NEWS

2022

  • November 2022 – Check out this exciting manuscript where we describe Hox loci epigenetic marks in homeostatic and regenerating axolotl limb.
  • October 2022 – Check out this new manuscript where we describe the production and infection of baculovirus in axolotl.
  • October 2022 – Damian Garcia from the Chimal-Monroy lab will spend the next 3 months studying tissue regeneration in the axolotl. Welcome, Damian.
  • October 2022 – Check out this cool manuscript from the Fei group in Frontiers of Genetics. Congratulations to all involved.
  • October 2022 – Dr. Murawala will travel to attend the First Annual Maine Research Symposium on Biomedical Science and Engineering, Portland, Maine, USA. 
  • August 2022 – Dr. Murawala will travel to attend the 4th Salamander meeting hosted at Medpol University, Istanbul, Turkey. 
  • August 2022 – Dr. Murawala will give a seminar at the iCARB meeting hosted at MDIBL, Bar Harbor. 
  • August 2022 – Dr. Murawala will give a seminar at the 16th Limb meeting hosted at Harvard University, Boston. 
  • June 2022 – Prof. Catherine McCusker will spend two weeks in our lab as a visiting scientist. Welcome Prof. McCusker. We look forward to learn NM-ALM model of regeneration from you and hope to find new avenues of collaborations. 
  • June 2022 – Skeletal muscle lineage is dispensable during appendage regeneration in axolotl. Beautiful work by Ji-Feng Fei and team. Congratulations to all authors.
  • May 2022 – Katelyn White joins as a Research Assistant in our lab. Welcome Katelyn.
  • April 2022 – The NIGMS has approved our request to build mesoSPIM at MDIBL. Thank you NIGMS. The mesoSPIM will be built under the leadership of Dr. Drummond and Dr. Murawala and will be built by Dr. Marko Pende and Dr. Fabian Voigt. We look forward to this exciting collaborations with Dr. Voigt and mesoSPIM community led by Dr. Helmchen, University of Zürich. Once built, the mesoSPIM will be placed under the care of MDIBL-LMF led by Dr. Frederic Bonnet and it will benefit entire INBRE network.
  • April 2022 – Prof. Hillary Maddin will spend one month in our lab as a visiting scientist. Welcome Prof. Maddin. We look forward to learn paleontology from you and hope to find new avenues of collaborations. 
  • March 2022 – #JobAlert – We are recruiting Research Assistant in our lab. 
  • March 2022 – Dr. Murawala will give a 5-minute genius talk at Main Science Festival. 
  • March 2022 – The Murawala lab receives R21 funding from ORIP, NIH to develop cell ablation tools in axolotl.Skeletal muscle lineage is dispensable during appendage regeneration in axolotl. Beautiful work by twitterless Ji-Feng #Fei and team.
  • September 2021 – Check out the cool preprint from Glaser et al describing hybrid light-sheet with tons of beautiful images. Congratulations Adam. Looking forward to the peer reviewed version of this manuscript.
  • August 2021 – Vijayishwer Singh Jamwal joins our lab as a graduate student. Welcome, Vijay.
  • July 2021 – Minjoo Kim joins our lab as a research assistant. Thank you to everyone who applied for this position for your interest in our lab. Welcome Minjoo. 
  • June 2021 – We are hiring for a Research assistant position. Apply – https://mdibl.org/careers/research-assistant-murawala-lab/. 
  • June 2021 – The Developmental Dynamics perspective on gene nomenclature received a cover image. 
  • May 2021 – The Developmental Cell paper received a cover image. Congrats to all once again. 
  • May 2021 – Wondering about the pros and cons of generating a transgenic axolotl for your research!!! Read our recent review article @ Developmental Dynamics that lists things to consider before investing in axolotl transgenesis. Further, it highlights what is achieved so far in the field and what lies ahead. 
  • May 2021 – Fibroblast’s dedifferentiation is a key to successful limb regeneration. In continuation of our previous work (Science, 2018), we now show that the failure of Xenopus limb regeneration is due to the failure of dedifferentiation of fibroblasts. Read our paper in Developmental Cell. Congratulations to Tzi-Yang, Tobi, Yuka and all co-authors. 
  • April 2021 – While transcriptome, genome, and transgenics in axolotl are scaling new heights, the axolotl community lacked systemic gene and transgenic nomenclature in this highly regenerative species. Read nomenclature guidelines in our recent perspective at Developmental Dynamics. We thank all authors and entire axolotl community for their inputs and support. 
  • April 2021 – Johannes Roeles joins our lab to learn the basis of tissue clearing and light-sheet microscopy. Johannes is a resident physician at MHH. Welcome Johannes.
  • Jan 2021 – One Ph.D. position through GSBSE or the MBS program is available in our lab. Contact us, if you are interested to learn more about the position.
  • Oct 2020  Sofia-Christina Papadopoulos will join MHH as a graduate student from Nov 2020. Welcome Sofia, you are our first graduate student. 
  • Oct 2020 – Dr. Murawala finally crosses the Atlantic to officially join MDIBL which was delayed due to the pandemic.
  • Sep 2020  Dr. Marko Pende will join our lab as a postdoc. With his expertise in tissue clearing, we will continue our journey to understand the mechanisms of tissue regeneration in axolotl. Welcome, Marko.
  • Jul 2020  The NIH has approved our grant on “The role of thyroid pathway in axolotl limb regeneration” through COBRE (Center Of Biomedical Research and Excellence).
  • Jul 2020  The DFG has approved the very first grant for the lab. The grant money will be used to discover underlying cellular and molecular principles of tendon regeneration in axolotl. 
  • Jul 2020 – Dr. Murawala is appointed at der Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (MHH-Hannover Medical School). He will hold dual positions shared between MDIBL and MHH.
  • Jun 2020 – We received more than 50 applications for the post of Research Assistant (advertised in March 2020). After much deliberation, we have offered a job to Lydia Tilley, which she has accepted. We would like to thank all the applicants for their interest in our lab and we wish them the best for their career ahead. Lydia becomes the first member of our lab. Welcome, Lydia!!!
  • Jun 2020 – Our collaborative work on axolotl tail regeneration is selected for the Hilde Mangold symposium in the 79th annual SDB meeting. Stay tuned for the talk by Dr. Wouter Masselink (Tanaka Lab).
  • May 2020 – Check out our latest manuscript on whole-body clearing and imaging of axolotl and other non-conventional models. 
  • Apr 2020 – Bangor Daily announcing our lab’s operation at the MDIBL.
  • Mar 2020 – We are recruiting a research assistant.
  • Mar 2020 – The Murawala lab begins its operations from June 2020 at the MDIBL.
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