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Hockemeyer Lab BBQ

10/2021

Hockemeyer Lab BBQ

Sarah, Alama, and Tianlin’s Going Away Party!

05/2021

Sarah, Alama, and Tianlin’s Going Away Party!

MCB Awards Sarah Short

05/2021

Congratulations Sarah Short for earning the I.L. Chaikoff Memorial Award and a poster award from her honor’s thesis!

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MCB Award Alma Rechav Ben Natan

05/2021

MCB Award Alma Rechav Ben Natan

Congratulations Alma for earning an I.L. Chaikoff Memorial Award!

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Ph.D. Qualification Exam Jesse Dunnack

05/2021

Ph.D. Qualification Exam Jesse Dunnack

Congratulations to Jesse on passing his Qualification Exam for Ph.D. candidacy!

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medrxiv Hockemeyer Lab

01/2021

Congratulations to Hockemeyer Lab for their publication, Launching a saliva-based SARS-CoV-2 surveillance testing program on a university campus, in medrxiv

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elife Sara, Emma, and Franziska

12/2020

Congratulations to Sara, Emma, and Franziska for their publication, TINF2 is a haploinsufficient tumor suppressor that limits telomere length, in elife

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Undergraduate Chloe Nguyen

12/2020

UC Berkeley sophomore in Molecular Environmental Biology, Chloe Nguyen, joins the lab!

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Staff Research Assistant Yogendra Verma

12/2020

CSU, Channel Islands M.S in Biotechnology, Yogendra Verma, joins the lab as Staff Research Associate!

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ascb MBoC John Boyle and Samuel Regaldo

10/2020

Congratulations to John Boyle and Samuel Regaldo for their publication, Telomere length set point regulation in human pluripotent stem cells critically depends on the shelterin protein TPP1, in MBoC

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First Round Grantee of ASAP

10/2020

First Round Grantee of ASAP

Hockemeyer Lab is awarded funding by ASAP for Dissecting Genetic Interactions of Parkinson’s Disease-associated Risk Loci under Biology of PD-associated Genetics!

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Cell Reports Dirk Hockemeyer

09/2020

Congratulations to Dr. Dirk Hockemeyer for his publication, Controlled Cycling and Quiescence Enables Efficient HDR in Engraftment-Enriched Adult Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells in Cell Reports

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Ph.D. Qualification Exam Annika Martin

08/2020

Congratulations to Annika on passing her Qualification Exam for Ph.D. candidacy!

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Undergraduate Student Lauren Aguilar

08/2020

UC Berkeley junior in Molecular Environmental Biology, Lauren Aguilar, joins the lab!

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Ph.D. Degree Franziska Lorbeer

07/2020

Congratulations to Franziska Lorbeer on receiving her Ph.D degree and being the third student to graduate from the Hockemeyer lab! She will  be missed!

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COVID-19 Test Kit Production

05/2020

COVID-19 Test Kit Production

Tenure Track Dr. Dirk Hockemeyer

02/2020

Tenure Track Dr. Dirk Hockemeyer

Congratulations to Dr. Dirk Hockemeyer for his tenure track and promotion to Associate Professor!

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Lab SF Exploratorium Visit!

02/2020

Lab SF Exploratorium Visit!

Staff Research Associate Tianlin Lu

09/2018

Miami University M.S. in Cell, Molecular, and Structural Biology, Tianlin Lu, joins the lab!

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Lab Manager Preetha Markose

09/2018

Research Associate, Preetha Markose, joins the lab!

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Postdoctoral Fellow Antonio Maffia

09/2018

University of Pavia Ph.D. in Genetics, Molecular and Cell Biology, Antonio Maffia, joins the lab!

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Graduate Student Jesse Dunnack

09/2018

UC Berkeley Ph.D. student in MCB, Jesse Dunnack from the University of Connecticut, joins the lab!

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Nature Medicine John Blair

08/2018

Congratulations to John on his publication, Genetically engineered human cortical spheroid models of tuberous sclerosis in Nature Medicine.

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JBC Daphné Dambournet

07/2018

Congratulations to Daphné for her publication, Genome-edited human stem cells expressing fluorescently labeled endocytic markers allow quantitative analysis of clathrin-mediated endocytosis   during differentiation in JBC.

