September 2019 News
Erik Lundquist (professor) is part of a collaborative research group with the Scripps Research Institute that has published their findings in Science entitled “Genetic behavioral screen identifies an orphan anti-opioid system”. In this study, the research team used the nematode C. elegans to identify a gene encoding a negative regulator of the opioid response that is conserved in mice and humans and that has potential as a target for increased opioid safety.
Yinglong Miao (assistant professor) published a paper that was also highlighted with an image on the cover of The Journal of Physical Chemistry. The image depicts specific G protein coupling to adenosine G-protein-coupled receptors revealed from all-atom enhanced sampling simulations.
Tom Hill (postdoc, Unckless lab) won the award for best postdoc talk for his talk entitled “Host/virus coevolution in Drosophila innubila” at the Midwest Population Genetics Conference 2019 in Chicago, IL, August 16-17, 2019.