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2016-04-23

Yuk Fai Leung gave a guest lecture "Graduate School and Career Planning" in BIOL293 sophomore seminar class. 

2016-04-16 – 17

Prahatha Venkatraman, Logan Ganzen, Paige Cassidy, Khaled Noui-Mehidi and Menna Hassan demonstrated zebrafish research at the 2016 Purdue Spring Fest. Pictures and a video of this event.

2016-04-12

Paige Cassidy presented her research work at the Purdue University Undergraduate Research Symposium. She was supervised by Prahatha Venkatraman, a graduate student in the laboratory and a Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for Future Fellow. Picture of her presentation.

2016-04-11

Sylvia Bonilla defended her graduate research work and graduated. Congratulations Dr. Bonilla! Pictures of the defence and celebration party.

2016-04-04

Prahatha Venkatraman was awarded a 2016 Faculty for the Future Fellowship by the Schlumberger Foundation. Congratulations Prahatha!

2016-04-04

Menna Hassan participated in the 28th Annual Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair, and presented her research work on zebrafish visual behaviour.

2016-03-26

Menna Hassan, Patrick Tiffany, Ryan Wyer and Khaled Noui-Mehidi presented their research at the 131st Annual Academy Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science. They were supervised by graduate students Prahatha Venkatraman and Logan Ganzen. Pictures of this event.

2016-03-25

Logan Ganzen was awarded with a Graduate School Summer Research Grant by Purdue University. Congratulations Logan!

2016-03-04

Menna Hassan participated in the Lafayette Regional Science & Engineering Fair and won two awards: (1) a bronze medal under the Animal Science category in the Seniors division, and (2) a blue ribbon. Congratulations! By winning the latter award, she is ranked in the top ten students of the Fair and has been invited to participate in the State Science Fair. She conducted her zebrafish research under the supervision of Prahatha Venkatraman, a graduate student in the laboratory and a Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for Future Fellow. Pictures of Menna's presentation

2016-03-01

Liyun Zhang, Xiang Lue, Prahatha Venkatraman, Leelyn Chong, Jin Cho, Sylvia Bonilla and Yuk Fai Leung's paper on "A naturally-derived compound Schisandrin B enhanced light sensation in the pde6c zebrafish model of retinal degeneration" was published by PLOS ONE. Congratulations!

2016-02-04

Liyun Zhang, Xiang Lue, Prahatha Venkatraman, Leelyn Chong, Jin Cho, Sylvia Bonilla and Yuk Fai Leung's paper on "A naturally-derived compound Schisandrin B enhanced light sensation in the pde6c zebrafish model of retinal degeneration" was accepted by PLOS ONE. Congratulations!

2016-02-01

Gaonan Zhang, Robert Carmer, Prahatha Venkatraman, Skye Brown and Yuk Fai Leung's paper on "Computational classification of different wild-type zebrafish strains based on their variation in light-induced locomotor response" was published by Computers in Biology and Medicine. Congratulations! See departmental news coverage here.

2016-01-11

William Salloom joined us as a graduate rotation student. Welcome William!

2016-01-11

Paige Cassidy joined us as an undergraduate research student. Welcome Paige!

2015-11-24

Yuk Fai Leung's paper on "Expression dynamics of NADPH oxidases during early zebrafish development" was accepted by the Journal of Comparative Neurology. This is a collaborative project with Cory Weaver and Daniel Suter. Congratulations!

2015-11-18

Gaonan Zhang, Robert Carmer, Prahatha Venkatraman, Skye Brown and Yuk Fai Leung's paper on "Computational classification of different wild-type zebrafish strains based on their variation in light-induced locomotor response" was accepted by Computers in Biology and Medicine. Congratulations! See departmental news coverage here.

2015-11-18

Prof. Ryan Thummel from the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology and the Department of Ophthalmology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine gave a departmental seminar entitled "Characterization of Reactive Gliosis and Regeneration in the Adult Zebrafish Retina", and interacted with students from the Leung Lab. 

2015-11-17

Yuk Fai Leung was invited to give a guest lecture entitled "Discover new eye drugs by zebrafish research" in BIOL44400 Human Genetics.

2015-10-31

Prahatha Venkatraman partcipated in the outreach day for local high school juniors and seniors, organized by the Department of Biological Sciences at Purdue University.

2015-10-26

Mang Gao and Kaushik Muralidharan joined us as graduate rotation students. Welcome Mang and Kaushik!

2015-10-26

Yuk Fai Leung was invited to be an Associate Editor of Genetic Disorders, a specialty section of Frontiers in Pediatrics and Frontiers in Genetics.

2015-10-19–20

Yuk Fai Leung was invited to lead a two-day Genome Editing Seminar Course at the the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

2015-10-18

Yuk Fai Leung was invited to give a seminar entitled "Discover new drugs for rod degeneration with zebrafish research" at the 2015 Symposium on Biology of Ophthalmology organized by the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Joint Shantou International Eye Center. The event took place at the Hong Kong Eye Hospital in Hong Kong.

2015-10-17

Prahatha Venkatraman attended the 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Chicagao and presented a poster entitled "Understanding the contributions of photoreceptors to the visual motor response". Our collaborator Yiwen Liu from Dr. Ping Ma's group at the University of Georgia presented a poster entitled "Statistical analysis of zebrafish locomotor response".

2015-10-05

Robert Carmer, Gaonan Zhang, Prahatha Venkatraman, Skye Brown and Yuk Fai Leung's paper on "Statistical Analysis of Zebrafish Locomotor Behaviour" was published by PLOS ONE. Congratulations! See departmental news coverage here.

2015-09-28

Yuk Fai Leung was invited to be an Associate Editor of Systems Biology, a specialty section of Frontiers in Neuroscience, Frontiers in Physiology, Frontiers in Psychiatry, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology and Frontiers in Genetics.

2015-09-23

Robert Carmer, Gaonan Zhang, Prahatha Venkatraman, Skye Brown and Yuk Fai Leung's paper on "Statistical Analysis of Zebrafish Locomotor Behaviour" was accepted by PLOS ONE. Congratulations!

2015-09-02

Yuk Fai Leung was invited to be an Associate Editor of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, a specialty section of Frontiers in Genetics, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology and Frontiers in Plant Science.

2015-09

Menna Hassan and Heera Vemaganti have joined us as a high-school research student and an undergraduate research student. Welcome Menna and Heera!

2015-08-28

Logan Ganzen and Yuk Fai Leung attended the 2015 Corporate Affiliates Symposium--"Bioactives and Health" organized by Department of Nutrition Science at Purdue University. Fai presented a poster "Discover eye benefit of naturally-derived compounds by zebrafish behavioural screening" to highlight the strengths of our laboratory research.

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