Big congrats to Sarah Colijn, who successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis today! We are so grateful for Sarah’s hard work and perseverance over the last 5 years, and we’re wishing her luck as she heads to Washington University to start a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Amber Stratman.
The Griffin lab is excited to welcome its 4th visiting masters student from Poland–Stacy Borawska–via the bioLAB Visiting Research Graduate Traineeship Program. Stacy will be working closely with Matt over the next year studying the impact of peritoneal macrophages on vascular integrity. Thank you, Stacy, for traveling so far to do research with us!
We are delighted to have Abby Williams working in the lab this summer. Abby is a rising freshman at New York University and is spending several weeks helping Melinda study organ-specific roles for endothelial BRG1 and CHD4.
The Griffin lab is pleased to host Kate Wheeler as an OMRF Fleming Scholar this summer. Kate is a rising freshman at the University of Oklahoma and had visited our lab several times during her high school years to learn more about our research. This summer she is working with Siqi on studying novel intracellular […]
Congrats to Sarah Colijn, Siqi Gao, and Kyle Ingram for acceptance of their manuscript on RIPK3 by Cell Death & Differentiation. This paper defines novel transcriptional regulators of Ripk3 and demonstrates that excessive endothelial RIPK3 expression causes embryonic vascular fragility.
Courtney is grateful to have been awarded OMRF’s Edward L & Thelma Gaylord Prize for Scientific Excellence. This award reflects all the hard work and creativity displayed by current and former lab members over the last several years…thank you!
The Griffin lab is thrilled to have received an R35 (Emerging Investigator Award) from the NHLBI to study “Protease-Mediated Vascular Instability in Development and Disease.” This 7-year grant provides the timeline and funds to do some truly creative work, and we intend to take full advantage of this terrific opportunity. See our OMRF press release […]
Congrats to Chris Schafer for winning a Postdoc Poster Award at the Vascular Cell Biology Gordon Research Conference he recently attended in Ventura, CA.
Courtney is honored to have been appointed as Scientific Director of the Oklahoma Center for Adult Stem Cell Research (OCASCR) this month. This center is funded by the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) and distributes grant money for research, equipment, and travel related to adult stem cells and regenerative medicine. Our goal is to […]
The lab is very happy to welcome Dr. Charmain Fernando as our newest postdoc. Charmain recently earned her Ph.D. with Dr. Steven Segal at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. Welcome, Charmain!