Divyesh Kumar did research in the Tuteja Lab when he was a high school student, over the summer of 2016. He then joined Iowa State University as an undergraduate majoring in Chemical Engineering, and pursued research in the lab of Donald Sakaguchi. Divyesh was recently named a Goldwater scholar, which is the premier undergraduate scholarship in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering in the United States. Congratulations, Divyesh!
Bisphenol A and bisphenol S disruptions of the mouse placenta and potential effects on the placenta–brain axis
Our collaborative paper was published in PNAS today! In this study, a multiomics approach was used to investigate the effects of BPA and BPS exposure on the midgestational mouse placenta. We found that BPS, commonly used as a BPA replacement, could be equally harmful. Congratulations to all authors, and thanks to Cheryl Rosenfeld, who has expertise in understanding endocrine-disrupting chemicals, for including us in this exciting work!
Ashish Jain, a PhD student in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology,
has received a Research Excellence Award! This award recognizes
graduate students for outstanding research accomplishments.
Students receiving this award are thought to be academically superior,
and the program recognizes only the best students that are
nearing graduation. Congratulations, Ashish!
Geetu Tuteja was selected to join the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences. She is the first Iowa State researcher to receive this honor! www.news.iastate.edu/news/2019/06/14/tuteja-pew-scholar
Geetu Tuteja was selected to receive the College of Liberal Arts and Science Award for Early Achievement in Research!
Geetu Tuteja received the GDCB Award for Early Achievement in Teaching! Geetu was recognized for reimagining and revamping Biol/Gen 349 to offer students the state-of-the-art, hands-on experience necessary to understand the today's genome perspective in biology.
An article from the Tuteja Lab, “Comparative Analysis of the Transcriptome and Proteome during Mouse Placental Development” was published in the Journal of Proteome Research today! Majd Abdulghani, who was an MS student in Genetics and Genomics, is lead author on the paper. In this article, she analyzed the proteome, phosphoproteome, and transcriptome during mouse placental development. This work would not have been possible without the help of Justin Walley and his lab! Congrats, all!
The Tuteja lab welcomes two new graduate students - Ashwini Rangaraj (Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology program) and Ha Vu (Bioinformatics and Computational Biology program)!
Combined analysis of dissimilar promoter accessibility and gene expression profiles identifies tissue-specific genes and actively repressed networks.
An article from the Tuteja Lab, "Combined analysis of dissimilar promoter accessibility and gene expression profiles identifies tissue-specific genes and actively repressed networks", was published in Epigenetics & Chromatin today! Rebekah Starks, PhD student in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, is lead author on the paper. In this article, she demonstrates that while tissue-specific genes have high expression, they only have medium-low promoter accessibility according to Atac-seq. This is different from genes associated with house-keeping functions, which have high expression and high accessibility. She also identified a network of neuronal genes that may be actively repressed in the placenta. Congratulations, all!