NEWS

  • September 2021 – Check out our book chapter on “Regeneration in anamniotic vertebrates” in a book “Stem cell biology and regenerative medicine” (2nd edition) that we wrote with Dunja Knapp. 
  • 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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