News

November 2018

Celine and Caryn present posters at the Diabetes Day Symposium!

October 2018

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!

 

September 2018

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!

 

August 2018

Priscilla Rodriguez joins the lab through the McDonnell Genome Institute’s Opportunities in Genomics Research Extensive Study Program. Welcome Priscilla!

July 2018

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!

 

June 2018

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!

 

 

May 2018

Alex gives a talk at the Developmental Biology retreat!

 

 

April 2018

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!

 

March 2018

Juan presents a poster at the NHGRI Research Training and Career Development Annual Meeting in Los Angeles!

 

February 2018

Celebrating Alex’s successful defense of his thesis proposal. Congratulations Alex!

 

January 2018

Our manuscript entitled “The NIEHS TaRGET II Consortium and environmental epigenomics” has been accepted for publication in Nature Biotechnology!

 

December 2017

Brown and white adipocyte sugar cookies for the holidays!

 

November 2017

Alex and Caryn present posters at the WUSM Diabetes Day Symposium!

 

 

 

October 2017

Celebrating Caryn’s successful defense of her thesis proposal. Congratulations Caryn!

 

September 2017

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!

 

 

August 2017

Celine St. Pierre joins the lab for a rotation!

 

 

 

June 2017

Caryn and Alex present their research at the ADA meetings in San Diego!

 

 

Alex presents a poster at the Developmental Biology retreat!

 

 

May 2017

The Lawson Lab celebrates Cinco de Mayo!

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Sakura presents a poster at the Undergraduate Research Symposium!

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April 2017

The Lawson Lab represents at the Saint Louis March for Science!

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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!

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January 2017

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!

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December 2016

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.

 

October 2016

Caryn and Juan present posters at the MGG/HSG/CSB retreat!

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September 2016

Juan Macias joins the lab for his thesis study! Welcome Juan – Gabba Gabba Hey!

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August 2016

Sakura Oyama joins the lab as an undergraduate researcher! Welcome Sakura!

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May 2016

Heather is an invited speaker at the Penn State Center for Medical Genomics retreat. 

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April 2016

Lunchtime Shenanigans!

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Alex Miranda receives an Honorable Mention in the 2016 NSF GRFP. Congratulations Alex!

 

 

March 2016

Alex Miranda joins the lab for his thesis study! Welcome Alex!

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Caryn Carson joins the lab for her thesis study! Welcome Caryn!

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February 2016

Jessica Wayhart is promoted to Senior Research Technician! Congratulations Jessica!

 

 

January 2016

Alex Miranda joins the lab for a rotation!

 

Caryn Carson joins the lab for a rotation!

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December 2015

The Lawson Lab has officially moved in to the 6th floor of the Scott McKinley Research Building!

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November 2015

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.

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October 2015

Juan Macias joins the lab for a rotation!

 

 

July 2015

On July 1st, Heather joined the  Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences and the Lawson Lab officially launched! 

 

 

May 2015

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!

 

 

January 2015

Claire Schulkey joins the lab!

 

 

November 2014

Jessica presented her poster entitled “Physiologic and Genetic Evidence Links Hemopexin to Adipocytes in Obesity” at the Diabetes Research Center Diabetes Day Symposium.

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February 2014

Jessica Wayhart joins the lab!

 

 

October 2013

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”.

 

 

September 2013

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.