Dr. Michael A. Welte
Associate Professor

Department of Biology
University of Rochester
Hutchison 317
michael.welte@rochester.edu

News

July 2014

Yanxun Yu's paper on a role of Klar in RNA transport during oogenesis is published in The Journal of Cell Biology.

Zhihuan Li's paper on lipid droplets as histone buffers is published in Current Biology.

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.

June 2014

Michael Welte presented our work on lipid droplets at the EMBO conference "The Molecular and Developmental Biology of Drosophila" in Kolymbari, Crete

April 2014

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

March 2014

Michael Welte presented our lipid-droplet research at the Keystone Symposium "Lipid pathways in biology and disease".

Zhihuan Li joined the Walther lab at Yale University as a postdoc.

December 2013

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!

November 2013

Michael Welte presented our lipid-droplet research at Entomology 2013.

October 2013

Invited speaker in the Donut Talk Seminar Series (October 28, 2013): Dr. Anthony Brown from Ohio state University.

July 2013

Michael Welte presented our work on protein sequestration by lipid droplets at the 2013 Kern lipid conference.

June 2013

Michael Welte presents a talk on our work at Yale University

May 2013

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

April 2013

Zhihuan Li and Michael Welte each present posters at the Annual Drosophila Research Conference in Washington, DC

March 2013

NIH grant award (R01) to the Welte lab to study the role of lipid droplets as protein sequestration sites

February 2013

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

January 2013

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

December 2012

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

November 2012

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.

September 2012

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