Welcome to the Rouhana laboratory at Wright State University.
We use planarian flatworms as a model system to study the regulation of gene expression during regeneration and development of the reproductive system.
We are particularly interested in post-transcriptional and RNA-based mechanisms for regulation of gene expression in stem cells.
- Our sequence draft of the Girardia dorotocephala transcriptome and its application for study of stem cell biology has been published in Developmental Biology. Congratulations Matt and Sydney!
- Our work on Cytoplasmic Polyadenylation Element Binding Proteins and planarian reproductive system development is available from Developmental Biology.
-Junichi Tasaki returns to Japan as a reproductive development scientist at Kao Corporation. He will remain a part of our laboratory as a Visiting Scientist. Good luck Junichi, Chihiro, Ayano and Chiori!
- Congratulations to Matt Almazan on graduating as the Department of Biological Sciences and College of Science and Mathematics "Top Scholar".
Good luck in your next challenge as an incoming student to the Boonshoft School of Medicine!
- Congratulations to Junichi Tasaki for receiving support from the Sumitomo Foundation.
- Congratulations to Sydney Lesko for receiving the Considine Award for Undergraduate Research.
- Congratulations to Jenna Christman for completing her Honors thesis and graduating!
-Jessica Steiner's work is published in PLoS Genetics!
-Jessica Steiner successfully defends her Masters Thesis. Jenna Christman her undergraduate Honors Thesis. Both graduate. Congratulations!
-Junichi Tasaki is awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science. (^-^)
-Junichi's book chapter on planarian husbandry, partial irradiation and stem cell motility is published on Methods in Molecular Biology (Springer).
-Congratulations to Steve Sayson on defending his M.S. thesis studies on the role of Exoribonuclease I on stem cell regulation. Steve is now a Genomics Research Assistant at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Laboratories.
-Lab alumnus Tasha Hester is awarded a Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship to support her Science Education Masters studies at Rutgers University Camden. Good luck, Tasha!
-Lab alumnus Ricardo Pineda starts his position as a Research Assistant at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH. Congratulations!
-Matt Almazan won the Best Poster Award recognition in the STREAMS research symposium! His tenure as a BIOSTAR scholar begins in Fall, 2015.
-Lab alumni Tasha Hester and Ricardo Pineda begin their new positions at Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Rutgers Camden and at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Congratulations and good luck!
-Junichi Tasaki and Labib Rouhana publish a review on epigenetics and regeneration in the journal Stem Cells International
-Jessica Steiner and Steve Sayson completed their MS preliminary examination. Way to go!
-Congratulations to Matt Almazan, Jess Steiner and Steve Sayson for presenting their posters during the Celebration of Research event at Wright State.