Silver News

  • Watch an interview and seminar with Debby at Science Mission!  January, 2017
  • Research of lab postdoc Louis-Jan Pilaz is featured by Duke Regeneration Next! Congrats LJ! January, 2017
  • Our recent Current Biology is featured by the Simons Foundation focused on Autism research- spectrum News! January, 2017
  • Behind the scenes blog by LJ and Debby about our 2016 Current Biology paper on the Node! December, 2016
  • A preview article by Michael Kiebler and colleagues in Current Biology features our recent study! December, 2016
  • Our paper is out in Current Biology in which we discover Dynamic RNA transport and local translation of radial glial progenitors of the developing brain. Check out the movies of moving RNA! December, 2016
  • Our paper is online in RNA! Mouse models of Casc3 reveal developmental functions distinct from other components of the exon junction complex. October, 2016
  • Listen to Debby discuss recent PLOS Genetics study on Microcephaly on Radio! October, 2016
  • New R21 is funded with Horner Lab to study ZIKV and microcephaly! October, 2016
  • Goodbye party to Helen- We wish you the best in your postdoc in the Zylka lab!
  • Our new paper is out in PLOS Genetics! Haploinsufficiency for core exon junction complex components disrupts embryonic neurogenesis and causes p53-mediated microcephaly! September, 2016
  • Congratulations to John on his Award at the Departmental retreat for best Postdoc poster! September, 2016
  • Congratulations to LJ on his Award as a new Duke Regeneration Next Postdoctoral Fellow! August, 2016
  • Welcome Aaron Mitchell-Dick to the lab as a new graduate student! July, 2016
  • Congratulations to Ashley on her NRSA predoctoral Fellow Award! June, 2016
  • Welcome Caitlyn Mitchell to the lab as a new graduate student! May, 2016
  • Congratulations to Dr. Hanqian (Helen) Mao on successfully defending her PhD. Great job Helen! April, 2016
  • New paper from our lab published in Neuron! Prolonged mitosis of neural progenitors alters cell fate in the developing brain. January, 2016.
  • Congratulations to Ashley and LJ for best poster and John for outstanding talk at the MGM Departmental retreat! September, 2015 
  • Our lab’s discovery of evolutionary divergent functions for HARE5 enhancer in brain development is the subject of a feature story in Science! July, 2015
  • Debby receives a two-year Ruth K Broad Scholar in the Neurosciences award to study RNA binding proteins in corticogenesis! July, 2015
  • Congratulations to Ashley for her award for best talk at the UPGG student retreat! May, 2015
  • Our work on enhancers in evolution is featured in Current Biology news and views article! May, 2015
  • The Journal of Neuroscience publication describing requirement of Rbm8a in microcephaly! Our paper is featured on the cover and a preview in the same issue! May, 2015
  • Science Translational Medicine commentary on our Current Biology Paper! March, 2015
  • Listen to Debby discuss the Current Biology paper on NPR! February, 2015
  • Our Current Biology paper is featured in many news forums including National GeographicScienceThe Washington Post, NYTimes and the LA Times! February, 2015
  • Current Biology publication from our lab describing role of a human-accelerated enhancer in corticogenesis!  February, 2015
  • Congratulations to Dr. Lomax Boyd. Lomax is the first newly minted PhD from the Silver lab! November, 2014
  • Congratulations to Ashley, for passing her prelim exam! October, 2014 See pictures here.
  • LJ is awarded “most visually appealing poster” at the Neurobiology Annual retreat! October, 2014
  • LJ is awarded one of the top talk awards  at the MGM Annual retreat! September, 2014
  • Emily is awarded one of the top poster awards at the MGM Annual retreat! September, 2014
  • JoVE video protocol for imaging and analyzing neural progenitor mitosis in brain slices published! June, 2014
  • Genesis publication reporting generation of Magoh conditional mouse! April, 2014
  • Ashley receives an honorable mention from NSF! April, 2014
  • Emily passes her Prelim exam! October, 2013. See pictures here.
  • Welcome new Postdoc John McMahon to the lab! July, 2013
  • Helen is awarded a fellowship from the American Heart Asssociation to help support her graduate studies! June, 2013
  • Welcome new grad student Ashley Lennox to the lab! May, 2013
  • Lab is awarded first R01! May, 2013
  • Lomax is awarded best talk at the UPGG Student Retreat! May, 2013
  • Lab receives Brain Research Foundation Pilot Grant to study role of RNA regulation in neural stem cells! May, 2013
  • Helen is awarded a Broad Research Award to help support her graduate studies! April, 2013
  • Emily is awarded an NSF graduate fellowship! March, 2013
  • Helen passes her Prelim exam!November, 2012. See pictures here.
  • Louis-Jan gets award for best postdoc talk at the MGM Annual retreat! September, 2012
  • Debby receives Holland-Trice Scholars Award to study genetic mechanisms regulating microcephaly! August, 2012
  • Lab receives DIBs Pilot Grant renewal to study genetic changes regulating brain development and evolution, and Lomax’s thesis! June, 2012