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Awards Kunitoshi Chiba, Franziska Lorbeer, and Leslie Chan

06/2018

Congratualtions to Chiba who received the Nicholas Cozzarelli Prize. The Nicholas Cozzarelli Prize is presented annually to a graduating student for best PhD research and dissertation in   Molecular and Cell Biology. Additionally, Franzi was chosen to be one of 600 young scientists under 35 to attend the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. And finally one of our outstanding   undergrads, Leslie received the Departmental Citation awarded to graduating senior in the MCB Department, not only in terms of overall grade point average, but in major course work, quality of   research, and such other factors that indicate promise of great success in the student’s career.

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Graduations Drs. Kunitoshi Chiba and Ryan Forster, and Brendan Finnerty

05/2018

Graduations Drs. Kunitoshi Chiba and Ryan Forster, and Brendan Finnerty

The Hockemeyer lab in proud to graduate its first Ph.D. students, Chiba and Ryan and well as a visiting masters student Brendan. They will be missed.

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EMBO Conference Franziska Lorbeer John Boyle, Brendan Finnerty, and Kelsey Hennick

05/2018

EMBO Conference Franziska Lorbeer John Boyle, Brendan Finnerty, and Kelsey Hennick

Franzi, John, Brendan, and Kelsley attended the EMBO workshop on Telomere Biology in Health and Human Disease where John presented a talk on his work on TPP1 and all others where  selected to present posters.

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Science Ryan Forster

04/2018

Congratulations to Ryan on his publication, Observing the cell in its native state: Imaging subcellular dynamics in multicellular organisms in Science.

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Ph.D. Qualification Exams John Boyle and Rebecca Bartke

04/2018

Congratulations to John and Rebecca on passing their Qualifing Exam for Ph.D. candidacy!  

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Cell Reports John Blair

11/2017

Congratulations to John Blair for his publication, Widespread Translational Remodeling during Human Neuronal Differentiation in Cell Reports.

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Fellowships Leslie Chan and Shannon Wu

10/2017

Congratulations to Leslie and Shannon for receiving fellowships from Center for Research and Education on Aging and Koret Foundation.

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Science Franziska Lorbeer and Kunitoshi Chiba

08/2017

Congratulations to Franzi and Chiba for their publication of “Mutations in the promoter of the telomerase gene TERT contribute to tumorigenesis by a two-step mechanism” in Science.

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Fellowships Franziska Lorbeer, Kunitoshi Chiba, and Won-Tae Kim

07/2017

Congratulations to Franzi, Chiba, ad Won-Tae on receiving fellowships from Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds, University of California Cancer Research Coordinating Committee, and the Siebel Stem  Cell Institute

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Graduate Student Rebecca Bartke

05/2017

UC Berkeley Ph.D. student in MCB, Rebecca Bartke from the University of Michigan, joins the lab!

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Graduate Student John Boyle

05/2017

UC Berkeley Ph.D. student in MCB, John Boyle from University of California Berkeley, returns to the lab!

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Ph.D. Qualification Exam Sara Choo

04/2017

Ph.D. Qualification Exam Sara Choo

Congratulations to Sara on passing her Qualification Exam for Ph.D. candidacy!

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Visiting Student Alejandro Hernandez Sanchez

02/2017

Masters student, Alejandro Hernandez Sanchez, joins the lab!

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Undergraduate Student Kimberly Tang

01/2017

UC Berkeley freshman in Molecular and Cell Biology, Kimberly Tang, joins the lab!

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Visiting Student Brendan Finnerty

12/2016

Masters student, Brendan Finnerty, joins the lab!

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Molecular and Cell Biology Kunitoshi Chiba, Manraj Gill

11/2016

Congratulations to Chiba and Manraj on the publication of “Endogenous TERT N-terminal tagging affects human telomerase function at telomeres in vivo” in Molecular and Cell Biology!

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Undergraduate Student Apaarajita Balaji

11/2016

UC Berkeley junior in Molecular and Cell Biology, Apaarajita Balaji, joins the lab!

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Postdoctoral Associate Won-Tae Kim

10/2016

Korea University Ph.D. in Biotechnology, Won-Tae Kim, joins the lab!

