LAB NEWS

  • 2023-04-21 - Austin and Olivia present their research at the Neuron Conference at Netter Medical school

  • 2024-03-08 - Olivia travels to Washington DC to present her research at the The Allied Genetics Conference!

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  • 2023-08 - Lab Paper published! Devin Naidoo (MS '23, Netter MD '26) and Howard Furlong (Netter MD '26) Naidoo N, Brennan R, and de Lencastre A (2023), Conservation and Targets of miR-71: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Non-Coding RNA 2023, 9, 41..

    • 2023-08 - Emma defends her thesis!

    • 2023-04 - Devin and Ryan present a poster at the RNA Biology Symposium, at the NIH, April 27-28 2023.

    • 2023-04 - Emma presents at the Neuron Conference, Netter Medical School, Quinnipiac University, April 2023.

    • 2022-11 - Emma and Daniel present posters at the Glen Symposium on Aging at the New Haven Lawn Club, November 2022.

    • 2022-10 - Yamna receives the 1st Place Best Research Poster award at the REMC Symposium, Netter, October 2022. Congratulations Yamna!

    • 2022-05 - Briana, Daniel and Devin earn their Masters Degree in Molecular Cell Biology (MCB). Daniel Lenchner is the Recipient of the Academic and Research Excellence Award for MCB class of 2022 at convocation. Congratulations!

    • 2022-04 Daniel Lenchner wins the Suzannah Bliss Tieman Outstanding 1st Place Award for best Graduate Poster at the Neuron Symposium, Quinnipiac University. April 2022. Congratulations Daniel!

    • 2022-04 Daniel, Devin and Christian present their research at Neuron Conference, Quinnipiac University. April 2022.

    • 2022-04 Daniel and Devin present their research (virtual) at Sigma Xi 2022 Conference, Quinnipiac University. April 2022.

      Devin wins 1st place award for best graduate student poster and Daniel earns 2nd Place Award for best graduate student poster! Congrats Devin and Daniel!

    • 2021-12 - Lab Paper published! Brian Evans (Biology BS '20) and Howard Furlong (Netter MD '17)

    • 2021-06 Daniel presents poster at the 23rd C. elegans International Meeting, University of California - Los Angeles, CA (held virtually due to Covid pandemic). June 2021.
    • 2021 March and April. Dr. de Lencastre gives 2 talks on campus about our lab's research:

      “Studying neurodegenerative diseases using the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans”, Alexandre de Lencastre, Talk, Lunchtime Research Colloquium, Center for Research and Scholarship, Quinnipiac University, April 9, 2021

      “Studying neurodegenerative diseases using the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans”, Alexandre de Lencastre, Talk, Pecha Kucha Seminar, Center for Research and Scholarship, Quinnipiac University, March 26, 2021

    • 2019-11 Justin wins top presentation award at conference. Sigma Xi National Student Research Conference, Madison, WI, November 16, 2019. Congratulations Justin!

    • 2019-05 Aniruddha, Kipp, Justin and Liat present their research at the Biological Sciences Symposium at Quinnipiac.

    • 2019-04 Kipp and Liat wins awards for best undergraduate and best graduate, respectively, student posters at the Sigma Xi 2019 Regional Conference, Hamden, CT. Congratulations Liat and Kipp!

    • 2019-04 Liat presents her research at RNA Biology Symposium, National Institutes of Health, April 11-12, 2019

    • 2019-01 Kipp presents his research at the National Collegiate Research Conference held at Harvard University from January 24 – 26, 2019

    • 2018: Paper published!

      Inukai S‡, Pincus Z, de Lencastre A, and Slack FJ (2018), A microRNA feedback loop regulates global microRNA abundance during aging, RNA, 2018;24(2):159-172.

    • 2017: Paper published!

      de Lencastre A, Torello T, Keller L (2017), "An Investigative Graduate Laboratory Course for Teaching Modern DNA Techniques", Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2017; 45(4):351-359.

    • 2016: Lab Paper published! Manasa (MCB '15) is the first author on this review on microRNAs and Alzheimer's disease. Congratulations Manasa!

