Prion Research Laboratory
December 2020: Julia Callender presents her research on prion neurotoxicity at the American Society for Cell Biology conference.
November 2020: Patricia Aguilar-Calvo and Julia Callender present their work at the American Society for Glycobiology conference.
August 2020: Congratulations to Julia Callender for her Pathology Department Research Retreat award!
July 2020: Congratulations to Jessica Lawrence for successfully defending her PhD thesis, “Mechanisms of Prion Aggregate Spread and Synaptic Toxicity”. Good luck in your new position at Genetech, Jessica!
April 2020: Helen Khuu and Joy Chen begin their Master’s program in the lab.
February 2020: Welcome to the lab, Adela Malik!
October 2019: Welcome to the team, Kaylauni Cisneros!
September 2019: Jessica Lawrence is selected to present her thesis work at the Biomedical Sciences Research Retreat in Palm Springs, CA.
Welcome to the lab, Kika Funk and Jessica Tseng!
July 2019: We welcome scientist Jin Wang to the team!
August 2018: Thu and Naquiba give their oral presentations at the UCSD Undergraduate Research Symposium.
June 2018: Jaidev starts graduate school at University of Colorado.
May 2018: Christina presents a study on the neuroinvasion of fibrillar prions at the International Prion Research Conference.
April 2018: Jessica gives an oral presentation on prion spread from cell-to-cell at the Experimental Biology meeting. Way to go, Jessica! Jaidev presents a poster for the first time. Triton 5K race through UCSD campus to raise funds for scholarships.
March 2018: Christina and Patricia present at the Glycobiology Conference.
January 2018: Jaidev Bapat and Thu Nam begin independent research projects with mentors Patricia and Jessica. Ashley Dinh joins the lab.
November 2017: Christina co-chairs the Prion Disease Mini-Symposium and presents a research update at the annual American College of Veterinary Pathologists meeting in Vancouver, Canada.
September 2017: Tim Kurt’s paper, Asparagine and glutamine ladders promote cross-species prion conversion, is published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
June 2017: Graduate student Jessica Lawrence receives an NIH F31 fellowship to study how prion aggregate spread through the brain. Congratulations Jessica!
June 2017: Taylor Winrow joins as the new laboratory manager. Ryan Jackson, Jinfang Li, Loren Lavadia, and Joshua Asiaban join the lab.