On-demand Shoreline Biome webinar features lab’s gut microbiome research

Shoreline Biome recently featured our laboratory’s work in an on-demand webinar. We used Shoreline Biome’s StrainID kit combined with PacBio sequencing for long-read 16S rRNA sequencing. Our results were used by Shoreline Biome to develop an analysis pipeline featuring their proprietary SB Analyzer software, DADA2, and QIIME2. This simplifies the bioinformatics workflow for many research teams.

New AD publication in Behavioural Brain Research

Congratulations to Divine Nwafor, Allison Brichacek, and former master’s student, Maggie Dransfeld, on their recent publication:

Disruption of metabolic, sleep, and sensorimotor functional outcomes in a female transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. Behav Brain Res. 2020 Nov 1;398:112983. 


New Publication in Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases

Vascular Cellular Adhesion Molecule-1 (VCAM-1) and Memory Impairment in African-Americans after Small Vessel-Type Stroke

Nada El Husseini, Cheryl Bushnell, Candice M. Brown, Deborah Attix, Natalia S. Rost, Gregory P. Samsa, Carol A. Colton, Larry B. Goldstein

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2020.104646

This publication is part of an ongoing collaboration with Cheryl Bushnell, MD at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. It is a follow-up to a previous publication in Translational Stroke Research.

Research Opportunities

Graduate students and undergraduate students with an interest in our laboratory’s research are encouraged to contact Dr. Brown directly: cdbrown2 at hsc.wvu.edu. Interested undergraduate students should be prepared to spend 3-4 hour blocks of time in the laboratory to obtain an optimal research experience.