NEWS

April, 2017: Liang and Lisheng’s paper on engineering botulinum neurotoxin was accepted at Nature Communications. Congratulations!

Feburary, 2017: Dr. Aina He joined our lab as a visiting scholar. Welcome!

January, 2017: Time magazine published a cover story on medical use of botulinum neurotoxins. Min and Ed were quoted. http://time.com/magazine/us/4623396/january-16th-2017-vol-189-no-3-u-s/

January, 2017: Sicai’s paper on identification and characterization of a new botulinum neurotoxin has been accepted at Nature Communications. Congratulations! 

September 2016: Liang and Jie identified Frizzled as a receptor for C. difficile toxin B through CRISPR-Cas9 mediated genome-wide screen. Their  paper is published on Nature as an article. Congratulations!

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature19799.html

https://hms.harvard.edu/news/protection-c-diff

http://vector.childrenshospital.org/2016/09/new-target-for-clostridium-difficile/

June, 2016: Min is selected as one of 10 researchers to receive the 2016 Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund! Congratulations! See news on HMS website: 

http://hms.harvard.edu/news/awards-recognition-june-2016

http://www.bwfund.org/newsroom/announcements/burroughs-wellcome-fund-invests-5m-grants-researchers-studying-mechanisms

June 2016: Congratulations to Dr. Sicai Zhang for his new paper accepted at Nature Structure & Molecular Biology! Also featured in  “News and Views” Nature Structure & Molecular Biology, 2016, 23:619-621.

Feb, 2016: Dr. Miyashita joined the lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Welcome!

Oct., 2015: We joined Boston Children’s Hospital and the lab is relocated to the Enders research building on Longwood Ave.

Oct., 2015: Congratulations to Dr. Xiaofen Zhang for getting the “100 talents” program position at Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences 

April, 2015: We are in Harvard News:

http://otd.harvard.edu/news-events/selectively-engineered-recombinant-botulinum-neurotoxins-could-lead-to-safe

April, 2015: Dr. Eason Shen and Sulyman Barkho joined the lab as postdoctoral fellows. Welcome!

Feb, 2015: Dr. Songhai Tian joined the lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Welcome!

Sept., 2014: Dr. Jie Zhang joined the lab as our lab manager. Welcome!

August, 2014: Dr. Sicai Zhang joined the lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Welcome!

July, 2014: Congratulations to Prof. Lisheng Peng for getting a distinguished faculty position in China:  Professor and “100 talent”, the third affiliated hospital , Sun Yat-Sen university, China. We are sad that Lisheng is leaving us, but very happy for his new independent position in China!

June. 2014: Dr. Christopher Boone joined the lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Welcome!

Feb. 2014: Congratulations to Dr. Lisheng Peng for his promotion to the junior faculty rank of Instructor at the Dept. of Microbiology and Immunobiology of Harvard Medical School.

Oct., 2013: Dr. Liang Tao joined the lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Welcome!

May 2013: Congratulations to Dr. Lisheng Peng, who received the Roger T. Kelleher Award for his recent paper on botulinum neurotoxin receptors.  This is his second win of this award for excellent research paper of the year.

April 2013: We received our first R01 award from NINDS!

March 2013: We are in Harvard News: “A New Wrinkle for Botox”:

http://hms.harvard.edu/news/new-wrinkle-botox-3-26-13

Feb. 2013: Our paper on cytotoxicity of botulinum neurotoxins was published on Nature Communications:

http://www.nature.com/ncomms/journal/v4/n2/full/ncomms2462.html

© Dong Lab updated July 2016