Jamis McGrath and Ben Perrin write an excellent summary of our Tadenev et al. 2019 paper and a newly published study by Krey, Barr-Gillespie and colleagues showing how transduction impacts stereocilia morphogenesis.
Matt Day has joined us as our new Research Assistant! He will eventually replace Nick when Nick leaves to pursue his graduate research. Matt is a recent graduate from the University of Maine where he received his Bachelor’s in Biology.
We are looking for a talented and dedicated Research Assistant to complement our team. See details on the job posting.
Our latest paper with the Hudspeth lab at The Rockefeller University is now out, in open access:
This was a fun and fruitful collaboration, thank you Kim and Jim!
Our recent paper was highlighted in Science in the Editor’s choice “This week in other journals” section
The staircase pattern of the hair bundle, with stereocilia of graded heights across rows, is a universal feature of hair cells essential for sensory function. We uncover evidence that suggests this unique architecture could be specified by a protein complex guiding planar polarization of the hair cell before the hair bundle emerges. Article
The Tarchini Lab participates in the organization of the seventh “Mouse as an Instrument for Ear Research” workshop that will take place at the Jackson Laboratory from September 18th to September 23rd, 2016. Click here for more information and a link to register online.
Nick Devanney has joined the Tarchini lab as a Research Assistant. Nick graduated from the University of New Hampshire, where he earned a B.S. degree in the honors program for Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cellular Biology. Nick plans to spend a couple of years with the Tarchini lab in order to gain research experience before continuing on to graduate school. He currently plans to pursue a PhD.
Outside of the lab, Nick is an avid hiker and snowboarder who loves to explore and go on adventures. Nick is also a musician and enjoys playing guitar and producing electronic music on his computer.