Lab news

06-07-22
Ullas Chembazhi won an Outstanding poster prize at the Annual RNA society meeting in Boulder, CO. Congrats Ullas!!

06-03-22
Sandip gave a talk; Zac, Sushant and Ullas presented posters at the Annual RNA society meeting in Boulder, CO. Way to go everyone!! 

05-15-22
Sarah Matatov accepted by the MD/PhD program at Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. Congratulations, and all the best Sarah!

05-01-22
Abid Anwar won the 2022 Mayo Clinic Summer Research Undergraduate Fellowship, Have fun in Rochester Abid!!

04-15-22
Chaitali Misra accepted a Senior Scientist position at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, CA. Best wishes to Chaitali for her future industry endeavors.

04-01-22
Sarah Matatov won the 2022 “Michael Glaser undergraduate service award” to the biochemistry department. Well done Sarah!

04-01-22
Ullas Chembazhi and Waqar Arif  gave talks at the 5th Annual Biochemistry Graduate Student Award Symposium. Congratulations to both!

02-11-22
Sarah Matatov won the 2022 “Jackson best undergraduate thesis award in biochemistry” with highest distinction. Way to go Sarah!

02-11-22
Ullas Chembazhi won the “Outstanding poster award” at the Big Ten Academic Alliance Lipids Symposium. Well done Ullas!!

12-08-21
Graduate student Jessica Derham joins the Kalsotra Lab! Welcome, Jessica!

12-07-21
Graduate student Subhashis Natua joins the Kalsotra Lab! Welcome to the party, Subhashis!

11-10-21
Our collaborative work with Prof. Wenyan Mei’s group showing splicing factor PTBP1 controls intestinal regeneration is now up on bioRxiv! Congrats Ullas and Sushant!!

11-01-21
Graduate student Sounak Saha joins us for his third lab rotation. Welcome Sounak!

09-27-21
Graduate students Jessica Derham and Sihang Zhou join us for their second lab rotation. Welcome Jessica and Sihang!!

09-12-21
Zac Dewald won an “Excellent poster award” at the virtual Rustbelt RNA meeting. Congrats Zac!!

09-12-21
Ullas gave a talk while Sandip, Chaitali, Zac, and Sarah presented posters at the virtual Rustbelt RNA meeting. Great job everyone!!

08-27-21
Sushant gave a talk and Sandip, Bo, and Ullas presented posters at the virtual CSHL – Eukaryotic mRNA Processing meeting. Great job everyone!!

08-23-21
Graduate student Subhashis Natua joins us for his first lab rotation. Welcome Subhashis!!

08-16-21
Nick is selected as a “Chemical Biology Interface” (CBI) Fellow. Congratulations Nick!!

08-11-21
Waqar was awarded the 2021 Biochemistry Trust of Urbana Award for demonstrating excellence in graduate studies and research. Well done and Congratulations Waqar!!

08-11-21
Ullas was awarded the 2021 Colin A. Wraight Memorial Award in Biochemistry for an Outstanding Paper. Way to go and Congratulations Ullas!!

08-11-21
Kalsotra Lab research was covered by the Cancer Center@Illinois.

07-12-21
Waqar’s thesis work exploring role of SRSF1 in liver function and pathogenesis is now up on bioarxiv! Great collaborative effort with CumminsPrasanth & Yeo labs! Congrats Waqar!!

06-18-21
Congratulations to Bo for receiving an American Heart Association post-doctoral fellowship, Great Job Bo!!

06-01-21
Nash received William C. Rose Professorship in Biochemistry!!

05-19-21
Sushant completed his thesis defense this week and will start postdoc in Poss and Di Talia labs at Duke in the fall. Well done Dr. Bangru!!

05-20-21
Zac gave a great talk at the virtual Annual RNA society meeting, Well done Zac!!

05-12-21
Joe passed his final defense and has started at Ricovr healthcare as a senior scientist. Congrats Dr. Seimetz!!!

