Lab News

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11/1/2019

PSam's inspirational story is published in ASBMB Today. Great read and well worth a gander.

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9/13/2019

PSam and Erica's Review is accepted at ACS Chemical Biology. Good work! 

5/4/2019

The Claypool Lab is thrilled to have Dr. Nanami Senoo join our group and begin her post-doctoral training. Welcome! 

3/21/2019

PSam wins best poster ever award at inaugural Mitochondria in Health and Disease GRC Meeting! His reward: prepare and present a short talk later that day! His performance? Memorable! Congrats!

3/25/2019

Xuechun Zhang, an independent 1st year CMP student, begins her final rotation in the Claypool Lab working under the guidance of Michelle and Erica. 

3/11/2019

Liz’s epic study showing that PE made in inner membrane is especially important for complex III activity is accepted by Nature Communications! Great recognition for a huge volume of work. 

2/26/2019

PSam’s collaborative study with the Shutt lab on pathogenic mutations in human PISD is accepted by Life Science Alliance! Very important study.

1/10/2019

Seun’s review that describes emerging roles of mitochondrial carriers in complex IV biogenesis is accepted by Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology

1/2/2019

Erika Smith, a thoughtful 1st year BCMB student, begins her second rotation in the Claypool Lab working under the tutelage of the Professor aka Michelle Acoba.

9/28/2018

The Claypool lab is losing Liz for good (super sad emoji). Next step for Liz is to be an ORISE Fellow at the FDA. Good luck, Liz! 

9/10/2018

Isaac Ogunmola, a 1st year CMP student, begins his rotation in the Claypool Lab working with PSam.  

8/27/2018

Dr. Elizabeth Calzada is here! Although she might have thought this day would never come, we all did! Congrats, Liz! 

6/18/2018

Jake Saba, an insightful MSTP student, begins his summer rotation in the Claypool Lab.  

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6/15/2018

Seun’s last day in Baltimore! Seun is moving to Atlanta to begin a Pathology Residency at Emory University. Keep doing awesome, Seun! 

5/22/2018

Seun is now a double doctor! Dr. Ogunbona defended his thesis and earned his Ph.D. in five short years. What’s next? Can’t wait to find out! 

5/14/2018

Selva’s last day in the lab. Thanks for all of your hard work and good luck back in India! 

4/18/2018

Seun’s work that describes an unexpected role of Aac2 transport in regulating the translation of complex IV subunits encoded by mitochondrial genome is accepted by Molecular Biology of the Cell! Finally! 

3/9/2018

Steve’s grant “Mitochondrial phosphatidylethanolamine metabolism” is renewed by NIGMS! 

3/1/2018

Seun’s thesis work was selected for the Alicia Showalter Reynolds Award by the Young Investigators’ Day Committee! Really fantastic recognition of a stellar graduate student! 

6/14/2017

Erica is joining the team! The Claypool Lab is thrilled by her decision!  

6/8/2017

Team Psd1, led by Seun and Ouma, are on the board again. Their epic study characterizing the proteolytic requirements for removal of temperature sensitive Psd1 is accepted by Molecular and Cellular Biology

4/4/2017

YaWen and Michelle’s ANT interactome paper is accepted by Molecular Biology of the Cell! Both conserved and metazoan-specific binding partners are revealed. 

3/20/2017

Molly Gordon, a 1st year BCMB student who loves art, begins her final rotation in the Claypool Lab.  

3/17/2017

PSam is awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship! An impactful award for an impactful human! 

9/6/2016

Erica Avery, a CMP newbie, begins her first rotation in the Claypool Lab. Erica will be mentored by Liz. Welcome! 

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7/20/2016

The Wizzle era is over! YaWen is moving to Cali to begin a fellowship at Amgen. Thanks for everything you did here! You are irreplaceable! 

7/1/2016

Michelle is awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association! The first of many accolades! 

4/15/2016

Ouma’s last day (sad emoji). Ouma is moving west to be a post-doc in the Bogyo Lab at Stanford. Work Hard! 

2/25/2016

Dr. Onguka has arrived! Yesterday, he was a Mr. Today, he is a Dr. Great Job Ouma! 

2/15/2016

YaWen’s study on human Tafazzin is accepted by Human Molecular Genetics. Great work! 

12/17/2015

A doctor is born! Congrats to Dr. YaWen Lu on completing her thesis! 

10/15/2015

Dr. Adam Cornish has decided to explore other career paths besides bench science. We support this tough decision and wish you the best of luck moving forward! 

10/13/2015

Liz and Ouma’s chapter on PE metabolism in health and disease is accepted by International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology

9/8/2015

James Osei-Owusu, a 1st year CMP student that hails from Ghana, begins his rotation in the Claypool Lab under the direction of Ouma. 

8/2/2015

YaWen wins a Best Poster Award at the 2015 Molecular & Cellular Biology of Lipids Gordon Research Conference! Great job Wizzle! 

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7/1/2015

Seun is awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association! Great job, Seun! 

6/29/2015

Pingdewinde Sam, an energetic 1st year CMP student, begins his summer rotation in the Claypool Lab. PSam will be trained and mentored by Ouma. 

5/11/2015

Michelle has decided to join the Claypool Lab and we are super-excited to have her to so! 

