April 4, 2024: Darcy has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF-GRFP), and Cynthia received an honorable mention!

March 18, 2024: Sheng’s paper is published in Nature Communications!!

February 23, 2024: Following graduation, Jeremy has moved on to a post-doc position at Bayer!

January 22, 2024: Jeremy defended his Ph.D. thesis!

December 4, 2023: Sheng defended his Ph.D. thesis!

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November 3, 2023: Meredith presented a Neurology/Neuroscience seminar at the University of Michigan, which was jointly sponsored by the LiveLikeLou Foundation.

October 10, 2023: Macy defended her Ph.D. thesis!

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September 25, 2023: Collaborative work with Ying Chen’s lab has been accepted at Nature Communications. Preprint link

August 24, 2023: Our work on the HtrA1 disaggregase has been preprinted on Research Square!

August 10, 2023: Meredith presented an invited seminar at the Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins University.

August 9, 2023: Collaborative work with the Rudra Lab is accepted for publication in Acta Biomaterialia! 

June 8, 2023: Meredith gave a talk at the Proteostasis Research in Canada (PRINCE) 2023 meeting.

June 1, 2023: Darcy Harris joins the lab as a graduate student! Darcy will work jointly between our lab and the Rudra Lab.

May 31, 2023: Cynthia is named a Beckman Scholar!

May 17, 2023: Our work to model Staph biofilm protein properties in yeast, where we also show that Hsp104 can dissolve biofilms, is published in mBio!

May 3, 2023: Brian is awarded the Sowden Prize for the top graduating senior!

May 3, 2023: Shamika is awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry Merck Index Award at graduation!

March 31, 2023: Ken has been named a Goldwater Scholar!

March 29, 2023: Joey has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF-GRFP)!

March 25, 2023: Kira has been named a MARC U-STAR fellow, which will support her work in the lab from 2023 to 2025!

March 1, 2023: Anirban Das joins the lab as a postdoctoral researcher! Anirban will work jointly between our lab and the Rudra Lab in Biomedical Engineering.

January 12, 2023: Collaborative work with Maggie Chen’s lab on protein misfolding in kidney disease is preprinted at BioRxiv.

January 1, 2023: R21 proposal on liquid-liquid phase separation of Matrin-3 is funded by National Institute on Aging (NIA).

January 1, 2023: Joey starts his graduate studies in the lab!

November 12, 2022: Ken gave a presentation at the ABRCMS annual meeting and received a presentation award for his work!

October 20, 2022: Meredith gave the keynote lecture at the University of Michigan Protein Folding Diseases Initiative Symposium.

October 15, 2022: Jeremy won a poster prize at the Biochemistry, Biophysics, & Structural Biology retreat!

October 14, 2022: Meredith gave a talk and the lab presented posters at the inaugural symposium for the Center for Biomolecular Condensates at WUSTL.

September 12, 2022: Our latest work on amyloid-inspired peptides as vaccine materials in collaboration with the Rudra Lab is posted on BioRxiv.

August 1, 2022: Anuradhika is awarded the ALS Association’s Milton Safenowitz Postdoctoral Fellowship!

July 15, 2022: Macy and Meredith attended a forum organized by the Live Like Lou Foundation, where Macy presented a poster and Meredith presented a talk.

July 1, 2022: Macy’s methods paper is accepted for publication in STAR Protocols!

May 31, 2022: Kira Jones joins the lab as a uSTAR Summer Scholar!

April 26, 2022: Jeremy, Macy, and Meredith attended the Protein Homeostasis in Health and Disease Conference at Cold Spring Harbor, where Jeremy and Macy presented posters and Meredith presented a seminar.

April 5, 2022: Brian has been awarded a BioSURF fellowship to support his work over the summer!

March 25, 2022: Ken has been named a MARC U-STAR fellow, which will support his work in the lab from 2022 to 2024!

March 14, 2022: Brian Sohn has been selected as the winner of the Washington University Outstanding Junior Award, which is sponsored by the St. Louis ACS Section!

February 4, 2022: Our work on Matrin-3 and its role in driving ALS is accepted for publication in iScience!

January 18, 2022: Avika Jayatilaka joins the lab as a graduate student!

January 4, 2022: Sabrina Talir joins the lab as a research assistant!

November 1, 2021: Anuradhika Puri joins the lab as a postdoctoral researcher!

