LSI Cubed funds new round of trainee-initiated, multi-lab research projects
Four teams of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows will soon launch their own cross-lab, interdisciplinary projects, with funding from the LSI Cubed program.
Sending one gene to pinch hit for its twin may offer possible treatment for a type of congenital anemia
A team of U-M researchers has found that two paralog genes — which can lead to two very different diseases — are functionally nearly identical. The findings indicate that one gene could be harnessed to help treat the disease associated with the other.
LSI faculty member Daniel Klionsky receives Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award
LSI faculty member Daniel J. Klionsky was recognized for consistently demonstrating outstanding achievements in research, teaching and mentoring, service and a variety of other activities.
Breaking the brain’s garbage disposal: New study shows even a small problem causes big effects
A international team makes a key discovery about how the brain’s “garbage disposal” process works — and how little needs to go wrong in order for it to break down.
Daniel Klionsky wins van Deenen Medal
LSI faculty member Daniel J. Klionsky was awarded the 2015 van Deenan Medal from the Institute of Biomembranes at Utrecht University in The Netherlands.
Regulating cellular recycling
LSI researchers have discovered a key regulator of autophagy, the cellular recycling process involved in many human diseases. The finding illuminates potential new drug targets for cancer, neurodegeneration and other diseases.