Lab News

Apri​l 2022

Congrats to our talented undergrads Maximo Kesselhaut and Sourav Roy for being awarded Yale undergraduate summer research fellowships! 

April 2022

Our lab is growing! Welcome to our new graduate student Wenyi Ran from the Plant Molecular Biology track.

March 2022

Congrats to Yi-Chun, JD and all the other members of our lab for their work on our new paper published in Science on the role of the H3.1 variant during replication! Thanks to our collaborators at the University of Ottawa, the Babraham Institute in Cambridge and Northwestern University. If you want to see a quick summary of the work, please see this Twitter thread by postdoc Geoffrey Thomson in the lab! 

December 2021

Congratulations to Emma for successfully defending her PhD thesis!

June 2021

First month in the lab for undergraduate student Maximo Kesselhaut. Welcome to the lab Maximo!

December 2020

Our new manuscript has been accepted at The Plant Cell!  Please go check it out: Dong, J., LeBlanc, C. , Poulet, A. et al, The Plant Cell

November 2020

Congrats to Wenxin for passing her prospectus exam! 

March 2020

Wenxin Yuan joins the lab. Welcome aboard Wenxin! 

November 2019

Congratulations to Yi-Chun for passing his qualifying exam! 

September 2019

Valentin Joly joins the lab. Welcome, Valentin! 

July 2019

Geoffrey Thomson joins the lab. Welcome, Geoffrey! 

June 2019 

Our manuscript “Increased efficiency of targeted mutagenesis by CRISPR/Cas9 in plants using heat stress” was awarded the Plant Journal’s Top Downloaded Article 2017-2018 award for being a top 20 most read paper in The Plant Journal. 

May 2019

Mia Tsang joins the lab. Welcome, Mia!

Jie Dong joins the lab. Welcome, JD! 

Benoit Mermaz joins the lab. Welcome Ben! 

April 2019

Congratulations to Josefina for winning an award for best undergraduate presenter at the Northeastern Section of the American Society of Plant Biologists meeting. 

March 2019

Our manuscript “Increased efficiency of targeted mutagenesis by CRISPR/Cas9 in plants using heat stress” was awarded First Prize for Outstanding Technical Advance by the Plant Journal. 

Yi-Chun Huang joins the lab. Welcome, Yi-Chun! 

Axel Poulet joins the lab. Welcome, Axel! 

December 2018

Congratulations to Lauren for passing her qualifying exam!

September 2018

Our lab was awarded a grant from the Citrus Research Board of California to work on gene targeting in Citrus! 

July 2018 

Our work on chromatin and genome stability has been funded by a NIH R35 grant! 

April 2018

Congratulations to Emma who was awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Award.

March 2018

Lauren Dickinson joins our lab. Welcome Lauren! 

February 2018 

Congratulations to Josefina who was awarded the Mellon Mays Bouchet Undergraduate Fellowship.  

January 2018 

Our manuscript “Increased efficiency of targeted mutagenesis by CRISPR/Cas9 in plants using heat stress” was accepted in The Plant Journal. 

December 2017

Our manuscript “Rapid and efficient CRISPR/Cas9 editing in Citrus using the YAO promoter” was accepted in Plant Cell Reports. 

November 2017

Congratulations to Emma for passing her qualifying exam!

September 2017 

Awarded a grant (in collaboration with Vivian Irish at Yale) from the Citrus Research Board of California to work on genome editing in Citrus. 

March 2017 

Emma Corcoran joins the lab. Welcome, Emma! 

January 2017

Josefina Mendez joins the lab. Welcome, Josefina! 

September 2016 

Awarded a grant (in collaboration with Vivian Irish at Yale) from the Citrus Research Board of California to work on genome editing in Citrus. 

January 2016 

Congratulations to Yamile on being accepted to the STARS II program.