Oct. 2023, Two new probes were reported by UC News.

May 2023, UC News highlighted our new endolysosomal probe.

Sep. 2022, NIGMS awarded us a supplement fund for Nikon TIRF add-on.

Aug. 2022, Our new ligh-induced mitochondrial fission was featured on UC News

Feb. 2022, UC News reported the development of endosomal probes.

Sep. 2021, NINDS awarded us a supplement fund for Molecular Devices SpectraMax i3x.

May 2021, Suzanne received the NIGMS supplement to support her summer research. Congratulations! 

Apr. 2021, NINDS awarded an R01 grant (R01NS121077) to us and Dr. Burre at Weill Cornell.

Aug. 2020, we have been awarded the NIGMS equipment supplement for a new Akta Pure system.  

Apr. 2020, we received a grant from the Special Coronavirus (COVID-19) Research Pilot Grant Program from the UC CoM to study coronavirus helicase.

2019 group lunch.

Oct. 2019, Dr. Kai Zhang from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign gave a seminar titled "Bidirectional optogenetic control of receptor tyrosine kinase signaling during cell differentiation and embryonic development". 

Sep. 2019,  we received an R21 grant from NIA (R21AG061600).

Feb. 2019,  Dr. Diao received the College of Medicine Research Rising Star Award.

Dec. 2018, the Michael J. Fox Foundation awarded "Alpha-synculein Biology and Therapies Grant" to us. 

Dec. 2018, we received the first "Dr. David Millhorn Innovation Award" from PJ Parkinson's Support Group. 

Aug. 2018, Dr. Susanne Ressl from Indiana University Bloomington gave a seminar titled "C1QL-mediated complexes, a novel molecular logic in synapse adhesion". 

Jun. 2018, we received our first research grant from NIGMS (R35GM128837) to study "SNARE-mediated membrane fusion involved in autophagosome biogenesis".  

Aug. 2017, we delivered oral and poster presentations at "First Conference on Biomotors, Virus Assembly, and Nanobiotechnology Applications", Columbus OH, USA. Yongyao received a poster award.

Jul. 2017, Dr. Anbing Shi from Huazhong University of Science & Technology gave a seminar titled "Worming our way through the endosomal system". 

May 2017, Dr. Diao received the Young Scientist Prize in Biological Physics from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.

Feb. 2017, our recent publication in Adv. Biosyst. was highlighted by: Advanced Science News.

The 1st group meeting.

2016 group dinner.

2016 group BBQ.

Jan. 2016, UC interview.