News and Announcements

  • Yang (Sarena) Xu accepted a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor offer from the University of Guelph! Congratulations! (April 2021)


  • Happy to know that former Postdoctoral fellows Yang (Sarena) Xu and Kristian Caldo are awarded the prestigious Carl Douglas Postdoctoral Prize (2021) from the Canadian Society of Plant Biologists and NSERC postdoctoral Fellowship, respectively. Congratulations. (March 2021)
  • Sarena’s ACBP-DGAT paper was selected as the featured article of the issue (May 2020).[link]

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  • Yingyu’s patatin-like phospholipase A paper was selected as the cover of the Dec 2019 issue by Plant Molecular Biology (Dec 2019) [link]

  • Sarena’s transferase interactome paper was selected as the featured article of the Oct 11, 2019 issue by JBC (Oct 2019)

The illustration of our article “Transferase interactome that may facilitate channeling of polyunsaturated fatty acid moieties from phosphatidylcholine to triacylglycerol” has been selected as the cover of the Oct 11, 2019 issue by the Journal of Biological Chemistry [link].


  • Kristian’s CCT1-SnRK1 paper in JBC was recommended in F1000Prime (Sept 2019).

Our article: Rabidness CTP:phosphocholine cytidylyltransferase 1 is phosphorylated and inhibited by sucrose nonfermenting 1-related protein kinase 1 (SnRK1)., The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2019 (DOI: 10.3410/f.736484326.793565055), has been recommended in F1000Prime as being of special significance in its field.

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  • Our lab is recognized as one of the outstanding examples of safe work spaces (Gold Stars) on campus in 2019.

Thank you everyone for keeping our work space safe. Safety first.

  • Our DGAT variant paper was selected as the featured article and research highlight of the issue (2017). [link]

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