Laboratory of Matthew J. Merrins, Ph.D.

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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March 19, 2019

Evgenity Potapenko is joins the lab as our patch-clamp guru.

March 8, 2019

The first of many, congratulations everyone!

January 31, 2019

CDK1 charges up Complex I of respiratory chain in beta cells from obese mice. The effect was discovered using 2-photon NAD(P)H FLIM, which Trilly pioneered in her 2014 Diabetes paper. 

December 13, 2018

Ellie's paper describes the islet's heterogeneous response to high-fat feeding in aged mice.  Read the paper here

February 1, 2018

Thuong Ho joins the lab as a graduate student in the Integrated Program in Biochemistry. Thuong graduated from the University of Washington in 2017 with a BS in Biochemistry.  He is interested in pyruvate kinases.

January 16, 2018

 Trillian Gregg defended her dissertation entitled "Mechanisms of β-Cell Compensation for Age and Obesity" and hold the title Doctor of Philosophy in Biophysics. Trilly is now on a well deserved adventure traveling the globe with her partner Adam. Congrats Trilly! 

January 1, 2018

Jamie Larmie, who started in the lab as a sophomore and is now a senior, will attend Harvard School of Dentistry in the fall. Congratulations!

December 19, 2017

The award will fund the creation of a low-cost “mini-microscope” built by students taking the 2-year BME design course. Once the prototype is complete, the microscope will be used for FRET imaging in yeast as part of Matt and Angela’s Human Biochemistry course (Bmolchem 504), which runs every spring.  Education is the silver bullet!

October 31, 2017

We say farewell to our postdoctoral fellow Halena VanDeusen.  Halena is moving with her fiancé to the Twin Cities, where she has accepted a position in Dr. Justin Drake’s cancer biology lab.  In her short time in the lab, Halena was awarded an ADA postdoctoral fellowship, and published two co-author papers in Diabetes and Endocrinology.  Halena was instrumental in getting our R01 award, and in mentoring new graduate students in the lab.  We will miss you!

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