News

News

 

2020

8/12/2020: Eric receives a Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA/R35) from the NIGMS to investigate mechanisms of monomer-driven actin dynamics.

7/1/2020: Kristen Skruber wins the gold medal in the Medical Guild Research Competition. Congratulations Kristen on this amazing accomplishment!

5/28/2020: Our paper on how PFN1 controls the assembly, competition, and collaboration of Arp2/3 and Mena/VASP actin networks is now online at Current Biology. Congrats Kristen and co-authors!

3/27/2020: Zach Osking, the very first Vitriol lab graduate student, successfully defends his Ph.D. Congrats Dr. Osking!

3/27/2020: The Vitriol lab is moving to the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease. Eric will also become a full CTRND member.

2/14/2020: The Vitriol lab is headed to the 2020 meeting of the Biophysical Society. Come see Kristen Skruber co-chair the platform on Microtubules, Actin, Dynamics, and Associated Proteins on Sunday 2/16 at 4PM. She gives a talk in that platform at 5PM.

 

2019

11/20/2019: Our latest work on how PFN1 controls the assembly, architecture, and homeostasis of actin networks is now available as a pre-print on bioRxiv:

11/11/2019: Eric will be giving a talk in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at UF on 11/13 at 4PM.

10/22/2019: Eric will be talking about his scientific journey in the Science for Life Research Course on 10/24. This is a lecture series designed to inspire undergraduates to pursue research opportunities.

10/11/2019: Awesome write-up of the Florida Translational Cell Biology Symposium co-organized by Kristen Skruber on the ASCB blog.

2/5/2019: Three-peat! Kristen Skruber and colleagues renew their grant from ASCB to put on the Florida Translational Cell Biology Symposium at UF for a third time. The keynote speaker will be Samara Reck-Peterson (HHMI/UCSD).

 

2018

12/22/2018: Our paper on how ALS-linked SOD1 mutants enhance regenerative properties of adult motor neurons has been published at iScience. Congratulations to Zach, Tracy-Ann, and all other supporting authors!

12/1/2018: The Vitriol lab is heading to the ASCB/EMBO 2018 meeting. Zach will be presenting a talk in the Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration microsymposium and a poster on 12/9, Kristen will be presenting a poster on 12/11.

11/10/2018: Congratulations to Kristen Skruber for winning a travel award from the American Society for Cell Biology to attend the 2018 ASCB/EMBO meeting!

11/1/2018: The Vitriol lab is heading to the Society for Neuroscience 2018 meeting. Zach will be presenting a poster.

6/15/2018: Eric receives a Starter Grant from The ALS Association!

4/23/2018: Our new paper on how ALS-linked SOD1 mutants enhance regenerative properties of adult motor neurons is available as a preprint on bioRxiv.

2/28/2018: Eric gives a seminar to the Cell and Developmental Biology Department at SUNY Upstate Medical College.

2/5/2018: Kristen Skruber lead the effort that successfully renewed the Early Career Meeting Grant from ASCB to put on the Florida Translational Cell Biology meeting at UF this fall for the second year in a row. Keynote speaker Jim Bear (UNC-CH) already confirmed! Stay tuned to https://translationalcellbiology.org/ for information and updates.

1/15/2018: New Vitriol lab review “Reconsidering an active role for G-actin in cytoskeletal regulation” out in Journal of Cell Science.

1/2/2018: Vitriol lab attends the ASCB/EMBO meeting in Philadelphia. Zach and Kristen will be presenting posters.

 

2017

10/30/2017: Zach Osking wins $500 travel award to present his poster “Enhanced Neurite Outgrowth and Regeneration in ALS Resistant Motor Neurons from SOD1 Mutant Mouse Models” at the Cell Biology of Degeneration and Repair in the Nervous System doorstop meeting at ASCB/EMBO 2017.

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