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- Emory Stem Cell Core
- Integrated Cellular Imaging Core
- Center for Neurodegenerative Disease
- NIH Center for Fragile X
- Graduate Division of Biological & Biomedical Sciences
- Office of Postdoctoral Education
- Emory International Student and Scholar Programs
- Life in Atlanta
- Prospective Postdocs/Students
@ryanhpurcell of the Bassell Lab publishes collaborative paper in Science Advances
The Bassell Lab and Mulle Lab published, “Cross-species analysis identifies mitochondrial dysregulation as a functional consequence of the schizophrenia-associated 3q29 deletion,” by Ryan Purcell and Esra Sefik et. al
The Bassell and Mulle lab published, “FMRP phosphorylation and interactions with Cdh1 regulate association with dendritic RNA granules and MEF2-triggered synapse elimination,” in Neurobiology of Disease.
The Bassell and Huber lab publishes paper in Neurobiology of Disease.
The Bassell and Huber lab published, “FMRP phosphorylation and interactions with Cdh1 regulate association with dendritic RNA granules and MEF2-triggered synapse elimination,” in Neurobiology of Disease.
The Bassell Lab and Wang Lab published, "Muscleblind-like proteins use modular domains to localize RNAs by riding kinesins and docking to membranes," by Ryan P. Hildebrandt and Kathryn R. Moss et al.
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In MEMORY OF KUN LIN
With a heavy heart we communicate the recent tragic passing of my graduate student, our colleague and friend, Kun Lin, on February 12, 2021. Our tears and sadness are hard. Kun was full of radiant energy, intellect and passion, kind and generous, with dreams to become a professor. To learn more about Kun's short but wonderful life, to share your thoughts and contributions:
GOFUNDME - To provide support to Kun's parents for medical, funeral, and other costs, please visit.
KUDOBOARD - to share your thoughts and photos about Kun.
MEMORIAL BENCH - To contribute to the Kun Lin Memorial Bench, please donate to the Atlanta Botanical Garden (Kun’s favorite place in Atlanta, GA). Please indicate donations are “In memory of Kun Lin”.
-Gary J. Bassell, PhD, Professor and Chair
Gary Bassell and Eric Wang Receive NINDS Funding for Collaborative Research on Myotonic Dystrophy
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has awarded Bassell’s and Wang’s laboratories $2.2 million over five years to examine the neuronal function of Muscleblind-like proteins, which play key roles in myotonic dystrophy.
Read full story in Emory Health Sciences Blog.
LISTEN to a joint talk recently presented by Gary Bassell and Eric Wang at the RNA Society annual meeting in May 2020.
Hildebrandt RP, Moss KR, Janusz-Kaminska A, Knudson LA, Denes LT, Saxena T, Boggupalli DP, Li Z, Lin K, Bassell GJ, Wang ET. Muscleblind-like proteins use modular domains to localize RNAs by riding kinesins and docking to membranes. Nat Commun. 2023;14(1):3427. Published 2023 Jun 9. doi:10.1038/s41467-023-38923-6.
Ifrim MF, Janusz-Kaminska A, Bassell GJ. Development of single-molecule ubiquitination mediated fluorescence complementation to visualize protein ubiquitination dynamics in dendrites. Cell Rep. 2022 Nov 15;41(7):111658. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2022.111658. PMID: 36384114.
Edokpolor KS, Banerjee A, McEachin ZT, Gu J, Kosti A, Arboleda JD, García PS, Wang ET, Bassell GJ. Altered Behavioral Responses Show GABA Sensitivity in Muscleblind-Like 2-Deficient Mice: Implications for CNS Symptoms in Myotonic Dystrophy. eNeuro. 2022 Oct 10;9(5):ENEURO.0218-22.2022. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0218-22.2022. PMID: 36150891; PMCID: PMC9557336.
*This publication is also reported by the Emory News Center.
Kang Y, Zhou Y, Li Y, Han Y, Xu J, Niu W, Li Z, Liu S, Feng H, Huang W, Duan R, Xu T, Raj N, Zhang F, Dou J, Xu C, Wu H, Bassell GJ, Warren ST, Allen EG, Jin P, Wen Z. A human forebrain organoid model of fragile X syndrome exhibits altered neurogenesis and highlights new treatment strategies. Nat Neurosci. 2021 Oct;24(10):1377-1391. doi: 10.1038/s41593-021-00913-6. Epub 2021 Aug 19. PMID: 34413513; PMCID: PMC8484073.
Pant DC, Parameswaran J, Rao L, Loss I, Chilukuri G, Parlato R, Shi L, Glass JD, Bassell GJ, Koch P, Yilmaz R, Weishaupt JH, Gennerich A, Jiang J. ALS-linked KIF5A ΔExon27 mutant causes neuronal toxicity through gain-of-function. EMBO Rep. 2022 Aug 3;23(8):e54234. doi: 10.15252/embr.202154234. Epub 2022 Jun 23. PMID: 35735139; PMCID: PMC9346498.
HOnors, awards, and fellowships
2023 Gary Bassell receives NIH R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award (R21NS133933)
2023 Adam Kosti receives NIH F32 Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (F32MH135636)
2023 Ryan Purcell receives NIH K01 - Research Scientist Development Award (K01MH133970)
2023 Ryan Purcell, Gary Bassell, & Erica Duncan receives a Georgia CTSA i3 VA pilot grant (Round #136 SOM I3/Atlanta VA Research)
2023 Maxine Robinette & Nisha Raj receives a NICHD Diversity Supplement awarded to the Emory FXS Center
2023 Nisha Raj receives NIH R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award (R21MH133823)
2023 Nisha Raj and Gary Bassell receives a Georgia CTSA i3 Synergy Cores pilot grant (Round #127 SOM I3 Synergy Cores)
2023 Nisha Raj receives an Emory URC Grant
2023 Gary Bassell is selected to be a member on the NIH NCATS Special Emphasis Panel on Understudied Proteins in Rare Diseases
2022 Adam Kosti receives the FRAXA Research Foundation Fellowship
2022 Nisha Raj receives NARSAD BBRF Young Investigator Grant
2022 Ryan Purcell receives an Emory URC Grant
2022 Gary Bassell is selected to be a member on the NIH NIMH Silvio O. Conte Centers for Basic and Translational Research grant review panel
2021 Ryan Purcell receives NARSAD BBRF Young Investigator Grants
2021 Kamyra Edokpolor receives the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation (MDF) Research Fellowship
2020 Ryan Purcell receives NIH F32 Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award(F32MH124273)
2020 Luke Knudson receives NIH F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (F31NS117086)
2020 Gary Bassell (Emory University) & Wang Lab (University of Florida) receives MPI NIH R01 Research Project Grant (R01NS114253)
2020 Gary Bassell (Emory University) & Wang Lab (University of Florida) receives MPI NIH R01 Research Project Grant (R01NS112291)