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The Walter S. and Lucienne Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary PhD program that trains students in biomedical sciences while giving them the flexibility to pursue a variety of research interests and dual degrees.

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Faculty work with students to conduct research across disciplines, including biochemistry, biology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, neurobiology, pharmacology and computational biology.

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HRD1-mediated METTL14 degradation regulates m6A mRNA modification to suppress ER proteotoxic liver disease.

Wei J, Harada BT, Lu D, Ma R, Gao B, Xu Y, Montauti E, Mani N, Chaudhuri SM, Gregory S, Weinberg SE, Zhang DD, Green R, He C, Fang D.

Mol Cell. 2021 Nov 23:S1097-2765(21)00948-5. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2021.10.028. Online ahead of print.

Herpesviruses assimilate kinesin to produce motorized viral particles.

Pegg CE, Zaichick SV, Bomba-Warczak E, Jovasevic V, Kim D, Kharkwal H, Wilson DW, Walsh D, Sollars PJ, Pickard GE, Savas JN, Smith GA.

Nature. 2021 Nov;599(7886):662-666. doi: 10.1038/s41586-021-04106-w. Epub 2021 Nov 17.

Development of Fe3O4 core-TiO2 shell nanocomposites and nanoconjugates as a foundation for neuroblastoma radiosensitization.

Liu W, Mirzoeva S, Yuan Y, Deng J, Chen S, Lai B, Vogt S, Shah K, Shroff R, Bleher R, Jin Q, Vo N, Bazak R, Ritner C, Gutionov S, Raha S, Sedlmair J, Hirschmugl C, Jacobsen C, Paunesku T, Kalapurkal J, Woloschak GE.

Cancer Nanotechnol. 2021;12(1):12. doi: 10.1186/s12645-021-00081-z. Epub 2021 May 14.

Experimental colitis enhances temporal variations in CX3CR1 cell colonization of the gut and brain following irradiation.

Batra A, Bui TM, Rehring JF, Yalom LK, Muller WA, Sullivan DP, Sumagin R.

Am J Pathol. 2021 Nov 9:S0002-9440(21)00482-X. doi: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2021.10.013. Online ahead of print.

Dynactin 1 negatively regulates HIV-1 infection by sequestering the host cofactor CLIP170.

Shanmugapriya S, Santos da Silva E, Campbell JA, Boisjoli MP, Naghavi MH.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 Oct 26;118(43):e2102884118. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2102884118.

Fractionating a COVID-19 Ad5-vectored vaccine improves virus-specific immunity.

Sanchez S, Palacio N, Dangi T, Ciucci T, Penaloza-MacMaster P.

Sci Immunol. 2021 Dec 3;6(66):eabi8635. doi: 10.1126/sciimmunol.abi8635. Epub 2021 Dec 3.

Cross-protective immunity following coronavirus vaccination and coronavirus infection.

Dangi T, Palacio N, Sanchez S, Park M, Class J, Visvabharathy L, Ciucci T, Koralnik IJ, Richner JM, Penaloza-MacMaster P.

J Clin Invest. 2021 Oct 8:e151969. doi: 10.1172/JCI151969. Online ahead of print.

Corrigendum: Loss of TARBP2 Drives the Progression of Hepatocellular Carcinoma via miR-145-SERPINE1 Axis.

Li LM, Chen C, Ran RX, Huang JT, Sun HL, Zeng C, Zhang Z, Zhang W, Liu SM.

Front Oncol. 2021 Sep 7;11:746958. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2021.746958. eCollection 2021.

Kainate receptors regulate the functional properties of young adult-born dentate granule cells.

Zhu Y, Armstrong JN, Contractor A.

Cell Rep. 2021 Sep 21;36(12):109751. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2021.109751.

RARG variant predictive of doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity identifies a cardioprotective therapy.

Magdy T, Jiang Z, Jouni M, Fonoudi H, Lyra-Leite D, Jung G, Romero-Tejeda M, Kuo HH, Fetterman KA, Gharib M, Burmeister BT, Zhao M, Sapkota Y, Ross CJ, Carleton BC, Bernstein D, Burridge PW.

Cell Stem Cell. 2021 Sep 14:S1934-5909(21)00343-X. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2021.08.006. Online ahead of print.

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