Thomas Forman is in the first year of his graduate study (G-1) at the CU Medical Scientist Training Program. Thomas will investigate the role of RNA toxicity in the pathogenesis of FSHD, with the long-term goal of understanding why the muscle might be a sensitzed tissue context for the pathological... [Read More]
New rotation student
Christina (Tina) Piarowski is a first year student in the Cell Biology, Stem Cells, and Development Program. Tina will study the differences in DUX4-induced gene expression in the early embryo versus muscle cells, and how these differences might inform our understanding of FSHD. We are excited to have her with... [Read More]
Laura awarded a supplement to our MIRA!
Laura Baquero, a PRA in our lab, has been awarded a diversity supplement to our MIRA by NIH/NIGMS to study how noncanonical translation events contribute to escape from nonsense-mediated RNA decay. Laura worked very hard on her proposal and we are so excited for her to have this opportunity! [Read More]
New grant to study aberrant translation in FSHD
Friends of FSH Research and Chris Carrino Foundation for FSHD
We are grateful for the support of Friends of FSH Research and the Chris Carrino Foundation for FSHD in awarding a new grant to our lab to study the role of aberrant translation in FSHD. It is a continuation of the first grant our lab ever received and we are... [Read More]
Our lab turns 2 today!
Two years ago, today, our lab was a room full of boxes that I could barely walk into. Today, the lab is fully functional and we are doing the most exciting science I have ever done in my career. None of this would be possible without the wonderful people in... [Read More]