This work reports the first 3D structure of the membrane bound O-acyltransferase (MBOAT) superfamily, which includes a number of important drug targets for cancers and metabolic diseases. This work was predominantly done by Dr. Dan Ma, a Jane Coffin Childs postdoc fellow in Wenqing Xu's lab. Click here to read the article https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0568-2
It is titled : CRCNS: Joint coding of shape and texture in the primate brain. This is a US-Japan collaborative grant aiming to discover how object shape and surface texture are encoded in the midlevel stages of the non-human primate brain. Parallel experiments in Japan will study processing in human subjects
Sarah successfully defended her dissertation "Mitochondria in the llife and death of mechanosensory hair cells" on August 2, 2018. She did her work in David Raible's lab and is from the Neuroscience department.