Category Archives: Announcements

Congratulations to Matt for starting his lab at the University of Washington in the summer of 2022!

We gathered for a picnic in beautiful North Berkeley to celebrate Matt’s time in the lab. We wish Matt the best in his new adventure and look forward to hearing about his lab’s accomplishments!

Cheers to Matt!

Matt catches up with his graduate school advisor, Tom Pollard, who happens to be one of our newest lab members.

Goodbye Daphne, Itziar and Emily!

The Drubin/Barnes lab would like to send our fondest farewells to Daphne, Itziar and Emily who are moving on to exciting new positions!

Daphne Dambournet is now working as a Cell line engineer at Memphis Meats working to grow sustainable cultured meat.

Itziar Ibarlucea has taken a position as a post-doctoral associate in the laboratory of Jeffrey Ravetch at The Rockefeller University.

Emily Stoops is now working as a Scientist at Calico where she is working to combat aging.

Microtubules and Mitosis Journal Club on Monday, August 26

For Microtubules and Mitosis Journal Club on August 26, members of the Drubin/Barnes Lab, Eva Nogales Lab, and Ahmet Yildiz Lab will discuss the following paper, selected by Itziar Ibarlucea:

Marking and Measuring Single Microtubules by PRC1 and Kinesin-4. Subramanian R, Ti SC, Tan L, Darst SA, Kapoor TM. Cell. 2013 Jul 18;154(2):377-90. PMID: 23870126.

Subramanian Cell 2013

Journal Club on Monday, August 6

For Journal Club on August 6, Nate Krefman presented the following paper:

Centromere-like regions in the budding yeast genome. Lefrançois P, Auerbach RK, Yellman CM, Roeder GS, Snyder M. PLoS Genet. 2013;9(1):e1003209. PMID: 23349633.

Lefrancois PLoS Genetics 2013

Journal Club on Monday, August 6

For Journal Club on August 6, Eric Lewellyn presented the following paper:

Actin filament severing by cofilin dismantles actin patches and produces mother filaments for new patches. Chen Q, Pollard TD. Curr Biol. 2013 Jul 8;23(13):1154-62. PMID: 23727096.

Chen & Pollard Curr Biol 2013