Congratulations to Miriam Stein – she becomes a Beckman Scholar.
Our manuscript on calcium signaling defects in Barth syndrome is now accepted for publication in Human Molecular Genetics. Congratulations to Sagnika for leading this effort and thanks to the Barth Syndrome Foundation for supporting this work.
Engrail Therapeutics has signed a licensing agreement with the Texas A&M University System to take our finding on elesclomol for the treatment of mitochondrial disorders of copper metabolism to clinic.
Noah Sherer joins the lab as a Biochemistry & Biophysics rotation student. Welcome Noah!
Adriana Okonkwo, a sophomore and Biochemistry major, joins the lab as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome Adriana!
The Gohil lab receives R01 grant from the NIH to study mechanisms of elescomol-mediated copper delivery to enzymes in cells. We thank NIGMS/NIH for continuously supporting our research for the past 8 years.
The Gohil lab receives funding from the Texas A&M University's X-grant program to study mitochondrial function in health and disease.
Eddy Pineda, an undergraduate student from Emory University, joins the lab for the summer as part of the Biochemistry and Biophysics REU program.
Katelyn Plank joins the lab as a Beckman Fellow undergraduate researcher.
Sagnika Ghosh successfully defends her PhD Dissertation thesis. Congratulations Sagnika!
Donna Iadarola graduates with PhD and accepts a postdoctoral position at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), University of Pennsylvania in Prof. Marni Falk's Lab.
Miriam Stein joins the Gohil lab as a new undergraduate researcher.
Abhinav and Alaumy pass their prelim exam with flying colors and are now PhD candidates! Congrats to Abhinav and Alaumy.
Donna Iadarola successfully defends her PhD Dissertation thesis. Congratulations Donna!
Our paper "Choline restores respiration in Psd1-deficient yeast by replenishing mitochondrial phosphatidylethanolamine" is now published in The Journal of Biological Chemistry. Congratulations to Donna, Alaumy, and Cameron.
Our paper "A genome wide copper-sensitized screen identifies novel regulators of mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase activity" is now published in The Journal of Biological Chemistry. Congratulations to Natalie, Aaron, and Zulkifli.
Our collaborative review on "Molecular Nature and Physiological Role of the Mitochondrial Calcium Uniporter" is now online in American Journal of Physiology.
Our perspective on repurposing elesclomol for disorders of copper metabolism is now published in Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs.
Our paper "Yeast homologs of human MCUR1 regulate mitochondrial proline metabolism” is now published in Nature Communications. (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-18704-1). Congratulations to Zulkifli for leading this exciting work.
Our paper "An Essential Role for Cardiolipin in the Stability and Function of the Mitochondrial Calcium Uniporter” is now published in PNAS (https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/06/26/2000640117). Congratulations to Sagnika and all our collaborators. To learn more about this finding please read:
Our paper "Elesclomol Alleviates Menkes Pathology and Mortality by Escorting Cu to Cuproenzymes in Mice” is now published in Science (https://science.sciencemag.org/content/368/6491/620). Congratulations to Shiva, Zulkifli and all our collaborators. To learn more about this finding please read: https://agrilifetoday.tamu.edu/2020/05/08/promising-study-by-texas-am-scientists-offers-hope-for-menkes-disease-patients/
Congratulations to Alison for receiving the Nestor Bottino Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics.
Our lab receives funding from the Barth Syndrome Foundation.
Congratulations to Andrew for receiving REU fellowship to perform summer research in the lab.
Congratulations to Donna on the publication of her paper – Vps39 is required for ethanolamine-stimulated elevation in mitochondrial phosphatidylethanolamine.
Vishal is awarded Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Teaching and Alison is awarded Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Research by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University.
Sagnika's abstract has been selected for the departmental research competition.