News

2017

Sep 2017: Collaborative study with Yang lab published in Development.

Sep 2017: Bo Zhang (post-doctoral fellow) joins the group. Welcome aboard Bo.

August 2017: Kalsotra group receives 3 year funding from Muscular Dystrophy Association. [Link]

August 2017: Joe receives a 2 year American Heart Association pre-doc fellowship. Well deserved!

August 2017: Collaborative study with Tsai lab published in Human Molecular Genetics. Congrats Joe! [Link]

August 2017: Undergraduate, Emelia Smith (Junior, MCB), joins the lab. Welcome Emelia!

July 2017: First graduate student from Kalsotra lab defends. Big Congratulations to Amruta!

July 2017: Study on Poly(A) tail length dynamics and its influence on protein synthesis in the heart published in eLife.
Congratulations to Sandip, Joe and the rest of Kalsotra Lab! [Link1] [Link2] [Link3]

July 2017: Collaborative study with Ceman lab published in BMC Biology. Congrats Joe! [Link]

June 2017: Undergraduate, Miranda Gurra (Sophomore, Biochemistry), joins the lab. Welcome Miranda!

June 2017: Kevin accepted the MD admission from Southern Illinois University. Congratulations!

June 2017: Nash gave a talk at the "19th International Symposium on Cells of Hepatic Sinusoid" in Galway, Ireland. [Link]

May 2017: Junior, Jackie Chen, won the William T. and Lynn Jackson Summer scholarship in Biochemistry. Well done Jackie!

May 2017: Congratulations to Sang, Luke and Lily for winning "MCB SROP fellowships".[Link]

April 2017: Nash gave a seminar in the Department of Molecular Genetics at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. [Link]

April 2017: David and Jeff accepted MD admissions from the University of Illinois, Chicago. Nicely done!

April 2017: Joe and Chaitali presented posters at the "Weinstein Conference" in Columbus, OH. [Link]

April 2017: Sushant passed his prelims exam with flying colors. Way to Go Sushant!

March 2017: Cole's review on RNA structure and modifications published in Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology. The paper is on the top ten download list of the journal.

March 2017: Gandhar accepted the MD/PhD offer from Baylor College of Medicine Houston. Congratulations!

March 2017: Cole received offers from graduate schools at Harvard, CSHL, Yale, Johns Hopkins, U Mass- Decided to go to Yale!

March 2017: Collaborative research project with Prof. Steve Zimmerman, "Small molecule approaches to targeting the DNA and RNA in Myotonic dystrophy", is funded by NIH R01.

Feb 2017: Kevin's review on Myotonic dystrophy published in Current Opinion in Genetics and Development. Well done!

Feb 2017: Waqar gave a talk in the "OMICS Nanotechnology for Cancer Precision Medicine" symposium at IGB.

Feb 2017: Undergraduate, Kristina Slaby (Freshman, MCB), joins the lab. Welcome Kristina!

Jan 2017: Nash gave a departmental seminar in the RNA Center at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.

Jan 2017: Undergraduates Sang Ho (Sophomore, Biochemistry), Feikai Lin (Sophomore, MCB) and Luke Detloff (Junior, MCB)
join the lab. Welcome to all the new members!

Jan 2017: Waqar and Gandhar's review on Interconnections between RNA processing and intermediary metabolism is published in Biochim Biophys Acta- Gene Regulatory Mechanisms. Nice job!

2016

Dec 2016: Ullas Chembazhi (graduate student) joins the lab. Welcome aboard Ullas!

Nov 2016: Sushant's F1000 review on the use of OMICS technologies to discover RNA diversity is published. Well done!

Oct 2016: Cole wins the outstanding oral presentation award at "Rustbelt RNA Meeting" in Ohio. Congrats! [Link]

Oct 2016: Joe, Chaitali, Waqar, Amruta and Sushant present posters at the Rustbelt RNA meeting in Cleveland, OH.

Oct 2016: David wins yet another James Scholarship (Preble research award). Fantastic Job!

Sep 2016: Jackie Chen (Sophomore, Biochem) and Arjun Prasanna (Junior, MCB) join the lab. Welcome Guys!

Sep 2016: Nash becomes a faculty member of Omics Nanotechnology for Cancer Precision Medicine theme at IGB. [Link]

Aug 2016: Congratulations to Amruta for receiving the "Herbert E. Carter" fellowship in Biochemistry.

July 2016: Chaitali received a 2yr American Heart Association post-doc fellowship. Congratulations!

July 2016: Joe, Sushant and Waqar presented posters at the "Gordon Research Conference" in Vermont.

June 2016: Nash gave a seminar in the Department of Cell Biology & Physiology at UNC Chapel Hill, NC.

May 2016: Kalsotra group congratulates Gandhar, Cole, and Eddie for graduating with highest distinctions. Well deserved!

May 2016: Congratulations to David and Jeff for winning "MCB SROP fellowships".

