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Ally and Kevin present at the Broad!

This morning the lab had the exciting opportunity to present at the Broad Institute’s Cell Circuits and Epigenomics meeting! Ally and Kevin served as our representatives, talking about their work studying LSD1 and DNMT1, respectively.

Ally talks about our lab’s work studying the lysine demethylase, LSD1. If you haven’t already, check out our paper in  Nature Chemical Biology !

Ally talks about our lab’s work studying the lysine demethylase, LSD1. If you haven’t already, check out our paper in Nature Chemical Biology!

Kevin fields questions from an eager scientist after his talk.

Kevin fields questions from an eager scientist after his talk.

Many thanks to Cell Circuits and Epigenomics for including us in their community and letting us share some of our exciting findings. Until next time!

 
Let’s hear some applause for our speakers!

Let’s hear some applause for our speakers!

 

A new chapter for the Liau Lab

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With our group practically doubling in size over the past year, it was about time for us to take a new group photo. Many thanks to Beverly Fu from the Balskus lab for helping us with the shoot! After many failed attempts marred by blinking eyes and blocked faces, we finally got a good shot, full of smiles and Brian’s signature "boss” pose.

 
 
 
 

If you follow us on twitter or have been obsessively checking our website (who could blame you?) you may have noticed some updates over the past few months on our publications page. That’s right – the lab’s first two papers are out in Angewandte Chemie International Edition and Nature Chemical Biology. Click on the paper titles above to check out these awesome works, which really showcase two of the major and ongoing focuses of our lab.

 
The LSD1 project was (and still is) a huge, interdisciplinary endeavor that required the coordinated efforts of many members of our lab (as well as collaborators) in a diverse array of fields. Here, the core members of the LSD1 team celebrate a hard-won success. Congratulations!

The LSD1 project was (and still is) a huge, interdisciplinary endeavor that required the coordinated efforts of many members of our lab (as well as collaborators) in a diverse array of fields. Here, the core members of the LSD1 team celebrate a hard-won success. Congratulations!

 

In the midst of these exciting events, we’ve unfortunately had to say goodbye to our wonderful laboratory manager, Larry Valles, who has moved on to serve as a Junior Operations Manager for Immunology, Microbiology, and Genetics at Harvard Medical School. While we’ll miss him, we’re also happy that he has accepted this great opportunity and wish him the best! We’ll always remember Larry for supporting us through the trials and tribulations of research.

Larry (a.k.a. “molecule”), purveyor of doughnuts and bagels and harbinger of diabetes.

Larry (a.k.a. “molecule”), purveyor of doughnuts and bagels and harbinger of diabetes.

In a bittersweet way, 2019 is proving to be a big year of change for the Liau lab. We’re looking forward to everything the future has to offer, and we can’t wait to share more of our scientific and non-scientific exploits with the world!