CCIL Members Publish Paper on Myotonic Dystrophy

CCIL Members Publish Paper on Myotonic Dystrophy

Wawrzyniec Dobrucki, professor of bioengineering, and Auinash Kalsotra, professor of biochemistry, have published their research on myotonic dystrophy, which generates lethal heart dysfunctions. The researchers and their team genetically engineered mice to express the...
Student Spotlight: Sisi He

Student Spotlight: Sisi He

Sisi He, PhD Candidate, Molecular and Integrative Physiology TiMe 2016 CohortC*STAR 2017 Cohort  What first led to your interest in cancer research? I studied Chemistry and Biochemistry at UW-Madison for my Bachelor’s degree. Afterward, I came here to pursue doctoral...
Student Spotlight: Hailey Knox

Student Spotlight: Hailey Knox

Hailey Knox, ChemistryTissue Microenvironment (TiMe) Program What is your research focus? I explore photoacoustic imaging, a technique where light is delivered into tissues, and certain compounds absorb it. When they release it as heat, we can detect that energy...

DNA Nanostructure Acts As Lipid-Flipping Enzyme

DNA nanostructure flips lipids from one side of a lipid bilayer to the other more than 1,000 times as fast as natural enzymes called scramblases, researchers report (Nat. Commun. 2018, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-04821-5). Asymmetry in the lipid composition of the inner...