posted 5.09.2018 ○ Article
Dr. Vojo Deretic, the AIM Center's director, was nominated "faculty member of the month" by F1000Prime. "F1000Prime identifies and recommends important articles in biology and medical research publications."

Snippet: "Vojo Deretic, the director of a new autophagy research center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is May's Faculty Member of the Month. In this Q&A, Vojo illustrates why he finds autophagy so spectacularly exciting and interesting area of biology, and the groundbreaking research taking place at a new research center."
updated 5.09.2018 ○ Event
AIM Center Annual Meeting and Symposium
We are thrilled to announce the AIM Center will hold its Annual Meeting and Symposium on May 21, 2018, in the Domenici Auditorium. The AIM Center mPIs - Drs. Michael Mandell, Xuexian Yang, Meilian Liu, and Mark McCormick - will present in the morning from 9:45am - 12:00pm in Domenici 3010.

In the afternoon, we will be joined by our External Advisory Board - Philipp Scherer, PhD from UT Southwestern, Randal Kaufman, PhD from the SBP Institute, Vishva Dixit, MD from Genentech, and finally, Salwa Sebti, Ph.D. of Beth Levine, MD's lab, UT Southwestern - for the day. Presentations from this esteemed group of researchers are scheduled from 1:30pm - 4:30pm, followed by a reception in the Domenici Auditorium lobby. This event is open and free to the public as well as available via livestream.
We hope to see you there!
Jingyue Jia - Abstract
posted 4.5.2018 ○ Cell Biology
Jingyue Jia -"Galectins Control mTOR in Response to Endomembrane Damage"
The AIM center's very own Jingyue Jia et al; publish exciting new research on the role of galectins in autophagy.
A brief snippet - "Gal8 inhibits mTOR activity through its Ragulator-Rag signaling machinery, whereas galectin-9 activates AMPK in response to lysosomal injury. Both systems converge upon downstream effectors including autophagy and defense against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Thus, a novel galectin-based signal-transduction system, termed here GALTOR, intersects with the known regulators of mTOR on the lysosome and controls them in response to lysosomal damage."


4.11.2018 ○ T&F

A review by Kroemer, Galluzzi and colleagues on immune control of cancer a part of a compendium of reviews on "autophagy and inflammation" see other articles in 2018

4.12.2018 ○ T&F

Autophagy, inflammation and cancer - covered by Debnath and Monkkonen for the special issue of "autophagy and inflammation"

3.27.2018 ○ Microscopy

Monique Copeland and Paul Tillberg Explain Expansion Microscopy...

3.27.2018 ○ Nature

The immune system protects the body by responding to invading organisms. But how is an attack on useful resident microbes prevented? A pathway has now been identified that allows immune cells to sense and respond to beneficial bacteria.

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