News

August 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Rubia Martin! Rubia successfully defended her thesis, completing her PhD in Toxicology at NC State. Rubia is the first PhD student from the lab to graduate! Well done, Rubia!

 

June 2021

Our paper in collaboration with Cody Smith’s lab at Notre Dame is accepted for publication in the Journal of Neuroscience! Congrats to former lab members Sanjana and Sam on their first publication!

The final set of startle mutants, those with kinematic phenotypes, from the UPenn screen is published in PLoS Genetics! Congrats to Joy Meserve and the Granato lab!

 

May 2021

Kurt receives one of NC State’s inaugural Goodnight Early Career Innovator awards!

 

April 2021

Our collaboration with Adam Miller’s lab at the University of Oregon, examining how scaffolding proteins are critical for the assembly and function of electrical synapses, is published in eLife!

Patrick Lindsley is awarded a Summer Research Grant from NC State’s Office of Undergraduate Research – congrats Patrick!

 

February 2021

The lab is awarded its first R01 from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke – congrats to the whole lab for their contributions to this major achievement! This project will examine how the threshold for the acoustic startle response is established, connecting the gene cyfip2 with actin regulation, synapse formation, and circuit function.

 

Jake wins the Golden Microscope award for giving the best talk at the 2021 Genetics Graduate Student Association Symposium! Congrats, Jake!

 

January 2021

Rubia’s paper on how a mixture of the cyanotoxins BMAA and Microcystin LR impacts behavior and protein expression in larval zebrafish is published in Toxicological Sciences! This is the Marsden Lab’s very first paper!

 

 

February 2019

Comparative Biomedical Sciences (CBS) PhD student Dana Hodorovich joins the lab!

 

June 2018

Toxicology PhD student Rubia Martin joins the lab! She will split her time between the Marsden Lab and Dr. Michael Bereman’s lab.

 

May 2018

Vimal Chudasama joins the lab as an undergraduate student researcher.

Tiara Fryer Harris joins the lab as a TRiO McNair Scholar for a summer undergraduate research project.

 

April 2018

Kurt’s paper from his time as a postdoc in Michael Granato’s lab is published in Cell Reports.

 

March 2018

Genetics PhD student Jake Deslauriers officially joins the lab.

 

January 2018

Undergraduate researchers Sanjana Pai and Sam Hedlund join the Marsden Lab team.

 

December 2017

The Marsden Zebrafish Facility is installed. Many thanks to Sandy Elliot, the BRF manager at NCSU, and to Eric Stone and Dan Vinci at Aquarius – we’re so excited about this beautiful new system!

 

November, 2017

Derek Burton joins the lab as our Research Specialist and jack of all trades.

 

August 2017

The Marsden Lab is open for business! The business of unpacking boxes.