June 21, 2020 New paper from our lab on the “Drainage of inflammatory macromolecules from brain to periphery targets the liver for macrophage infiltration” is posted on the bioRxiv. Check it out here. Really exciting work that traces passage of molecules from brain to circulation triggering a robust and distinct hepatic response by means of coordinated infiltration by macrophages and neutrophils. In vivo imaging, genetics, and whole-body approach were combined to uncover these processes in zebrafish.
April 2020 Graduate student Alison Earley is officially Dr. Earley! Congratulations!!! First to earn a PhD from the Shiau lab, achieved a great many things, and on her way to finish surfing her biggest scientific wave yet!
January 2020 The Shiau crew enjoys good company and good food to toast to the new year and Christina on her next new adventure.
December 2019 Reached the 200 bar! The Shiau crew celebrates this achievement with tea time!
October 2019 Dr. Shiau gives an invited talk at the University of Idaho on “System-wide perspective on microglia and macrophages in neuroimmune communication.”
July 2019 Dr. Shiau gives a symposium talk at the XIV European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease.
January 2019 Dr. Shiau gives a talk at the Neuroimmune Gordon Research Conference!
November 20, 2018 Congrats to graduate student Jessica Jimenez for being awarded the 2019 Perry J. Gehring Award to attend the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) in Baltimore, MD!
November 13, 2018 Dr. Shiau gives an invited talk on “Genetic analysis of microglia and modulation of behavior in zebrafish” in the Neuroscience Department at the University of Virginia.
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.
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 2018 Welcome Christina Graves to the Shiau Lab as a new postdoc! We will be opening some new doors into the gut world.
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!
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.
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.
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!
August 15, 2016 Shiau Lab getting to know the UNC campus and take some fun group photo shots at landmarks of UNC-CH.
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.