmann passes her preliminary exam! Well done Emily!!
The lab attends the virtual Rustbelt RNA meeting from Red River Gorge. A beautiful weekend of talks, presenting posters (6!!) and 2 gorgeous hikes.
Graduate student Boyoon Yang passes her qualifying exam! Great job Boyoon!
The lab finishes our 8 week summer research program - it was a team effort to guide 9 undergraduates through individual projects on editing. Lots of plasmids cloned, worms picked and laughs!
Our chapter on RNA immunoprecipitation is out in Methods in Enzymology. Congrats Reshma and Priyanka!
Undergraduate Melanie Forbes defends her thesis project and completes the first ever Indiana University Human Biology undergraduate honors project! Way to go Melanie!!
The Hundley lab welcomes Dr. Chinnu Salim as a postdoctoral scholar - Chinnu brings with her a wealth of neurobiology expertise, especially using the C. elegans model system. Welcome Chinnu!
Excited to share that our review on ADARs is out in Critical Reviews in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology! Excellent team effort by four graduate students to cover important areas of ADAR biology, innate immunity, oncogenesis and substrate recognition!
We are thrilled to welcome back Alfa Dhakal in her new role as a Cell, Molecular and Cancer Biology graduate student in the Hundley lab!
The Hundley lab had a great virtual visit to the Rustbelt RNA meeting. Reshma presented her thesis work orally and the rest of the lab presented posters of their research - with Halle and Emily both earning poster presentation awards! Great work by all!!
Priyanka successfully defended her prelim making her the first CMCB doctoral candidate in the Hundley lab! Congrats Priyanka!
Reshma presents her thesis research at the RNA Editing and Modification Keystone Symposium!
Suba defends her thesis and we celebrate Dr. Rajendren!!
Congrats to graduate student Emily Erdmann on being awarded a position on the NIH Quantitative Chemical Biology Training Grant-- Great job Emily!
Master's student Halle Stump completes her degree and wins first prize in the poster contest! Congrats Halle--and happy to say she will stay in the Hundley lab to keep working on the pathogen project!
Heather presents the labs' work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Biochemistry Colloquium. It was great to see friends from graduate school and meet some of the great new faculty!
Congrats to Reshma for earning a year of funding from the Wright fellowship!
The Hundley lab is excited to welcome three new graduate students - Boyoon Yang, Emily Erdmann and Ananya Mahapatra! Lots of exciting new worm projects to start in the New Year!
Heather presented the lab's work at the Neuroscience Department at UCONN Health Science Center. Great questions from the audience and a fantastic student lunch!
With a day full of meetings with RNA and C. elegans researchers, Heather had a wonderful visit to the Biology Department at University of Rochester.
The summer wrapped up with almost back-to-back-to-back poster sessions for our summer students, Maggie, Jack, Farida and Amanda. Everyone did a great job with their projects and presentations. A special shout-out to Jack for his honorable mention prize at the IMPRS poster session!
Very exciting news from the NIH! Our grant on Molecular mechanisms that regulate ADAR target recognition and RNA editing in vivo has been funded by the National Institute for General Medical Sciences! It is wonderful to have 5 years of funding for our mechanistic studies of ADAR function.
Awesome news from the National Science Foundation!! Our grant on RNA-mediated regulation of innate immunity is funded! Many thanks to all in the lab that have contributed to this project and excited to see how 4 years of funding will allow us to grow!
Congratulations to graduate student Reshma Kurup on passing her prelim!! Great job Reshma!
Excited to publish our first collaborative paper with the Lamm lab! Work to understand the developmental regulation of editing and how aberrant editing is worse than no editing -- published at Cell Reports!
It was wonderful to attend the 2019 RNA Editing Gordon Conference! Presented some unpublished work from the lab, made a lot of new contacts and had great meetings with old friends!
Heather had a wonderful visit to Iowa State University, where she presented the lab's recent work and got lots of great questions from a very engaged audience!
Cell, Molecular and Cancer Biology graduate student Priyanka Mukherjee joins the Hundley lab. Welcome Priyanka!!
Heather had a wonderful time visiting the undergraduates at the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department of Northern Kentucky University.
Suba is awarded a predoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association to fund her remaining thesis research!! Congrats to Suba on this amazing accomplishment!
Heather had a great time visiting the beautiful University of Texas at Dallas campus, talking about the lab's research and hearing about all the great research at UTD!
The lab had a great time traveling to Columbus for the Rustbelt RNA meeting and everyone did a wonderful job presenting their posters!
Heather presents different ways the lab has used the IUB Flow Cytometry facility at the Great Lakes Imaging and Flow Cytometry Association Annual Meeting. Many thanks for IUB-Flow Cytometry Facility Manager, Christiane Hassel, for the invitation to speak!
Hundley lab graduate student Suba Rajendren and Pikaard lab graduate student Jasleen Singh present in the GCDB trainee seminar series! Great afternoon of RNA Biology!!
Suba's first author manuscript on a novel mechanism for ADAR substrate recognition is accepted at Nucleic Acids Research!! Congrats to Suba, Aidan and Haider from the Hundley lab and many thanks to our collaborator Yuro Takagi-
Dr. Oakes successfully defends her thesis research and graduates from Indiana University. Congrats Eimile!
