Congratulations go out to former graduate student Zhihuan Li: At the 2015 Annual Drosophila Research Conference, it was announced that Zhihuan was one of two runners-up for the 2015 Larry Sandler award. The Larry Sandler award is given for the best Ph.D. thesis in Drosophila research in the previous year.
Graduate student Matthew Johnson receives the Department of Biology graduate student teaching award 2014
The main conference this year for lipid-droplet studies: The FASEB Summer Research Conference on "Lipid Droplets: Metabolic Consequences of the Storage of Neutral Lipids" in Saxtons River, VT. Michael Welte is one of the co-organizers.
Michael Welte presented our work on lipid droplets at the EMBO conference "The Molecular and Developmental Biology of Drosophila" in Kolymbari, Crete
Former graduate student Zhihuan Li received a commendation in the AS&E Outstanding Dissertation Award competition.
Invited speaker in the Donut Talk Seminar Series (April 21, 2014): Dr. Todd Blankenship, University of Denver
Invited speaker in the Donut Talk Seminar Series (April 28, 2014): Dr. Ruth Lehmann, New York University School of Medicine
Michael Welte presented our lipid-droplet research at the Keystone Symposium "Lipid pathways in biology and disease".
Zhihuan Li joined the Walther/Farese lab (then at Yale University, now at Harvard School of Public Health) as a postdoc.
Invited speaker in the Donut Talk Seminar Series (December 9, 2013): Dr. Dawn Brasaemle from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Zhihuan Li successfully defended his thesis "The role of lipid droplets in regulating histone metabolism" (December 19, 2013). Congratulations Dr. Li!
Michael Welte presented our lipid-droplet research at Entomology 2013.
Invited speaker in the Donut Talk Seminar Series (October 28, 2013): Dr. Anthony Brown from Ohio state University.
Michael Welte presented our work on protein sequestration by lipid droplets at the 2013 Kern lipid conference.
Michael Welte presents a talk on our work at Yale University
First-year graduate student Matthew Johnson joins the Welte lab
Rochester summer scholar Olusegun Ogunwomoju to pursue research in the lab during the summer
More interest in our work on lipid droplets and histones
Zhihuan Li and Michael Welte each present posters at the Annual Drosophila Research Conference in Washington, DC
NIH grant award (R01) to the Welte lab to study the role of lipid droplets as protein sequestration sites
Dae-Hwan Kimís paper on novel Klar isoforms is published in PLOS ONE
Michael Welte presents a talk on our work at Florida State University
Zhihuanís Current Biology paper is recommended a third time by Faculty of 1000
Zhihuanís Current Biology paper is featured as Editorís Choice in Molecular Biology in The Scientist
Zhihuan Li awarded University of Rochester Graduate Studies travel funds to attend 2013 Drosophila research conference
The Anand et al. paper is featured as a Research Highlight in Nature Reviews Microbiology
Posters on histone sequestration by lipid droplets and on their antibacterial effects presented at the American Society for Cell Biology meeting in San Francisco
Zhihuanís paper is featured as a Research Highlight in Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology
The Anand et al. paper is recommended a second time by Faculty of 1000
Zhihuan Liís paper on the role of Jabba in histone sequestration on lipid droplets is published in Current Biology
Zhihuanís paper is highlighted in a Dispatch in Current Biology
Zhihuanís paper is recommended twice by Faculty of 1000
Zhihuan Li and Michael Welte contribute to a paper by Anand et al. on the antibacterial function of histones, published in
The Anand et al. paper is featured in an Insight article in eLife and recommended by Faculty of 1000.
Yanxun Yu, Ankit Jain, and Michael Welte contribute to a paper on the positioning of muscle nuclei via KASH proteins, published in The Journal of Cell Biology
Invited speaker in the Donut Talk Seminar Series (September 24, 2012): Shermali Gunawardena from SUNY Buffalo