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Fai’s scientific sharing with lab members

My visit to ZhongShan Ophthalmic Center at Sun Yat-Sen University

I was invited by Prof. Chunqiao Liu to visit ZhongShan Ophthalmic Center at Sun Yat-Sen University from 2019-05-27 to 05-29.  

Lab hiking!

At Purdue, five zebrafish laboratories (Qing Deng, Daniel Suter, Yuk Fai Leung, David Umulis, Guangjun Zhang) have a joint lab meeting called FLAME (zebraFish LAb MEeting). We not only meet regularly to discuss science, but we also have fun together. On 5/13/2019, we concluded another productive year by hiking together at the Turkey Run State […]

2019-04-09 Emre Coskun presented at the Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference 2019

Emre attended the Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference 2019 and presented a poster entitled “Investigating Inhibition of Apoptosis as a Novel Treatment for Retinitis Pigmentosa using a Transgenic Zebrafish Model”.  

2018-11-12 Emre presented his undergraduate research project at Purdue Fall Undergraduate Research Exposition

On 11/12/2018, Emre Coskun attended the Purdue Fall Undergraduate Research Exposition and presented a poster of his undergraduate reserarch work on “A Pharmacological Model of TRPA1-Mediated Nociception in the Zebrafish for Therapeutic Discovery”. This project was conceived by our graduate student Logan Ganzen. Logan and Emre worked closely to develop the foundation of this research […]

2018-11-10 Leung lab attended the 2018 Sensorium

On 11/10/2018, Logan Ganzen and Yuk Fai Leung attended the 2018 Sensorium at Purdue University. Logan gave a talk on “Drug Screening and Hit Identification for Retinitis Pigmentosa with Zebrafish” and shared our latest discoveries on using zebrafish to find new drugs to treat night blindness.  

2018-06-28 new articles we read this few months

ELSI Shotton D. Funders should mandate open citations. Nature. 2018 Jan 11;553(7687):129. doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-00104-7. PubMed PMID: 29323317. Lavazza A, Massimini M. Cerebral organoids: ethical issues and consciousness assessment. J Med Ethics. 2018 Feb 28. pii: medethics-2017-104555. doi: 10.1136/medethics-2017-104555. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29491041. Genome Editing Gao X, Tao Y, Lamas V, Huang M, […]

2018-01-12 new articles we read this week

Genome-editing Niewoehner O, Garcia-Doval C, Rostøl JT, Berk C, Schwede F, Bigler L, Hall J, Marraffini LA, Jinek M. Type III CRISPR-Cas systems produce cyclic oligoadenylate second messengers. Nature. 2017 Aug 31;548(7669):543-548. doi:10.1038/nature23467. Epub 2017 Jul 19. PubMed PMID: 28722012. Johnson K, Bailey S. Microbiology: The case of the mysterious messenger. Nature. 2017 Aug 31;548(7669):527-528. […]

2017-08-24 new articles we read this month

Neuroscience Robie AA, Hirokawa J, Edwards AW, Umayam LA, Lee A, Phillips ML, Card GM, Korff W, Rubin GM, Simpson JH, Reiser MB, Branson K. Mapping the Neural Substrates of Behavior. Cell. 2017 Jul 13;170(2):393-406.e28. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2017.06.032. PubMed PMID: 28709004. Smith K. How to map the circuits that define us. Nature. 2017 Aug 9;548(7666):150-152. doi: […]

Yuk Fai Leung participated in the 2017 Developmental Biology Teaching Workshop

Yuk Fai Leung participated in the 2017 Developmental Biology Teaching Workshop (DBTW) from 27th June 2017 to 1st July 2017. This workshop was organized by Jennifer Fish from U Mass Lowell, Ian Woods from Ithaca College, and Eric Cole from St. Olaf College. It took place at the Darling Marine Center in Maine. During this […]

Leung Lab visited the Eye Hospital at Wenzhou Medical University in China

In May 2017, the Leung lab visited several collaborating groups in Asia and shared with them our research vision on using zebrafish to find new drugs for retinal degeneration. In this blog post, we will share some pictures of our visit to the the Eye Hospital at Wenzhou Medical University in China. We were hosted […]