The lab is proud of Siqi’s new manuscript published in Angiogenesis that describes novel pro-angiogenic roles for RIPK3. This study adds to our lab’s growing evidence that RIPK3 can play beneficial roles in endothelial cells, in addition to detrimental ones when it is overexpressed.
The Griffin Lab thoroughly enjoyed NAVBO’s online Vascular Biology 2020 meeting, despite the ice storm that hit OKC early in the meeting and compromised power/internet for many of us. Congrats to Matt and Charmain for their oral presentations selected from abstract submissions and to Melinda (circled below) for winning an Outstanding Poster Award from the […]
The Griffin lab was full of smiles and tears today as we celebrated Siqi’s successful Ph.D. defense! We will miss Siqi’s amazing presence in the lab but are excited that she’s staying in the vascular field, as she begins her postdoc with Dr. Mark Kahn at U. Penn next month. Many congrats, Siqi, for a […]
Congrats to Chris Schafer for his newly published manuscript in PNAS describing a novel way to regress pathological blood vessels in mouse eyes. Many thanks as well to our collaborators across the street at the Dean McGee Eye Institute and to George Davis at USF. Check out the following press coverage: https://omrf.org/2020/10/06/omrf-discovery-holds-potential-for-reversing-vision-loss/ OMRF testing new […]
The lab just said “goodbye” to its 4th student from the Visiting Graduate Traineeship Program–Katarzyna (Stacy) Borawska. Stacy spent the last year in the lab studying vascular development in the embryonic omentum with Dr. Matt Menendez. We wish her the best as she returns to Poland to defend her Masters thesis.
The Griffin lab said a fond farewell to Kasia Kurylowicz on Friday. Kasia came to our lab from Poland through the Visiting Graduate Traineeship Program two years ago and has contributed valuable effort to numerous projects. We will miss Kasia but are excited for her new opportunity to study cancer research at the University of […]
Courtney is excited to have been elected as the next President of the North American Vascular Biology Organization (NAVBO). She will spend this year supporting the current President–Dr. Masanori Aikawa–in a President-Elect role and will take over the reigns in July 2021.
The Griffin lab is grateful to be back at the bench after the COVID-19 lockdown…albeit on staggered shifts and with plenty of social distancing for safety!
Courtney is honored to have been named the Scott Zarrow Chair in Biomedical Research at OMRF’s spring board meeting. Special thanks to the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, which endowed this chair in memory of Tulsa attorney and philanthropist Scott Zarrow.
Congratulations to Sarah Colijn for her new cover-featured article in Disease Models & Mechanisms about an unexpected athero-protective role for RIPK3 in endothelial cells and macrophages.