November 24, 2014

MBL Research Award 2014 Recipients

Simon Alford, Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
“Temporo-spatial analysis of the synaptic vesicle pool”
Funded by the H. Keffer Hartline and Edward F. MacNichol, Jr. Fellowship Fund

Christopher Berger, Associate Professor, University of Vermont
“Single molecular imaging of tau dynamics in isolated squid axoplasm”
Funded by the Plum Foundation John E. Dowling Fellowship Fund and the Charles Evans Foundation Research Award

Magdalena Bezanilla, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
“An unconventional myosin mediates cross talk between the actin and microtubule cytoskeletons”
Funded by the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund and the Nikon Fellowship

Ona Bloom, Assistant Investigator, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
“Defining the conserved molecular pathways underlying successful regeneration after SCI”
Funded by the Eugene and Millicent Bell Fellowship Fund in Tissue Engineering at the MBL

Daniel Colón-Ramos, Associate Professor, Yale University School of Medicine
“An integrated system to monitor complex tissues at single-cell resolution”
Funded by the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund, James A and Faith Miller Memorial Fund and the Evelyn and Melvin Spiegel Fellowship Fund

Rhonda Dzakpasu, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University
“How Aβ pathology modulates network activity within the entorhinal cortex-hippocampus microcircuit in an Alzheimer’s mouse model”
Funded by the Charles Evans Foundation Research Award, the E. E. Just Endowed Research Fellowship Fund and the Ann E. Kammer Memorial Fellowship Fund

Christine Field, Lecturer/Associate Scientist, Harvard Medical School
“Cytokinesis signaling in a cell-free system”
Funded by the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship

J. David Furlow, Proessor, University of California, Davis
“In vivo analysis of thyroid hormone receptor signaling during development using emerging genetic technologies in Xenopus laevis and xenopus tropicalis”
Funded by the Lucy B. Lemann Fellowship Fund and the Evelyn and Melvin Spiegel Fellowship Fund

Jose Garcia-Arraras, Professor, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus
“Regeneration of the nerve ring in holothurians; cellular and molecular studies”
Funded by the John M. Arnold Award, the Frederik B and Betsy G. Bang Fellowship Fund, the Eugene and Millicent Bell Fellowship Fund in Tissue Engineering at the MBL and the Erik B. Fries Endowed Fellowship Fund

Jay Gatlin, Assistant Professor, University of Wyoming
“Spindle assembly and positioning in limiting cytoplasmic volumes”
Funded by the Charles Evans Foundation Research Award, the M. G. F. Fuortes Fellowship Fund, the H. Keffer Hartline and Edward F. MacNichol, Jr. Fellowship Fund, the Stephen W. Kuffler Fellowship Fund, and the Evelyn and Melvin Spiegel Fellowship Fund

J. Andrew Gillis, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dalhousie University
“Experimental investigations of craniofacial development and cartilage repair in the little skate, Leucoraja erinacea”
Funded by the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship

Gohta Goshima, Professor, Nagoya University
“Organelle transport in plant cells”
Funded by the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship

Marc Hammarlund, Assistant Professor, Yale University
“Mechanisms of neuronal circuit homeostasis”
Funded by the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship

David Kovar, Associate Professor, The University of Chicago
“Homeostatic F-actin networks compete for actin monomers”
Funded by the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship and the Burr and Susie Steinbach Fellowship Fund

Wei-Lih Lee, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
“Mechanism of ER attachment and polarization during nuclear migration in S. cerevisiae”
Funded by the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship

Artur Llobet, Principal Investigator, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute & University of Barcelona
“Rewiring of sensory inputs in the Xenopus brain”
Funded by the Charles Evans Foundation Research Award, the Fischbach Fellowship and the Great Generation Fund for Research and Education at the MBL

Timothy Mitchison, Professor, Harvard Medical School
“Limiting components for mitotic spindle assembly”
Funded by the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship

Tetsuya Nakamura, Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Chicago
“Deeply conserved Hox collinearity autonomously produces diversified fin patterns and evolution depending on appendage size”
Funded by the Robert Day Allen Fellowship Fund, the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship and the Elisabet Samuelsson Director’s Discretionary Fund

Robert Rose, Associate Professor, North Carolina State University
“New methods to study cooperation between transcription factors that regulate pancreas development in Xenopus laevis”
Funded by the Baxter Postdoctoral Fellowship Fund

Joshua Rosenthal, Assistant Professor, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus
“Development of a resource for transcriptomes from non-model organisms”
Funded by the Baxter Postdoctoral Fellowship Fund, Funded by the Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship and the Frank R. Lillie Fellowship