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Our team features on MyVU! We are very grateful with all the support!

Nov. 6, 2020—Ren’s lab advances SARS-CoV-2 research and prioritizes safety during Research Ramp-up

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Congratulations Mei for his findings published in PNAS! A wonderful collaborative work on elucidating how SARS-CoV-2 hijacks Nup98 to antagonize interferon signaling!

Oct. 24, 2020—We previously revealed the mechanism of how vesicular stomatitis virus hijacks Nup98 to block host gene expression. Our most recent work published in PNAS shows that SARS-CoV-2 utilizes a similar strategy to target Nup98 in order to block interferon signaling.

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Andrew’s work features on VUMC Reporter!

Apr. 4, 2020—Cellular factor helps package flu genome

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Farewell lunch for Austin!

Jan. 17, 2020—Farewell lunch for Austin. We wish him all the best!

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Our review “Mechanisms of nuclear mRNA export: a structural perspective” is online now!

Sep. 12, 2019—It is published in the virtual issue “Membrane Traffic at Atomic Resolution” of Traffic, edited by Dr. Lauren Jackson. 

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Yi presented at the Nuclear Transport 2019 meeting in Scotland.

Aug. 27, 2019—Thanks to Eric Schirmer and Mark Field for organizing such a wonderful meeting!

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Our NIH MIRA grant is funded!

Aug. 16, 2019—Our MIRA grant entitled “Mechanisms and Regulation of Nuclear mRNA Export” is officially funded!

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Our work features on VBS discoveries

Jul. 15, 2019—This is why we can’t have nice things: How influenza impairs the host defense

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Ren lab’s first paper online in Nature Microbiology

Jul. 1, 2019—Our first research paper “Structural basis for influenza virus NS1 protein block of mRNA nuclear export” has just been published online in Nature Microbiology.

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Spring lab lunch

Apr. 5, 2019—

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Pate Hill joins the lab

Oct. 1, 2018—We are delighted to welcome Pate to our team as a Research Assistant!

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