News

October 9, 2018   New paper from our lab on the “Critical Role for a Subset of Intestinal Macrophages in Shaping Gut Microbiota in Adult Zebrafish” is published in Cell Reports and available online today!  Check it out here.

October 9, 2018   Dr. Shiau gives a talk on “How macrophages can reveal complex multi-organ interactions” in the Biology Seminar Series at UNC-Chapel Hill.

August 31, 2018   Graduate student Alison Earley passes and becomes first PhD candidate in the Shiau Lab– congratulations!

June, 2018   Shiau Lab hanging out and looking forward to a summer of lab activities.

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May 2, 2018   Dr. Shiau gives a talk at the annual UNC Biology Department Symposium.

April 18, 2018   Dr. Shiau gives a talk at the annual DIBS Neuroimmunology and Glia Research Group Retreat.

April 12, 2018   Jessica Jimenez joins the Shiau Lab as a graduate student in the PhD BBSP program.  Welcome Jessica!

April 5, 2018  Congratulations to Linlin Yang for being awarded a UNC-SURF fellowship for research in the Shiau Lab this summer!

March 13, 2018  The Shiau Lab has published its first paper! This study generated the first zebrafish genetic mutants of foxq1 genes and their characterization, check it out here. Congrats to Alison and Cam, the first and second authors of the paper, respectively!

December 8, 2017  Dr. Shiau receives a 2018 RJ Reynolds Junior Faculty Development Award from the Provost Office at UNC.

December 2017  The Shiau Lab cheers to the end of the year and start of next!

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July 20, 2017  Dr. Shiau awarded a 5-year Outstanding Early-Stage Investigator NIH MIRA grant from NIGMS!  The MIRA mechanism provides flexibility for NIGMS-supported investigators to pursue innovative and important research directions.  The Shiau Lab will use this award to study the genetic and metabolic regulation of macrophage activation in vivo using zebrafish and other systems.  This has implications for the design of macrophage-targeted technologies for controlling inflammatory processes and addressing health challenges related to immune dysregulation.

July 14, 2017  The Shiau Lab celebrates research at the Top of the Hill.

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May 19, 2017  Graduate student Alison presents a talk on “Dynamic roles of macrophages in the nervous system” at the annual Pierre Morell Neuroscience Retreat at the Haw River State Summit.

 

April 12, 2017   Dr. Shiau presents a talk on “Decoding Macrophage Biology in Health and Disease” at the annual 2017 Triangle Zebrafish Group Meeting.  Shiau Lab is excited to connect with all the local zebrafish enthusiasts and potential collaborators!

April 7, 2017  Congratulations to Sagar Patel who received a Carolina Medical Student Research Fellowship to conduct research in the Shiau Lab this summer!  CMSRP is funded through NIDDK.

April 2017   Dr. Shiau and the lab are invited and attend the fourth annual retreat for Neuoimmunology and Glia Group at Duke (hosted by Dr. Cagla Eroglu).  Alison and Mary Kate present their work in the poster session!

January 2017    Dr. Shiau has been selected to speak at the inaugural Gordon Research Conference on Neuroimmune Communication in Health and Disease in Ventura, CA!  She is so thrilled and excited about this meeting.

December 2016   Article about Dr. Shiau and the lab research is published in the Fall 2016 edition “Designing the Cure” of the Carolina Scientific magazine. Check it out at : http://www.carolinascientific.org/

December 10, 2016   Holiday party for the lab!

October 18, 2016   First-ever lab barbeque to celebrate the lab beginnings and enjoy the beautiful fall season of Chapel Hill out in the back woods.

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August 19, 2016   Farewell dinner party for Yan at Luche Tigre as he prepares his return to Boston. Yan has been an integral undergraduate member of the Shiau Lab since its inception in the Fall of 2015.  He will be missed!

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August 15, 2016   Shiau Lab getting to know the UNC campus and take some fun group photo shots at landmarks of UNC-CH.

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August 12, 2016   Undergraduate student Maggie Cai joins the Shiau Lab!

July 2016  Shiau Lab kicks off with Alison, Yan, and Mary Kate setting up research for the first summer at UNC!

July 2016   Dr. Shiau starts her lab at UNC-Chapel Hill.  The move was successful with support from many dedicated lab members including her first graduate student Alison Earley, newly hired research assistant Mary Kate Christiansen, and technician Keri Sullivan taking care of the Boston side.