Karen and Jorge Join the Lab

Jorge Martínez-Márquez, PhD is a new postdoctoral fellow. He completed his graduate work in Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan working with Dr. Mara Duncan on membrane trafficking in budding yeast. He studied the function of the yeast arrestin Ldb19/Art1, a known endocytic protein, at the trans-Golgi Network. His work was recently published in PLoS One.

Karen Hug is a new research technician. She studied Biochemistry at the University of Michigan with a minor in Chinese Language and Literature, and she studied abroad at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China.

Emerging Vision Scientist Day on Capitol Hill (AEVR/NAEVR)

I was honored to be selected to participate in the 4th Annual Emerging Vision Scientists Day on Capital Hill. This event is hosted by the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR)/Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) to showcase young vision scientists across the nation and provide us an opportunity to discuss our work and the importance of federal funding for vision research.

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