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Postdoctoral Associate Shirin Jenkins

10/2016

UC Davis Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, Shirin Jenkins, joins the lab!

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Undergraduate Student Erica Keane

09/2016

UC Berkeley junior in Molecular and Cell Biology, Erica Keane, joins the lab!

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Undergraduate Student Justin Lu

09/2016

UC Berkeley freshman in Bioengineering, Justin Lu, joins the lab!

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Lab Photo Day!

08/2016

Lab Photo Day!

eLife Samuel Regalado, Joshua Johnson

08/2016

Congratulations to Sam and Josh on the publication of “Minimized human telomerase maintains telomeres and resolves endogenous roles of H/ACA proteins, TCAB1, and Cajal bodies” in eLife!

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Lab BBQ!

08/2016

Lab BBQ!

Lab Hike!

07/2016

Lab Hike!

Undergraduate Student Rayyan Aburajab

07/2016

UC Berkeley sophomore in Molecular and Cell Biology, Rayyan Aburajab, joins the lab!

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John’s last day!

07/2016

John’s last day!

Lab Manager Kelsey Hennick

06/2016

UC Davis graduate in Genetics, Kelsey Hennick, joins the lab!

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Undergraduate Student Christian Gonzalez

06/2016

UC Berkeley senior in Molecular and Cell Biology, Christian Gonzalez, joins the lab!

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Annual Lab Photo Day

05/2016

Annual Lab Photo Day

Undergraduate Degrees Casey Drubin and Jimmy Guo

05/2016

Congratulations to Casey and Jimmy on completing their degrees in Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology, respectively!

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Graduate Student Sara Seunga Choo

05/2016

UC Berkeley Ph.D. student in MCB, Sara Choo from University of California Berkeley, joins the lab!

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Ph.D. Qualification Exam Timothy Turkalo

05/2016

Congratulations to Tim on passing his Qualification Exam for Ph.D. candidacy!

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Ph.D. Qualification Exam Franziska Lorbeer

04/2016

Ph.D. Qualification Exam Franziska Lorbeer

Congratulations to Franzi on passing her Qualification Exam for Ph.D. candidacy!

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Current Opinion in Cell Biology Joshua Johnson

12/2015

Congratulations to Josh on the publication of “Human stem cell-based disease modeling: prospects and challenges,” a review article in Current Opinon in Cell Biology’s themed issue on ‘Differentiation and Disease’!

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Undergraduate Student Annie Lai

12/2015

UC Berkeley sophomore in Chemical Biology, Annie Lai, joins the lab!

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Undergraduate Student Rachel Trujillo

10/2015

UC Berkeley freshman in Molecular and Cell Biology, Rachel Trujillo, joins the lab!

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Halloween Celebration

10/2015

Halloween Celebration

Visiting Student Eva Schruf

09/2015

Masters student at The Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg, Eva Schruf, joins the lab!

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Re-writing Genomes Symposium Kunitoshi Chiba

08/2015

Re-writing Genomes Symposium Kunitoshi Chiba

Chiba gave a talk on genome editing in stem cells to uncover the transcriptional regulation of endogenous hTERT at the 3rd Annual Re-writing Genomes Symposium hosted by the UC Berkeley QB3 and the Innovative Genomics Initiative!

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A’s Baseball Game!

08/2015

A’s Baseball Game!

eLife Kunitoshi Chiba, Joshua Johnson, Tina Wagner, John Boyle

07/2015

Congratulations to Chiba, Josh, Tina and John on the publication of “Cancer-associated TERT promoter mutations abrogate telomerase silencing” in eLIFE! The July issue of eLife also features this paper with an Insight on this paper written   by Dr. Kamila Naxerova and Dr. Stephen Elledge!

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Undergraduate Student Shannon Wu

06/2015

UC Berkeley sophomore in Molecular and Cell Biology, Shannon Wu, joins the lab!

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Visiting Amgen Scholar Rebecca Bartke

06/2015

University of Michigan junior in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Rebecca Bartke, joins the lab for the summer as a part of the Amgen Scholars Program

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Undergraduate Degree Tiffany Tsan

05/2015

Undergraduate Degree Tiffany Tsan

Congratulations to Tiffany on completing her B.Sc. degree in Chemical Biology!

