“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”

Nelson Henderson

The McDonnell Genome Institute in collaboration with our forward-thinking sponsors has provided pilot grants to innovative Wash U researchers.  We highlight this work each month so that you can enjoy how a seed in science can grow to so much more.


February 2021

Identification of loci controlled by regulators of heterochromatin boundaries in Tetrahymena.

Chalker lab undergraduate researchers who spearheaded this project. R-L Vita Jaspan, Doug Chalker, Joyce Chung (holding lab mascot – Ted Tetrahymena),and Marta Taye. Note: First author Vita N. Jaspan received the Spector Prize for the best undergraduate research thesis among graduating Biology majors for her work leading to this project.

January 2021

Altered Tropomyosin Isoform Repertoire As A Regulator Of Podocyte Shape In Kidney Diseases.

December 2020

Defining Host-Donor Chimerism in Kidney Rejection by scRNA-seq

Dr. Andrew Malone

November 2020

Defining the Clonal Evolution of Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma

Dr. Neha Mehta-Shah
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