Engin Earns Pilot Award from UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

Feyza Engin, an assistant professor of biomolecular chemistry and Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB) faculty member, was awarded a 2018 Pilot Award from the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR). This year ICTR granted 22 awards totaling $1.6 million for the 2018 Pilot Awards Program competition. These pilot projects focus on research likely to lead …

Joshua Coon Receives Award from Human Proteome Organization

IPiB faculty member Joshua Coon, a professor of chemistry and biomolecular chemistry, has received the Discovery in Proteomic Sciences Award from the Human Proteome Organization. Coon’s research group focuses on expanding the field of proteomics by developing new technologies and methods to address fundamental questions in biology. His lab is particularly focused on mass spectrometry-based technologies — used …

Blockages in Nerve-cell Protein ‘Factory’ Implicated in Neurodegenerative Disease

A molecular basis underlying the neurodegenerative condition hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) has been identified in a study by numerous Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB) faculty members, students, and collaborators. The research, published in Cell Reports, shows how a mutation in the TFG gene – one of several linked to HSP – impairs neurons from forming the structures …