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Qualification Exam Joshua Johnson

05/2015

Qualification Exam Joshua Johnson

Congratulations to Josh on passing his Qualification Exam!

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Graduate Students Franziska Lorbeer and Tim Turkalo

05/2015

UC Berkeley Ph.D. students, Franziska Lorbeer from Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University Bonn and Timothy Turkalo from University of Kansas, join the lab!

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Cold Spring Harbor Conference Kunitoshi Chiba and John Boyle

04/2015

Chiba gave a talk on transcriptional regulation of endogenous hTERT and John presented his poster on the role of TPP1 in telomere length homeostasis at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s 2015 meeting on Telomeres and Telomerase!

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Undergraduate Student Leslie Chan

03/2015

UC Berkeley freshman in Molecular and Cell Biology, Leslie Chan, joins the lab!

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Annual Lab Photo Day

03/2015

Annual Lab Photo Day

Masters Degree Tina Wagner

02/2015

Congratulations to Tina on completing her masters degree in Biochemistry!

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Holiday Party

12/2014

Holiday Party

Undergraduate Student Cynthia Martinez

11/2014

UC Berkeley sophomore in Microbial Biology, Cynthia Martinez, joins the lab!

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Methods in Molecular Biology Kunitoshi Chiba

11/2014

Congratulations to Chiba on the publication of “Genome editing in human pluripotent stem cells using site specific nucleases,” a chapter in the Chromosomal Mutagenesis volume of Methods in Molecular Biology!

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Genes and Development Alec Sexton, Sam Regalado

08/2014

Congratulations to Alec and Sam on the publication of “Genetic and molecular identification of three human TPP1 functions in telomerase action” in Genes and Development! The September issue of Genes and Development also features a Perspective on this paper written by Dr. Jan Karlseder!

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Annual Lab BBQ

07/2014

Annual Lab BBQ

Stem Cell Reports Ryan Forster, Kunitoshi Chiba, Sam Regalado

06/2014

Congratulations to Ryan, Chiba and Sam on the publication of “Human intestinal tissue with adult stem cell properties derived from pluripotent stem cells” in Stem Cell Reports!

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Research Specialist John Boyle

06/2014

UC Berkeley graduate in MCB, John Boyle, joins the lab!

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Ph.D. Degree and Nicholas Cozzarelli Award Alec Sexton

05/2014

Congratulations to Alec on receiving his Ph.D. degree in MCB and on being presented with the Nicholas Cozzarelli Award at the graduation!

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Ph.D. Qualification Exam Ryan Forster

05/2014

Ph.D. Qualification Exam Ryan Forster

Congratulations to Ryan on passing his Qualification Exam for Ph.D. candidacy!

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Graduate Student Joshua Johnson

05/2014

UC Berkeley Ph.D. student in MCB, Joshua Johnson from University of Carolina Upstate, joins the lab!

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Ph.D. Qualification Exam Kunitoshi Chiba

04/2014

Ph.D. Qualification Exam Kunitoshi Chiba

Congratulations to Chiba on passing his Qualification Exam for Ph.D. candidacy!

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Annual Lab Photo Day

04/2014

Visiting Student Tina Wagner

03/2014

Masters student at the Eberhard-Karls University of Tuebingen, Tina Wagner, joins the lab!

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News and Views Ryan Forster

02/2014

Congratulations to Ryan on the publication of “Genome editing 101: Let’s go digital,” a news and views article in Nature Methods!

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Christmas Party

12/2013

Undergraduate Student Manraj Gill

12/2013

UC Berkeley freshman in Molecular and Cell Biology, Manraj Gill, joins the lab!

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Annual Lab Photo Day

07/2013

Undergraduate Student Tiffany Tsan

07/2013

UC Berkeley junior in Chemical Biology, Tiffany Tsan, joins the lab!

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Graduate Students Ryan Forster and Kunitoshi Chiba

05/2013

UC Berkeley Ph.D. students, Ryan Forster (MCB and Chemical Biology) from Arizona State University and Kunitoshi Chiba (MCB) from Tokyo Institute of Technology, join the lab!

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Staff Research Associate Samuel Regalado

02/2013

UC Berkeley graduate in MCB, Samuel Regalado, joins the lab as the lab manager and SRA!

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