December 16, 2016

Congratulations to a record number of undergraduate students who were awarded Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (URCA) grants to support their independent research in the Weimbs Lab. The awardees are Kristina Vucci, Meg Schimmel, Caroline Broderick, Allison Liu, Kian Rahbari, Chinmay Vaidya, Masaw Akbari, Daniel Inouye, Meghana Vijayraghavan, and Deborah Im.

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September 25, 2016

Congratulations to all authors on the publication of the paper titled "The SNARE Protein Syntaxin 3 Confers Specificity for Polarized Axonal Trafficking in Neurons" which was published in PLOS ONE. This paper resulted from a collaborative effort led by Dr. Carol Vandenberg and her group. 

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August 26, 2016

Congratulations to Nick Doerr and all co-authors! Our latest paper just came out in PLOS ONE. Below is a link to the paper.

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June 15, 2016

Dr. Weimbs has been awarded a Faculty Research Grant by the UCSB Academic Senate for the funding period 07/01/16-6/31/17. The title of the winning proposal was "Development of a tissue‐targeted therapeutic antibody for treatment of polycystic kidney disease." This research project is based on a patent-pending technology invented in the Weimbs lab that may enable the "repurposing" of existing antibody therapeutics for treatment of PKD.

June 09, 2016

Brandon E. Rose is the recipient of the Jeremy D. Friedman Memorial Award, which recognizes outstanding leadership, superior scholarship and contributions to undergraduate life on campus. Mr. Rose is a Cell & Developmental Biology major in MCDB and conducts biomedical research in the lab of MCDB professor Thomas Weimbs. 

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June 07, 2016

Congratulations to Sammi Kruger, undergraduate student in the Weimbs lab, who was awarded First Place in the category Science, Math & Engineering for her research poster presented at the 2016 Undergraduate Research Colloquium. Her poster was titled "Folate-Conjugated Rapamycin Improves Polycystic Kidney Disease in a PKD1 Inactivated Model."

March 02, 2016

Our latest paper titled "A mild reduction of food intake slows disease progression in an orthologous mouse model of polycystic kidney disease" was chosen for APSselect, a collection of the very best original research papers published by the American Physiological Society.

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February 17, 2016

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January 28, 2016

Members of the Thomas Weimbs Lab demonstrate that reducing food intake in mice diminishes the growth of their polycystic kidneys. Read more:

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The American Physiological Society Press Release


December 07, 2015

Congratulations to Jesse Benza, Sammatha Kruger, Ali Michelotti and Kian Rahbari for each being awarded Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) Research Grants to support their research projects in the Weimbs lab. Each award is in the amount of $750.