05-01-21
Sarah won the 2021 Mayo Clinic Summer Research Undergraduate Fellowship, Have fun in Rochester Sarah!!

04-21-21
Our recent collaboration with the Anakk Lab was published in Science Advances!! Way to go Waqar!

03-01-21
Ullas & Sushant’s recent bioarxiv manuscript examining liver regeneration is now accepted in Genome Research. Hooray!!!

02-04-21
Sandip Chorghade joins us as a postdoc. Welcome back Sandip!!

12-15-20
Sushant and Joe cleared their 6-month pre-defense meetings as new graduate student Nick Baker joins the lab. Welcome Nick!

08-07-20
Our collaborative effort with the Henry lab is now up on bioarxiv!! Great work Sushant!!

07-08-20
Our collaborative effort with the Prasanth lab was accepted in RNA Journal. Glad to have contributed to this cool work!

05-31-20
Our latest effort to understand liver regeneration using single-cell omics is now up on bioarxiv! Well done Ullas & Sushant!!

05-20-20
Sushant was awarded the Scott Dissertation Completion Fellowship 2020-21 by the UIUC Graduate College!! Way to go!!

05-01-20
Andrew’s work was awarded the Best Undergraduate Thesis Award in Biochemistry 2019-20!! Amazing job Andrew!!

04-19-20
Our collaboration with the Irudayaraj Lab was published in Toxicology lettersWell done Jackie, Junya & Waqar!!

04-04-20
Our collaborative effort with the Hernaez & Ochoa Labs is now available on bioarxivGreat job Ullas & Sushant!!

03-17-20
Our collaboration with the Pan Lab was published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces ! Congrats Sushant!

02-28-20
Congrats to Chaitali, Sushant, Lili and rest of the Kalsotra Lab for their new paper in Developmental Cell !

01-20-20
Sushant and Nash wrote a review on liver regeneration for Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology !

01-16-20
Our first joint collaborative effort with the Diehl Lab was published in Journal of Clinical Investigation! Congrats to Sushant, Ullas and the lab!!

10-15-19
We were awarded a joint R01 with the Diehl Lab to study Alcoholic hepatitis and alternative splicing!!! Hurray!!!

08-15-19
Chaitali was awarded the Discovery grant by the Department of Defense! Well done!!

08-01-19
Waqar successfully defended his thesis and made the whole lab proud!! He is the second graduate student in the lab!! Cheers Dr. Arif!!

07-15-19
Sushant and Waqar were awarded the Colin A. Wraight Memorial Award 2019 in Biochemistry for their recent paper!! Way to go!

05-31-19
Nash was promoted to Associate professor and awarded the Provost’s distinguished promotion Award 2019!!! Way to go!!

05-15-19
We were awarded Cancer center seed & planning grants in collaboration with Prasanth and Irudayaraj labs respectively!! Woohoo!!

05-15-19
Ullas was awarded the Herbert Carter fellowship in Biochemistry 2019-2020! Way to go Ullas!!

04-30-19
Our collaborative effort towards therapeutics for myotonic dystrophy with the Zimmerman Lab@UIUC was published in PNAS! Congrats to Ullas, Kevin and the lab!!

02-15-19
Our method describing celltype specific translation profiling was published in Methods! Congrats to Joe, Waqar, and Sushant!!

12-15-18
We welcome graduate student Junya Li to the lab.

10-01-18
Study on how the Hippo pathway is rewired through alternative splicing to enable liver regeneration published in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology. Congratulations to Sushant, Waqar, Joe and the rest of Kalsotra Lab!

08-01-18
Zac is selected as a “Chemical Biology Interface” (CBI) Fellow. Congratulations Zac!

05-15-18
Sushant is selected as a “Tissue Microenvironment Training Program” (TiMe) Fellow. Well deserved!

12-01-17
Collaborative study with Ceman lab published in BMC Biology. Well done Joe!!

10-15-17
Collaborative study with Yang lab published in Development. Congrats Sandip!!