      Basavaraju M‡ and de Lencastre A (2016), Alzheimer’s disease: presence and role of microRNAs, invited review in BioMolecular Concepts Journal, 2016;4:241-52.

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    October 2015

    • 2016-03-23 - Graduate Student Matt Cyr gives talk at MCB Research-in-Progress Seminar.

    • 2015-10-08 - Undergraduate student Amanda Ruggieri presents her research poster at the QUIP-RS 2015 Research Symposium

    • 2015-10-06 - Graduate Student Prachi Christian gives talk at MCB Research-in-Progress Seminar.

    September 2015

    August 2015

    • Graduate Student Prachi Christian successfully presents her Masters Thesis Proposal and moves on to Thesis I.

    • Graduate Student Matthew Cyr successfully presents his Masters Thesis Proposal and moves on to Thesis I.

      Congrats Prachi and Matt!!

    June 2015

  • Undergraduate senior Amanda Ruggieri is awarded a QUIP-RS Summer scholarship for Summer Research in our lab. Congratulations Amanda!!

  • Manasa presents her research at the C. elegans International Meeting, held from June 24-28, 2015 at UCLA.

    May 2015

  • Graduate students Kaushik Muradilharan, Manasa Basavaraju and Drilon Toska successfully defend their theses and graduate with their Masters degrees in Molecular and Cell Biology. Congratulations to all!!

    April 2015

  • Congratulations to Manasa for receiving the 1st place award for best Graduate Research student poster at the Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium held at Quinnipiac University on April 22nd, 2015. Congrats Manasa!

  • Congratulations to Kaushik for receiving 2nd place for best Graduate Research student poster at the Sigma Xi Northeastern Regional Research Conference held at Western Connecticut State University on April 18th, 2015.

  • Manasa Basavaraju and Drilon Toska also presented their research at the conference.

    Sigma Xi Northeastern Regional Research Conference 2015

    February 2015

  • Graduate Students Kaushik Muradilharan and Manasa Basavaraju present their research at Neuron Conference 2015

    Neuron 2015 Conference Website

    September 2014

    Lab research published in Current Biology:

    Thalyana Smith-Vikos*, Alexandre de Lencastre*, Sachi Inukai, Mariel Shlomchik, Brandon Holtrup, and Frank J. Slack (2014), MicroRNAs Mediate Dietary-Restriction- Induced Longevity through PHA-4/FOXA and SKN-1/Nrf Transcription Factors (Current Biology 24, 1–9, September, 2014). (* joint 1st authors).

    PDF: de Lencastre-Current Biology-ALL-2014

    • Graduate Student Kaushik Muradilharan successfully presents his Masters Thesis Proposal and moves on to Thesis I. Congrats Kaushik!

    August 2014

    • Graduate Student Manasa Basavaraju successfully presents her Masters Thesis Proposal and moves on to Thesis I.

    • Graduate Student Drilon Toska successfully presents his Masters Thesis Proposal and moves on to Thesis I.

      Congrats Manasa and Drilon!!

    July 2014

    1st Lab Baby! Please congratulate Zainab Alibrahim and her family on the birth of little Ali on July 15, 2014.

    Ali Alibrahim

    July 2014

    Prof. de Lencastre presents lab research by giving a talk at the C. elegans Meeting on "Aging, Metabolism, Stress, Pathogenesis and Small RNAs in Madison, Winsconsin". C. elegans Topic Meeting on Aging, 2014

    May 2014

    Graduate student Drilon Toska and undergraduate student Molly Larson present their research at the Sigma Xi conference.

    Sigma Xi 2014

    Sigma Xi 2014 Conference

    March 2014

    Prof. de Lencastre presents lab research at talk in the Dept. of Biology at Amherst College: Amherst College, Biology, Seminar Series deLencastre-Talk-AmherstCollege

    February 2014

    Graduate students Kaushik Muralidharan, Othman Alahmed and Essa Alharby present their research at the Neuron 2014 conference.

    Neuron 2014 Conference

    Neuron 2014 Conference Website

    Neuron 2014 Photos

    January 2014

    Unpacking! Lab opens for business.

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