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 has been awarded the Carolina Medical Student Research Fellowship to work on an exciting project 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!
February 2017 First year rotation students Connor Wander and Elliott Wyatt join the lab!
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.
October 2016 Undergraduate students Samed Delic and Carly Onnink join the lab!
September 2016 First year rotation student Christiann Hill joins the lab!
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.