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07/09/23 - 07/14/23 — Gordon Research Conference on Spinal Cord Injury and Repair will be held at Tuscany, Italy on July 9-14, 2023. Several members of our lab will be attending and presenting at this meeting.

04/23/23 - 04/27/23  International Symposium for Neural Regeneration will be held at Stevenson, Washington on April 23-27, 2023. Several members of our lab will be attending and presenting at this meeting.

03/31/23 — San Diego Spinal Cord Injury Symposium will be held at UC San Diego Faculty Club on March 31, 2023, where Dr. Hugo Kim from our lab will present a talk.


10/16/23 — Our paper on came out in October 2023: Deep scRNA sequencing reveals a broadly applicable Regeneration Classifer and implicates antioxidant response in corticospinal axon regeneration. Congratulations to Dr. Hugo Kim, Dr. Junmi Saikia, Katlyn Marie Monte, Eunmi Ha, Dr. Daniel Romaus-Sanjurojo, Dr. Joshua Sanchez, Andrea Moore, Dr. Marc Hermaiz-Llorens, Carmine Chavez-Martinez, Chimuanya (Kween) Agba, Haoyue Li, Joseph Zhang, Daniel Lusk, Kayla Cervantes, and Dr. Binhai Zheng.

01/01/23 Review article came out in January 2023: Regulation of axonal regeneration after mammalian spinal cord injury. Zheng B, Tuszynski MH. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2023 Jan 5. doi: 10.1038/s41580-022-00562-y.

10/17/22 — Our paper on the age impact on axonal sprouting came out in October 2022 (Congrats to Cedric and all the co-authors): Targeting PTEN but not SOCS3 resists an age-dependent decline in promoting axon sprouting.Geoffroy CG, Meves JM, Kim HJM, Romaus-Sanjurjo D, Sutherland TC, Li JJ, Suen J, Sanchez JJ, Zheng B.iScience. 2022 Oct 17;25(11):105383. doi: 10.1016/j.isci.2022.105383. eCollection 2022 Nov 18.

09/20/22 — Our paper on protein translation machinery core component on axonal repair came out in September 2022 (Congrats to Dani and all co-authors):Overexpressing eukaryotic elongation factor 1 alpha (eEF1A) proteins to promote corticospinal axon repair after injury.Romaus-Sanjurjo D, Saikia JM, Kim HJ, Tsai KM, Le GQ, Zheng B.Cell Death Discov. 2022 Sep 20;8(1):390. doi: 10.1038/s41420-022-01186-z.

07/01/2023 — Camilo J. Londono, a Ph.D. student from the Neurosciences Graduate Program, joins our lab for his thesis work. 

03/30/23 — Dr. Marc Hernaiz Llorens was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship by the Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation.

01/01/20 — Former postdoc fellow Dr. Meifan (Amy) Chen starts her own lab at the University of Kentucky. Congratulations, Amy!!!

10/21/21 — Dr. Marc Hernaiz-Llorens joins from the University of Barcelona. 

07/01/21 — Kween (Chimuanya) Agba, a Ph.D. student from the Neurosciences Graduate Program, joins our lab for her thesis work. 

07/01/19 — Carmine Chavez-Martinez joins the lab as a Ph.D. student.

05/01/19Dr. Daniel Romaus-Sanjurjo joins from University of Santiago de Compostela.

01/15/19 — Dr. Joshua Sanchez joins from the Milligan lab at the University of New Mexico.

05/01/18 — Junmi Saikia joins the lab as an MD/Ph.D. student.

04/27/18 — Jess successfully defended her thesis focusing on neuron intrinsic and extrinsic control of axon sprouting after CNS injury. See pictures.

03/27/18 — Amy's paper on LZK (MAP3K13) in astrocyte reactivity is now published in Cell Reports. See the blog post from UC San Diego Health. This was a collaboration with Yishi Jin's lab at UC San Diego and Mark Goldberg's lab at UT Southwestern.

03/01/18 — Dr. Jae Mun Kim joins the lab after defending his Ph.D. dissertation at the Knowles lab at USC.

11/13/17 — Mini-Symposium "In vivo Imaging of CNS Injury and Disease" co-organized by Dr. Binhai Zheng (UCSD) and Dr. Katerina Akassoglou (UCSF) is well attended at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington, D.C. See summary article on the mini-symposium published in Journal of Neuroscience.

04/27/17 — Cedric will join Texas A&M as a a tenure-track assistant professor. Congrats, Cedric!!!

04/11/17 — The 2017 San Diego Spinal Cord Injury and Repair Symposium held at UCSD Faculty Club (sponsored by Paralyzed Veterans of America). See pictures.

10/19/16 — Jess' preview article on the synaptic stabilization hypothesis of CNS axon regeneration comes out in Neuron.

10/17/16 — The 2016 UCSD Neural Injury and Regeneration Symposium. See program and pictures.

09/07/16 — Amy heads for UT Southwestern Dallas.