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Bold & Basic Grant Awarded to Reiter, Raleigh & Poskanzer

QBI held a competition to give away 1.1 million dollars for bold ideas and basic research in cancer and psychiatry. Four grants and four fellowships were awarded to the best collaborative ideas that merged both basic and clinical research. Jeremy Reiter and David Raleigh proposed a bold idea in cancer: How fats cause cancer: Lipids in the primary cilium activate oncogenic Hedgehog signaling.

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Reiter Lab collaborates on article published in Nature Cell Biology

Galo Garcia (Reiter Lab) and Xiaoyu Shi show us how the ciliary gate is organized and how that goes wrong in disease.

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2018 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences - Peter Walter, PhD

We are delighted to share the news that Peter Walter, PhD, professor and Howard Hughes Investigator in the School of Medicine Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, has received a 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. This award recognizes him for "elucidating the unfolded protein response, a cellular quality-control system that detects disease-causing unfolded proteins and directs cells to take corrective measures."

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EVENTS
May

29

Gia Voeltz, University of Colorado Boulder
The role of ER membrane contact sites in regulating the structure of other organelles
GH Aud 106, 4pm

Jun

5

Melanie Blokesch, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)
How the pathogen Vibrio cholerae kills its bacterial enemies and embraces its kin
GH Aud 106, 4pm

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