Gustavo Silva: 2023 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring!!

The Duke Graduate School has announced the recipients of its 2023 Dean’s Awards, which recognize outstanding efforts by graduate students, faculty, and departments/programs in mentoring, teaching, and creating inclusive spaces for graduate education. The recipients will be recognized at an in-person reception on March 30. The Duke University Graduate School created the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring to recognize… Read more →

Congratulations to Gustavo Silva for receiving the CZI Science Diversity and Leadership Award!

  Dr. Gustavo Silva received the prestigious “Science Diversity and Leadership Award” from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative! This award will bring $1.15M for 5 years in research funds and will allow his group to explore the functional ubiquitinome in health and diseases! “The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative partnered with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to launch the Science… Read more →

Austin Maduka awarded a NIH F30 fellowship!

Congratulations to our PhD student Austin Maduka for being awarded the prestigious NIH F30 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service fellowship. This 4-year fellowship supports promising doctoral candidates who will perform dissertation research and training for an M.D./Ph.D. degree in a scientific health-related field. His project is entitled “Defining Novel Roles of Ubiquitin Accumulation During the Mammalian Oxidative Stress Response”… Read more →

Dinachi Okonkwo named Faculty Scholar!!

Congratulations to our undergraduate student Dinachi Okonkwo for being named a 2022 Faculty Scholar! Faculty scholar is the highest award given by faculty to undergraduates at Duke. Only three to five students are awarded each year based on 1) impressively high overall grade point average, 2) evidence of independent work (e.g. independent studies, research, special projects, field study, creative writing,… Read more →

Always inquire!

We are always interested in recruiting talented postdocs and PhD students to the lab. Even in times when we do not have a position open, you never know about the possibilities of creating one. So if you would like to join our lab and is excited about our scientific questions, do inquire! Through and through, it has been quite a… Read more →

Year 2

So many great things happened in 2019 and it is not even the end of the year yet. First and foremost, Shannon Dougherty and Austin Maduka joined our lab and are our first PhD students! In addition to them, Blance Cizubu and Lana Gerstein are our new lab technicians. Welcome to the team! Second, our manuscript on the role of… Read more →

In the books

One more semester is coming to end with a lot of great reasons to celebrate! First, I would like to properly welcome the newest members of the lab. Dr. Nate Snyder is our new postdoc coming from Hopkins and Julia Marshall our undergraduate student joined the lab for the school semester.  Shannon Dougherty, a Biology graduate student will do her… Read more →

Summer is officially here!

Science, hard-work, iced coffee (and World Cup)!     This summer we are very pleased to host two incredible undergraduate students in our lab: Valeria Santa-Melendez (University of Puerto Rico) and Julia Marshall (Duke). Valeria come to us as part of the Duke Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) and Julia as part of the Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship (B-SURF).… Read more →

2018 off to a good start!

We would like to welcome our first postdoc Dr. Andrew Gorman to the team! Andrew will investigate global mechanisms of translation regulation mediated by ubiquitin in response to stress. Also, our NIEHS R00 award was funded, and will allow us to study the roles of K63 ubiquitin in neuronal cells. Exciting times as the lab keeps growing! Read more →

Meet the New Faculty of 2017

Hey, we have just been featured at DukeToday in the Introducing the New Faculty of 2017 series!  Click at the picture and you will find more information about me and about the research we are developing in our lab.    Also take the chance to learn more about all the amazing colleagues that are now part of Duke community.… Read more →