August 1, 2021: Our work in collaboration with the Rudra Lab on amyloid-inspired vaccine delivery for the elderly is funded by the National Institute on Aging!

July 14, 2021: Joey Fritsche and Andy Xu join the lab as research specialists!

July 11, 2021: Macy’s review of prion-like proteins is published in Biomolecules.

July 9, 2021: Best of luck to Matt, as he heads off to pursue his Ph.D. at UCSF!

June 30, 2021: Congratulations to Jeremy, who has been awarded an NIH NRSA Fellowship from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)!

May 28, 2021: Best of luck to Braxton, as he heads off to pursue his Ph.D. in Chemistry at Stanford!

May 21, 2021: Best of luck to Cendi, as she heads off to pursue her Ph.D. at UCLA!

May 19, 2021: Our work on scanning mutagenesis of Hsp104 is accepted for publication in Protein Science!

May 19, 2021: Cendi was awarded the Lipkin Memorial Prize for Organic or Bio-organic Chemistry!

January 22, 2021: Macy has been awarded an NIH NRSA Fellowship from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)!

July 1, 2020: Meredith was awarded a Career Development Award from the American Heart Association!

May 13, 2020: Braxton was awarded the Lipkin Memorial Prize for Organic or Bio-organic Chemistry!

May 13, 2020: Andy was awarded the Merck Index Award for special achievements in the Chemical Sciences!

March 10, 2020: Our work on Hsp104 is published in PLoS ONE. Congratulations Matt, Brian, Julius, and Andy!

February 18, 2020: Meredith presents a talk and co-chairs the Protein Stability, Folding, and Chaperones platform session for the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting.

January 10, 2020: Karlie Miller joins the lab as a graduate student!

November 1, 2019: The ALS Association has awarded us a research grant!

October 31, 2019: Meredith presents an invited seminar at Middle Tennessee State University’s Molecular Biosciences Seminar Series

October 13, 2019: Macy and Jeremy present posters at the American Neurological Association Annual Meeting!

September 23, 2019: Rachel Dreher joins the lab as a research specialist.

August 8, 2019: Macy’s Preview is published in Molecular Cell!

July 1, 2019: Jeremy is named a Center for Science & Engineering of Living Systems (CSELS) Graduate Scholar!

June 5, 2019: Our work on sarcoma is accepted for publication in J. Biol. Chem. Congratulations Jeremy, Macy, and Kayla!

May 1, 2019: The Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center has awarded us a pilot grant!

May 1, 2019: Matt was awarded the Lipkin Award for Organic or Bio-organic Chemistry!

May 1, 2019: Meredith presents a talk at the Target ALS meeting in Boston.

April 5, 2019: Cendi and Jessica were awarded BioSURF fellowships to support their work over the summer!

March 15, 2019: Andy Chen joins the lab as a graduate student!

October 8, 2018: Meredith presents a seminar at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at University of Missouri – St. Louis.

October 1, 2018: The Longer Life Foundation has awarded us a grant!

September 4, 2018: Maurie Balch joins the lab as a postdoctoral researcher!

August 26, 2018: Meredith presents an invited talk at the LiveLikeLou Foundation symposium in Pittsburgh.

August 26, 2018: Macy presents a poster at the LiveLikeLou Foundation symposium in Pittsburgh.

August 1, 2018: The Lab is awarded an R35 MIRA from the National Institute Of General Medical Sciences!

June 11, 2018: Kayla Holthaus joins the lab as a research specialist!

April 18, 2018: Meredith presents research at the Cold Spring Harbor Protein homeostasis in health and disease meeting.

April 10, 2018: Jeremy and Macy present posters at the Washington University Hope Center retreat.

April 9, 2018: Matt is awarded a BioSURF fellowship to support his work!

April 7, 2018: Aaron is awarded a uSTAR scholarship to support his work!

April 2, 2018: Meredith presents a seminar at the Edward A. Doisy Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Thanks to Yuna Ayala for hosting!

December 5, 2017: The Frick Foundation for ALS Research has awarded us a grant!

December 4, 2017: Meredith presents a talk in the “Protein Folding, Misfolding, and Neurodegeneration” minisymposium at the ASCB|EMBO 2017 meeting in Philadelphia.

October 1, 2017: The ALS Association has awarded us a grant to explore the effects of Hsp104 variants on TDP-43, FUS, and dipeptide repeat proteins!

August 1, 2017: The lab opens!