May 2016: Eddie won the best poster prize at "UIUC Undergraduate Research Day" symposium. Way to go Eddie!

May 2016: Eddie received the "Jackson Award" for best senior thesis in Biochemistry. Congrats Eddie!

May 2016: Chaitali's abstract was chosen for oral presentation at the "Weinstein Conference" in North Carolina [Link] .

April 2016: Chaitali won the oral presentation award at the "UIUC-COM Research Day" symposium. Well deserved!

April 2016: Joe successfully passed his prelims and qualifying exam. Congrats Joe!

April 2016: Eddie accepted the offer from University of Wisconsin "with 4 years of funding". Fantastic job!

March 2016: Congratulations to David for winning James Scholarship (Preble research award).

March 2016: Amruta won the MCB GSA Research Photo Contest. Well done!

March 2016: Eddie received offers from graduate schools at Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Baylor, and University of Wisconsin.

Feb 2016: Waqar received a 5yr F30 pre-doc fellowship from NIH/NIDDK. Congrats Waqar!

January 2016: Waqar successfully passed his prelims. Yippy!

January 2016: Nash is selected as a Beckman Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study, UIUC. [Link1] [Link2]

2015

December 2015: Sushant Bangru (graduate student) joins the lab. Welcome aboard Sushant!

November 2015: Nash gave an invited talk at the "International Symposium on Cells of Hepatic Sinusoid" in Asilomar, CA. [Link]

November 2015: Study on RNA splicing controlling liver maturation published in Nature Communications.
Congratulations to Amruta, Darren and the rest of Kalsotra Lab! [Link1] [Link2]

November 2015: Congratulations to Gandhar for winning James Scholarship (Preble research award).

October 2015: Nash gave an invited seminar in the Department of Biochemistry at SIU in Carbondale, IL.

October 2015: Waqar, Joe, Cole, Eddie, Kevin and Gandhar presented posters at Rustbelt RNA meeting in Huron, OH.

October 2015: Amruta's abstract was chosen for oral presentation at Rustbelt RNA meeting in Huron, OH.

October 2015: Eddie got a travel grant from "UIUC Office of Undergraduate Research" to present his work
at the Rustbelt RNA meeting. Congrats!

September 2015: Nash is selected as the UIUC nominee for PEW Biomedical Scholars Program.

August 2015: Joe won a 2yr Chemical Biology Interface fellowship. Fantastic![Link]

July 2015: Collaborative study with Bellen lab published in PLoS Biology (Selected as Cover article).

June 2015: Kevin received best oral presentation award during "UIUC Undergraduate Research Day" symposium. Super! [Link1][Link2]

June 2015: Amruta won the best poster prize at the 20th "Annual RNA society meeting" in Madison, WI. Yippy! [Link]

May 2015: Nash gave an oral presentation at the 20th "Annual RNA Society meeting" in Madison, WI.

May 2015: Sandip's abstract was chosen for a talk at the 20th Annual RNA Society meeting in Madison.

May 2015: Waqar won the 2015 UIUC College of Medicine "Hazel I. Craig Fellowship". Congratulations Waqar!

May 2015: Collaborative study on regulation of alternative polyadenylation with Tian lab published in PLoS Genetics.

May 2015: Kevin won the "Highest Distinction" and the "Jackson Award" for best senior thesis in Biochemistry. Way to go Kevin!

May 2015: Congratulations to Cole for winning James Scholarship (Preble research award).

April 2015: Nash gave an invited seminar in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at UI Chicago, IL.

April 2015: Kevin gave an oral presentation at the "UIUC Undergraduate Research Day" symposium.

April 2015: Eddie and Gandhar presented posters at the "UIUC Undergraduate Research Day" symposium.

April 2015: Anthony was accepted into the "UCLA" graduate program! Fantastic!

April 2015: Amruta won an oral presentation award at the "UIUC-COM Research Day" symposium. Well deserved!

April 2015: Sandip's, Waqar's and Amruta's abstracts were chosen for talks at the "UIUC-COM Research Day" symposium.
3 Musketeers!

April 2015: The first Kalsotra Group "NIH R01" grant is funded!

April 2015: Congratulations to Kevin for winning James Scholarship (Preble research award).

April 2015: Collaboration with Janga lab on age & gender-related RBP expression in human livers published in Scientific Reports.

March 2015: Nash gave an invited talk at the "Annual Society of Neurochemistry" meeting in Atlanta, GA.

March 2015: Kalsotra Group congratulates Cole, Eddie, and Gandhar for winning "MCB SROP fellowships".

March 2015: Anthony's review on DM1 is published in Developmental Dynamics. Congrats Anthony!

February 2015: David Rhode (MCB sophomore) joins the group. Welcome David!

February 2015: Nash gave a talk on "translational control in heart" at Gordon Research Conference in Ventura, CA

February 2015: Waqar successfully passed his qualifying exam. Well done Waqar!

January 2015: Jeffery Rajkumar (MCB sophomore) joins the group. Welcome aboard Jeff!