3/15/2015

Team Psd, led by Ouma, is on the board. Ouma’s paper on Psd1 autocatalysis is accepted for publication by The Journal of Biological Chemistry

2/17/2015

Dr. Selva Kandasamy joins the Claypool Lab as a new post-doctoral fellow. Welcome to the team, Selva! 

1/6/2015

YaWen’s review suggesting that disorders of phospholipid metabolism represent a novel emerging class of mitochondrial disease is accepted by Frontiers in Genetics! This is a fantastic and thought-provoking contribution! 

1/5/2015

Dr. Adam Cornish joins the Claypool Lab. Adam is beginning his second post-doctoral fellowship. We’re glad to have you join our ranks!  

1/5/2015

Michelle Acoba, a phenomenal 1st year CMP student, begins her rotation in the Claypool Lab working under the supervision of the future Dr. YaWen Lu. 

7/31/2014

Matt’s time in the Claypool Lab is at its end! Matt is leaving us to begin a postdoctoral fellowship in the Emr Lab at Cornell. Good luck! 

6/27/2014

YaWen wins a best poster award at the 2014 Barth Syndrome International Scientific, Medical, and Family Conference in Clearwater Beach, FL! Her reward was to present her were as a short talk and she did awesome! 

6/26/2014

Matt gives an invited talk at the 2014 Barth Syndrome International Scientific, Medical, and Family Conference in Clearwater Beach, FL! 

6/23/2014

Steve’s grant “Mitochondrial phosphatidylethanolamine metabolism” is funded by NIGMS! 

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6/2/2014

Seun, aka Ogun-Papa, joins the Claypool Lab full-time. We are thrilled to have you augment our group 

4/7/2014

Dr. Matt Baile is in the house! Congrats on officially becoming a Ph.D.! 

3/1/2014

Matt’s thesis work was selected for the Matte Strand Research Award by the Young Investigators’ Day Committee! Way to go Baile! 

1/2/2014

Michelle Levine, a gregarious 1st year BCMB student, starts her rotation in the Claypool lab working with YaWen Lu. 

11/27/2013

Matt’s paradigm-shifting study that compares the functionality of remodeled and unremodeled cardiolipin is published by The Journal of Biological Chemistry

10/19/2013

Matt and YaWen’s review on yeast cardiolipin remodeling is accepted by Chemistry and Physics of Lipids! Teamwork makes the dream work. 

9/9/2013

Oluwaseun Ogunbona, a 1st year CMP student with a M.D. from Kenya, begins his rotation in the Claypool Lab and will work under the guidance of the almost Dr. Baile. 

4/19/2013

Matt’s study on the cell biology and regulation of Cld1 is accepted by Molecular Biology of the Cell

1/2/2013

Liz Calzada, an extremely gifted 1st year BCMB student, starts her rotation in the Claypool lab working with Ouma Onguka. 

12/27/2012

Steve’s R01 grant “Cardiolipin and the mitochondrial ADP/ATP carrier interactome” is selected for funding by NHLBI! 

10/15/2012

KTan’s comprehensive characterization of 21 Barth syndrome-associated missense alleles is accepted for publication by Human Molecular Genetics. Congrats! 

7/1/2012

YaWen is awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association! Awesome achievement, Wizzle! 

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2/16/2012

Steve’s grant “Characterizing endogenous mammalian TAZ1” is funded by the Barth Syndrome Foundation! 

2/13/2012

Matt’s Mitochondrial Diseasosome review is accepted! 

11/20/2011

Theron earns his MS degree! Good luck moving forward, Theron! 

9/19/2011

Trends in Biochemical Sciences greenlights Steve’s review “The Complexities of Cardiolipin in Health and Disease” for publication. 

9/12/2011

Mark Zbinden, 1st BCMB student, joins the lab for a rotation working with Matt Baile. 

1/6/2011

Steven and Kevin’s manuscript detailing a novel loss-of-function mechanism for certain Barth Syndrome alleles is accepted for publication at the Journal of Cell Biology! 

8/30/2010

Both Ouma and Theron have taken the leap and officially joined the Claypool Lab! Welcome aboard! 

5/30/2010

Two more rotation students test the waters in the Claypool Lab: Theron Gilliland (the first CMP student to brave the Claypool Lab for a rotation) and Ouma Onguka (BCMB). 

5/21/2010

YaWen Lu has officially joined The Claypool Lab! Exciting new recruit! 

3/18/2010

YaWen Lu and Diedre Johnson, 1st year BCMB students, begin their rotations in the Claypool Lab. All hands on deck! 

3/8/2010

Matt passes his Oral Qualifying Exam and is now an official PhD candidate. Great job Matt! 

5/21/2009

Matt Baile has officially joined The Claypool Lab! Let’s get to work. 

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4/28/2009

Steve’s review in BBA – Biomembranes is accepted. 

3/23/2009

Matt Baile, a 1st year BCMB student, starts his rotation in The Claypool Lab. 

2/11/2009

 Kevin Whited is officially the first full-time member of the Claypool Lab. Welcome to the family! 

1/5/2009

The Claypool Lab welcomes its first ever roton, Pam Ronco, a 1st year student in BCMB.  

9/1/2008

The Claypool Lab is born in the Department of Physiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine!