Latest Updates from the Levental Laboratory of Membrane Biology:
July 2022: Daryna Sputay joined our lab as a visiting student from the University of Wroclaw through the BioLAB program. Welcome Daryna!
February 2022: Luis received the Student Research Achievement Award at the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting in San Francisco!
March 2021: Bena Chan joined our lab as a PhD student in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate program! Welcome, Bena!!
August 2020: Luis Real Hernandez joined our lab as a PhD student in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate program! Welcome, Luis!!
July 2020: Ivan's paper was selected for the cover of J Phys Chem B! Congrats Ivan!
March 2020: Our collaborative Nat Chem Bio paper on plasma membrane asymmetry was highlighted in News and Views by Dylan Owen!
April 2020: Our collaborative Nat Comms paper on homeostatic lipidomic remodeling was featured in the UTHealth news.
February 2020: Milka and Hongyin gave platform presentations at the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting in San Diego.
January 2020: Dr. Carolyn Shurer joined our lab! Welcome Carolyn!!
December 2019: Barbara and Ivan gave platform presentations at the American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
March 2019: Ilya was awarded the Biochemistry and Cell Biology Distinguished Faculty Award! Congrats Il!
October 2018: Hongyin won first prize in the poster competition at the 2018 Texas Medical Center Annual Postdoctoral Science Symposium! Congrats Hongyin!
September 2018: Barbara received the MAC travel award for the 2018 annual ASCB/EMBO Meeting! Congratulations Barbara!
September 2018: The Levental Lab is officially on Twitter. Follow us @LeventalLab!
September 2018: Jessica was honored at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences PhD student annual White Coat Ceremony. Congrats Jessica!
August 2018: Dr. Fred Heberle and Dr. Milka Doktorova joined our lab! Welcome to the group!
May 2018: Jessica Symons joined our lab as a PhD student, co-advised with Sunil Krishnan at MD Anderson. Welcome Jessica!
February 2018: Dr. Ivan Castello-Serrano and Rossana Ippolito joined our lab! Welcome Ivan and Ross!
October 2017: Joseph's paper was published in Nature Communications!
March 2017: Our collaborative project with Robert Ernst, James Saenz, and Maya Schuldiner on "Design principles of living membranes" was awarded funding by the VW Stiftung for five years!
July 2017: Eric Malmberg successfully defended his Masters thesis!! Way to go, Eric!!
March 2017: Dr. Hongyin Wang joins our lab all the way from China. Welcome Hongyin!
January 2017: Lakshmi's paper was published in Scientific Reports.
November 2016: Xubo's paper was published in J Phys Chem B
September 2016: Xubo's paper was published in FEBS Letters.
August 2016: Karolina and Barbara's paper was published in Molecular Biology of the Cell.
January 2016: Kandice and Joseph's paper was published in Biophysical Journal.
July 2015: Karolina was awarded the Runner Up Postdoc Poster Prize at the FASEB Summer Research Conference on Protein Lipidation and Membrane Domains! Congrats Karolina!
July 2015: We are excited to welcome Eric Malmberg to the lab as a Masters student!
June 2015: Barbara Diaz-Rohrer was selected to attend the highly selective and prestigious MBL Physiology Course in Woods Hole, MA!
December 2014: Barbara was selected to give a platform presentation at the annual American Society of Cell Biology meeting in Philadelphia! She gave a great talk to a crowd of ~100 attendees.
August 2014: Dr. Karolina Tulodziecka joins our lab all the way from Poland. Welcome Karolina!
June 2014: Dr Joseph Lorent joins the lab all the way from Belgium. Welcome Joseph!
May 2014: The Levental Lab is published again, this time in Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences!! Congrats to Barbara and Kandice - WAY TO GO!!!
*** A figure from this paper has been chosen for the cover image of PNAS!! Our cover was inadvertently featured on the Colbert Report!
April 2014: Barbara Diaz-Rohrer wins "Best Poster by a Fellow" award at the annual CRB retreat. Way to go B!
March 2014: Barbara Diaz-Rohrer was accepted into the PhD program of the UT-Houston / MD Anderson Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences. CONGRATS BARBARA!!!!
October 2013: The Levental Lab has been published!! "Bile acids modulate signaling by functional perturbation of plasma membrane domains" in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Congrats to us!
*** A figure from this paper has been chosen for the COVER IMAGE of JBC!!
June 2013: We are excited to welcome Lakshmi Ganesan to the lab as a postdoctoral fellow.
October 2012: Barbara Diaz joins the lab! Welcome Barbara!
August 2012: Shawn Brisbay joins the lab! Welcome Shawn!
August 2012: Ilya received the prestigious CPRIT Scholar award for the Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty