Schaffer Lab News


Congratulations to Melissa Li, PhD on her August 11 defense and transition to post-doctoral training at the NIEHS in Durham, North Carolina, and to Arthur Sletten on completion of his qualifiying exam and receiving the David F. Silbert Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.

New Publications…

  • Tsushima K, Bugger H, Wende AR, Soto J, Jenson GA, Tor AR, Hu XX, Sloan CL, Spitzer KW, Sharp TL, Shoghi K, Khalimonshuk O, Amiott EA, Shaw JM, Schaffer JE, Abel ED. Mitochondrial reactive oxygen species in lipotoxic hearts induces post-translational modifications of AKAP121, DRP1, and OPA1 that promote mitochondrial fission. Circ Res 2017, in press
  • Li MW, Sletten A, Lee J, Pyles KD, Matkovich SJ, Ory DS, Schaffer JE. Nuclear export factor 3 regulates localization of small nucleolar RNAs. J Biol Chem 2017, Oct 11. pii: jbc.M117.818146. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M117.818146. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Mikhalkova D, Holman SR, Jiang H, Saghir M, Novak E, Coggan AR, O’Connor R, Bashir A, Jamal A, Ory DS, Schaffer JE, Eagon C, Peterson LR. Gastric bypass surgery-induced cardiac and lipidomic alterations in women with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Obesity 2017, in press
  • Jackson CE, Scruggs BS, Schaffer JE, Hanson PI. Inhibiting VPS4 impairs exosome and ectosome release supporting a general role for ESCRTs in extracellular vesicle biogenesis. Biophys J 2017, 113: 1342-1352. PMCID: PMC5607042