Jon Akutagawa

June 11, 2020: Officially Dr. Cameron Soulette

Cameron completed his PhD! Cam was our first graduate student and has been an amazing member of the lab. He played a huge role in defining the inclusive lab culture and we will miss him greatly as he moves on to Gilead. Congrats Cameron!

June 1, 2020: Alexis passed her qualifying exam

Alexis gave a great talk on her proposed research centered on characterizing tumors using splicing signatures of immune cells today. Her thesis committee approved her proposal. Congrats Alexis!

March 26, 2020: Colette and Dennis join the lab

We have two new members! Colette Felton is joining our lab as a graduate student and will be working on using long read sequencing to detect gene fusions in cancer datasets. Dennis Mulligan is also a graduate student and will be focusing on developing our new splicing analysis tool, MESA.

February 15, 2020: Amit joins the lab

We are so happy to introduce our new postdoc, Amit Behera! He joins the Brooks Lab after completing his PhD at JNCASR with Dr. Tapas K. Kundu. He will be working on our U2AF1 and splicing-associated chromatin regulator projects.