Teruel Lab

Signaling Control of Cell Differentiation


Recent and upcoming travels….

It has been really fun and stimulating to meet recently new colleagues and learn about great science at other institutions. In March, Mary was a faculty member in a week-long systems biology course in Innsbruck, Austria (SysBio 2018: 8th Advanced Lecture Course on Systems Biology) and also gave a seminar on March 29th at Johns Hopkins University co-hosted by the Dept. of Cell Biology and Institute of Cell Dynamics. On May 4th, Mary gave a seminar at the Solvay Workshop on “Dynamics of biological systems: Modelling genetic, signaling and microbial networks” held at The International Solvay Institutes, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium. Mary also gave a seminar on May 14th in the Quantitative Biology Seminar Series at UC San Diego as a “Students’ choice” speaker invited by the graduate students in the UCSD Quantitative Biology PhD program.

This July, Mary will be giving seminars at The Francis Crick Institute in London, England (July 9th), as well as in the Cold Spring Harbor Course on Single Cell Analysis, Cold Spring Harbor, NY (July 12th).

Congratulations, Zahra, Michael, Stefan, and Devon!

Congratulations on the acceptance of your paper in Cell Metabolism!! Awesome work!

A transcriptional circuit filters oscillating circadian hormonal inputs to regulate fat cell differentiation

Bahrami-Nejad Z*, Zhao ML*, Tholen S, Hunerdosse D, Tkach KE, van Schie S, Chung M, and Teruel MN. (2018). *equal contribution, Cell Metabolism Apr 3; 27(4):854-868.e8. [Pubmed]

Highlighted in Nature, ScienceNews, Stanford Medicine News, ABC News, NBC news, El comercio, the Los Angeles Times, The Times (London), NIH Research Matters

Received the inaugural Diabetes Knowledge Advancement (DKA) Award given by the Stanford Diabetes Research Center to the most impactful, original diabetes-related research publication from Stanford (2017-2018).

Congratulations, Kyle, Brooks, and Michael!

Congratulations on the acceptance of your paper in Molecular Systems Biology!! Awesome job in making important insight into the conflicting noise requirements for different types of signaling in cells!

Expression variation and covariation impair analog and enable binary signaling control

Kovary KM, Taylor B, Zhao ML, and Teruel MN. (2018). Molecular Systems Biology 14 (5): e7997. [Pubmed]

Congratulations, Ewa!

Congratulations, Ewa, on being awarded an American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship!

Welcome, Ting Huan!

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Ting Huan Chen as a new postdoctoral fellow in the lab!

Harvard Systems Biology

Mary gave a seminar at Harvard on Jan. 30th sponsored by the Dept. of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School. Thank you so much to Pam Silver for being such a wonderful host!

U. Chicago

Mary gave an Interdisciplinary Research Seminar on Jan. 16th sponsored by the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics at U. Chicago. Thanks so much to Mike Rust for being such a great host!

Yale Seminar

Mary gave a seminar at Yale University on November 14th hosted by the Dept. of Biomedical Engineering and Systems Biology Institute. Thanks so much to Kathryn Miller-Jensen and Andre Levenchko for being such great hosts!

Welcome, Joydeb!

We are happy to welcome Joydeb Sinha to the lab as a new PhD student!

Congratulations, Michael!

Congratulations, Michael, on receiving an “Exceptional” rating and the highest possible Impact Score (10) on your NIH NRSA F31 Predoctoral Fellowship application: “Connecting early signaling dynamics to fat cell differentiation using fluorescent biosensors and single cell imaging”. Great job!

Successful launch of Biological Imaging Class!

This spring Mary, Jon Mulholland, Andrew Olson, and Michael Zhao developed and taught CSB222: Biological Light Microscopy, a 6-week intensive laboratory and discussion class geared to give participants the theoretical and practical knowledge to utilize emerging imaging technologies based on light microscopy. Topics included microscope optics, resolution limits, Köhler illumination, confocal microscopy, fluorescence, two-photon, TIRF, FRET, photobleaching, super-resolution (SIM, STED, STORM/PALM), and live-cell imaging. Students enjoyed plenty of hands-on time using the very nice, high-end microscope systems in the Stanford core facilities. We received very positive reviews on our class from the students who took it this spring, and as a result, we will be teaching the class again this fall. Please see the syllabus for more information: Microscopy_syllabus_Fall2017.

Congratulations, Brooks!

Congratulations, Brooks, on being awarded an NIH NRSA F32 Postdoctoral Fellowship for your proposal “Understanding control of adipogenesis by the dynamics of cAMP” and receiving the highest possible Impact Score and a rating of “Exceptional” on it!

1st Latin American Workshop and Conference on Systems Biology

Mary was very fortunate to be invited to participate in the 1st Latin American Workshop and Conference on Systems Biology held in Mexico City from May 2-5, 2017 (https://latamsysbio2017.wordpress.com/). It was a wonderful opportunity to hear great science and to meet researchers from Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, and other countries in Latin America. Looking forward to the next meeting which will be in Bogata, Columbia in 2019!!

Welcome, Atefeh!

We are happy to welcome Atefeh Rabiee to the lab as a Novo Nordisk Foundation/Stanford Bio-X Postdoctoral Fellow!

Keystone Diabetes/Obesity/Adipose Tissue Symposium

Devon, Stefan, and Mary attended the Keystone Diabetes/Obesity/AdiposeTissue Symposium in Keystone, Colorado from January 22-26, 2017. Devon and Stefan presented posters, and Mary gave a talk. It was great meeting scientifically and also we were fortunate to be there when Colorado had record snowfall and awesome ski conditions!

UCSF seminar

Mary gave a seminar at the UCSF Mission Bay Campus on Jan 11th. Thank you, Leor Weinberger and Katie Pollard, for a very interesting visit and for being great hosts!

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