The last week of July wrapped up with three poster sessions---the Indy worm meeting where undergrad Olivia Abraham made her poster deput, the IU-Bloomington Office of Engaged Learning poster session where undergrad Amanda Lawson presented her summer research on ADAR3, and last but not least, the Indiana Medical Student Program for Research and Scholarship poster session where (nearly) MS2 students Obi Nwosu and Anna Dudley presented their summer research and Obi took home an honorable mention prize for his poster! Thanks to all in the lab for a great summer of research-
Heather attended the 2018 Post-transcriptional Gene Regulation Gordon Conference and presented a poster on the lab's work on a new mode of substrate recognition for the ADAR enzymes.
The lab is awarded a Ralph W. and Grace M. Showalter Trust grant to gain additional preliminary data for a new project on RNA-mediated regulation of innate immune gene expression and pathogen resistance!
Heather chairs the Noncoding RNA session at the 2018 C. elegans Small RNA, Pathogenesis, Aging and Metabolism meeting!
Heather presented the lab's work on neural editing and chemotaxis at the C. elegans Neuro 2018 meeting.
The Hundley lab welcomes undergraduate Amanda Lawson to the lab for her summer Women in STEM LLC project!
Graduate student Suba Rajendren led off the talks in the RNA Editing and Modification session at the 2018 RNA Society meeting. Great job telling your exciting story on ADAR substrate RNA recognition!
GCDB graduate student, Reshma Kurup joins the Hundley lab--welcome Reshma!
Graduate student Suba Rajendren wins a travel award from RNA Society to attend the annual RNA Society meeting in Berkeley, California. Congrats Suba!
Heather had a wonderful visit to Case Western Reserve University and presenting the lab's work at the RNA Center.
Suba Rajendren is awarded the Doane and Eunice Dahl Wright fellowship for 2018. Congrats Suba!
Heather visits Purdue Cancer Center to talk about the lab's recent work.
Heather presents the labs' work on RNA editing in the worm nervous system to the Department of Biology at Ball State University.
The Hundley lab makes the short journey to Indianapolis to attend the 2017 Rustbelt RNA meeting.
Congrats to Suba for her honorable recognition poster prize! Great job Suba!
Suba and Eimile present their research at the 2017 IUSM Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Research Day
Congrats to Pranathi and Eimile on the publication of their Methods in Molecular Biology Chapter on Methods to Detect A-to-I RNA Editing--This is a great resource for anyone attempting to examine A-to-I RNA editing of cellular RNAs!
Sarah's exciting paper on neural cell RNA-seq was accepted at eLIFE! This work wouldn't have been possible without a great collaboration with the Yeo lab and many Hundley lab members past and present (Aidan, Suba, Pranathi, Mike and Emily). Congrats to all!
Eimile and Heather receive a pilot grant to identify more ADAR3 regulated targets in glioblastoma!
Khorana Scholar, Britya Ghosh, finished her summer research project on RNA Editing in glioblastoma.
Pranathi completes her Masters Research in Biotechnology by completing the construction of 24 RNA-seq libraries! We will miss you Pranathi-
Undergraduate Haider Al-Awadi defends his undergraduate thesis research in the Chemistry Department
Master's student Pranathi Vadlamani wins first place in the poster competition at the Hutton Honors College Research Symposium. Congrats Pranathi!
Graduate students Suba and Eimile receive a Women in Science Travel Award from the IU Provost's Office to support their trip to the 2017 RNA Editing Gordon Research Conference in Ventura, CA.
Suba was also selected to give an oral presentation at that 2017 RNA Editing Gordon Research Seminar.
Congrats Suba and Eimile!
Biochemistry Graduate Student, Justin Peterson joins the Hundley lab. Welcome Justin!
Dr. Sarah Deffit was awarded an NIH F32 NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship for her studies in the Hundley lab. Congrats Sarah!
Thanks to Pranathi, Suba, Haider and Eimile on helping to introduce our Brownie troop visitors to science in the Hundley lab (and liquid nitrogen!)
The Hundley lab enjoyed a journey to the 2016 Rustbelt RNA meeting in Cleveland Ohio with postdoc, Sarah Deffit, presenting her exciting neural editing data in an oral presentation and Suba, Eimile, Pranathi and Haider presenting posters.
Graduate student Suba Rajendren passes her prelim- Congrats Suba!
Heather is awarded the Bergmann Prize from the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation. In addition, the Lamm and Hundley labs are awarded a joint research grant from the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation to study the developmental regulation of editing in C. elegans.
STEM Summer Scholar Emilia Oben, a junior undergraduate from Jackson State University, joins the Hundley lab for a summer research experience. Welcome Emilia!
Emilie presents her thesis research at the Simon Cancer Research Day in Indianapolis.
Sarah is awarded a CTSI Postdoc Challenge grant to perform pilot studies at the IUB-Flow Cytometry Core and the IUB- Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics. Congrats Sarah!
Haider is awarded the Robert and Marjorie Mann Scholarship to continue his undergraduate project in the lab this summer. Congrats Haider!
Ashley is awarded the STEM Summer Scholars Institute scholarship to continue her undergraduate project in the lab this summer. Congrats Ashley!
IUB-undergraduate, Pranathi Vadlamani joins the lab to get a head start on her biotechnology master’s project. Welcome Pranathi!
Emilie presents her thesis research at the American Society for Cell Biology meeting in San Diego.