Our preprint “Genetic background and diet affect brown adipose gene co-expression — metabolic associations” is available on bioRxiv.
Anna Grobelny joins the lab as a rotation student! Welcome Anna!
Our preprint “Natural brown adipose expansion and remission of hyperglycemia in obese SM/J mice” is available on bioRxiv.
Natalie Butler presents her summer research at the OGR symposium!
Juan and Celine give podium presentations at the Complex Trait Consortium in San Diego!
Caryn Carson presents a poster at the Brown and White Adipose in Metabolism meeting in Copenhagen!
Natalie Butler joins the lab as a summer OGR scholar! Welcome Natalie!
Jorge Bahena joins the lab as a summer intern! Welcome Jorge!
Our preprint “Epistatic Networks Associated with Parent-of-Origin Effects on Metabolic Traits” is available on bioRxiv.
Alex Miranda presents his research at the Department of Genetics Friday Research Talks!
Celine St Pierre is awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! Congratulations Celine!
Jeongmin Lee joins the lab for a rotation! Welcome Jeongmin!
Juan and Priscilla present their research at the NHGRI Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting!
Alex Miranda is inducted into the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. Congratulations Alex!
Juan Macias presents his research at the Department of Genetics Friday Research Talks!
Our manuscript entitled “Dietary iron interacts with genetic background to influence glucose homeostasis” has been accepted for publication in Nutrition and Metabolism!
Caryn Carson presents her research at the Department of Genetics Friday Research Talks!
Celine and Caryn present posters at the Diabetes Day Symposium!
Marcus Kunzmann presents a poster at the Undergraduate Research Symposium!
Celine St. Pierre wins “Best Poster” at the MGG/HSG/CSB retreat! Congratulations Celine!
Our manuscript entitled “Ironing Out the Details: Untangling Dietary Iron and Genetic Background in Diabetes” has been accepted for publication in Nutrients!
Celine presents a poster at the MGG/HSG/CSB retreat!
Alex Miranda gives a talk at the WUSM IMSD symposium!
Our manuscript entitled “The Epigenetics of Metabolic Syndrome” has been accepted for publication in Physiological Genomics!
Priscilla Rodriguez joins the lab through the McDonnell Genome Institute’s Opportunities in Genomics Research Extensive Study Program. Welcome Priscilla!
Anh presents her research at the YSP Summer Focus Symposium!
The Lawson Lab (sans Heather) successfully escapes!
Celine St. Pierre joins the lab for her thesis study! Welcome Celine!
Heather Schmidt joins the lab as a Senior Research Technician. Welcome Heather!
Anh Nguyen joins the lab for the summer through the YSP program. Welcome Anh!
Lucian Agnello joins the lab as a summer programmer. Welcome Lucian!
Alex gives a talk at the Developmental Biology retreat!
Marcus Kunzmann is awarded a Washington University BioSURF Fellowship to continue working in the lab this summer. Congratulations Marcus!
Our manuscript entitled “Early onset disc degeneration in SM/J mice is associated with ion transport systems and fibrotic changes” has been accepted for publication in Matrix Biology!
Juan presents a poster at the NHGRI Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting in Los Angeles!
Celebrating Alex’s successful defense of his thesis proposal. Congratulations Alex!
Our manuscript entitled “The NIEHS TaRGET II Consortium and environmental epigenomics” has been accepted for publication in Nature Biotechnology!
Brown and white adipocyte sugar cookies for the holidays!
Alex and Caryn present posters at the WUSM Diabetes Day Symposium!
Celebrating Caryn’s successful defense of her thesis proposal. Congratulations Caryn!
The Lawson Lab represents at the CSB/MGG/HSG annual retreat!
Farewell tacos and margaritas for Sakura, who is leaving to begin graduate studies at the University of Cambridge in England. Congratulations Sakura – we’ll miss you!
Marcus Kunzmann joins the lab as an Undergraduate Researcher!
Celine St. Pierre joins the lab for a rotation!
Caryn and Alex present their research at the ADA meetings in San Diego!
Alex presents a poster at the Developmental Biology retreat!
The Lawson Lab celebrates Cinco de Mayo!
Sakura presents a poster at the Undergraduate Research Symposium!
The Lawson Lab represents at the Saint Louis March for Science!
Sakura Oyama has been selected as a Gates Cambridge Scholar! Congratulations Sakura!
Juan presents a poster at the NHGRI Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting!
Our manuscript entitled “Physiologic and genetic evidence links Hemopexin to triglycerides in mice and humans” has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Obesity!
Nicolette Laird joins the lab for a rotation!
We have been awarded a Pilot and Feasibility grant from the WUSM Diabetes Research Center (DRC) to explore the molecular and functional basis of brown adipose expansion in mice.
Caryn and Juan present posters at the MGG/HSG/CSB retreat!
Juan Macias joins the lab for his thesis study! Welcome Juan – Gabba Gabba Hey!
Sakura Oyama joins the lab as an undergraduate researcher! Welcome Sakura!
Heather is an invited speaker at the Penn State Center for Medical Genomics retreat.
Alex Miranda receives an Honorable Mention in the 2016 NSF GRFP. Congratulations Alex!
Alex Miranda joins the lab for his thesis study! Welcome Alex!
Caryn Carson joins the lab for her thesis study! Welcome Caryn!
Jessica Wayhart is promoted to Senior Research Technician! Congratulations Jessica!
Alex Miranda joins the lab for a rotation!
Caryn Carson joins the lab for a rotation!
The Lawson Lab has officially moved in to the 6th floor of the Scott McKinley Research Building!
Brian Leon-Ricardo joins the lab for a rotation!
Juan presented his poster entitled “Identification of Genes Associated with Parent-of-Origin Effects in Obesity” at the CIFAR Genetic Networks meeting.
Juan Macias joins the lab for a rotation!
On July 1st, Heather joined the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences and the Lawson Lab officially launched!
Former graduate student Igor Nikolskiy’s paper entitled “Using whole-genome sequences of the LG/J and SM/J inbred mouse strains to prioritize quantitative trait genes and nucleotides” is accepted for publication in BMC Genomics!
Claire Schulkey joins the lab!
Jessica presented her poster entitled “Physiologic and Genetic Evidence Links Hemopexin to Adipocytes in Obesity” at the Diabetes Research Center Diabetes Day Symposium.
Jessica Wayhart joins the lab!
Heather received a second year of funding from the Washington University Nutrition and Obesity Research Center Pilot and Feasibility Studies Program (NORC). Her research project is titled “Methylation profiling parent-of-origin effects on dietary obesity in mice”.
Our paper entitled “Genomic imprinting and parent-of-origin effects on complex traits” has been published and is available here.
Heather recently received an NIH-K01 Mentored Career Development Award from the NIDDK. With this award, she is conducting her research in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research. She is also training in molecular physiology and learning about clinical aspects of metabolic disease as part of her career development.