James Thomas received a postdoctoral fellowship from the Washington Research Foundation. James proposed to develop new technologies to manipulate RNA isoform expression and dissect the functional contributions of individual isoforms to cancer initiation and progression.
Jacob Polaski received a postdoctoral fellowship from the Chromosome Metabolism and Cancer Training Grant. Jacob proposed to determine how recurrent mutations in UPF1, which encodes a core component of the nonsense-mediated mRNA decay machinery, contribute to pancreatic adenosquamous carcinoma.
Sujatha Jagannathan accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, as part of the RNA Bioscience Initiative. Suja's lab will study RNA surveillance, facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, and many other topics.
Heidi Dvinge accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomolecular Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Heidi's lab will study splicing in cancer, non-coding components of the spliceosome, and many other topics.