January 2015: Amruta won the Biochemistry Grad Student Travel Award. Congrats Amruta!

2014

December 2014: Amruta successfully passed her prelims. Congrats Amruta!

December 2014: Joseph Seimetz (graduate student) joins the lab. Welcome Joe!

December 2014: Chaitali Misra (post-doctoral fellow) joins the group. Welcome aboard Chaitali.

November 2014: Vince presented results from his summer research at UIC Chicago.

October 2014: Nash gave an invited seminar at the "Cleveland Clinic" in Ohio.

September 2014: Kevin Yum (Biochemistry Senior) joins the lab. Welcome Kevin!

August 2014: Collaborative study with Cooper lab on Rbfox2's role in myoblast fusion published in Molecular Cell.

July 2014: Nash was a guest lecturer at the "Integrative RNA Biology-SIG" (ISMB) meeting in Boston.

July 2014: Nash gave an invited talk at the "Gordon Research Symposium" in Newport, Rhode Island.

July 2014: Amruta, Darren and Sandip presented posters at the Gordon Research Conference in Newport, Rhode Island.

June 2014: Kalsotra lab says goodbye to Hannah, Shreya, and Irvin as they move on to do new things. Best of luck!

June 2014: Gandhar Datar joined the lab. Welcome aboard Gandhar!

May 2014: Irvin Lu graduated from the MCB program. Congratulations Irvin!

May 2014: Vincent Spears, MD Student at UIUC College of Medicine, joined the lab on a summer fellowship.

May 2014: Nash accepted a position as a faculty member of F1000.

May 2014: Sophomore, Cole Lewis, won the MCB Summer Research scholarship. Congratulations Cole!

May 2014: Sophomore, Eddie Rashan, won the William T. and Lynn Jackson Summer scholarship in Biochemistry. Congratulations Eddie!

April 2014: Darren was accepted into the "MIT" Biology graduate program!

April 2014: Amruta & Darren's poster titled "Identification of a conserved and cell-type specific program of regulated mRNA splicing in postnatal liver development" won 2nd place among basic science research posters at the UIUC College of Medicine Research Symposium!

April 2014: Darren won the Highest Distinction and the Jackson Award for best senior thesis in Biochemistry for his combined work with Dr. Kalsotra & Dr. Silverman.

April 2014: Collaborative study with Cooper lab on cell-type specific splicing in heart development published in Nature Communications!

March 2014: Vincent Charles Spears, medical student, will be joining our lab for Summmer 2014. Vincent won a 2014 UIUC College of Medicine Hazel I. Craig Fellowship to work in the lab. He will study the role of polyA binding proteins in skeletal muscle. Welcome Vincent!

February 2014: Amruta successfully passed her qualifying exam!

January 2014: Nash won the Basil O'Connor Research Award from March of Dimes Foundation.

January 2014: Eddie Rashan (MCB Undergraduate) joined the lab

January 2014: Nash's paper "The Mef2 Transcription Network Is Disrupted in Myotonic Dystrophy Heart Tissue, Dramatically Altering miRNA and mRNA Expression" has been published in Cell Reports. Great way to start the new year!

2013

December 2013: Waqar Arif, MSP student, has joined the lab. Welcome Waqar!

October 2013: Amruta Bhate and Darren Parker presented a joint poster at the Rustbelt RNA meeting in Cleveland, OH.

October 2013: Sandip’s abstract was chosen for an oral presentation at the Rustbelt RNA meeting in Cleveland, OH. Congrats Sandip!

August 2013: Shreya Gupta (Undergraduate MCB student) joins the group. Welcome aboard Shreya.

August 2013: Akash Patel (Undergraduate MCB student) joins the group. Welcome aboard Akash.

August 2013: Auinash was a guest lecturer at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York.

August 2013: Cole Lewis (Undergraduate MCB student) joins the group. Welcome aboard Cole.

July 2013: Nash obtained a Grant from Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust.

July 2013: Anthony Chau (lab technician, shared with Anakk Lab) joins the group. Welcome aboard Anthony.

June 2013: Nash is selected as the UIUC nominee for SEARLE Scholars Program.

May 2013: Darren Parker, won the William T. and Lynn Jackson Summer Scholarship in Biochemistry. Congrats Darren!

March 2013: Irvin Lu (Undergraduate MCB student) joins the group. Welcome aboard Irvin.

February 2013: Elizabeth Hunt (lab manager, shared with Anakk Lab) joins the group. Welcome aboard Beth.

January 2013: Irvin Lu (Undergraduate MCB student) joins the group. Welcome aboard Irvin.

January 2013: Darren Parker (Undergraduate biochemistry thesis student) joins the group. Welcome aboard Darren.

January 2013: Sandip Chorghade (post-doctoral fellow) joins the group. Welcome aboard Sandip.

2012

December 2012: Amruta Bhate (graduate student) joins the group. Welcome aboard Amruta.

November 2012: Kalsotra lab opens. The journey has begun!