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Graduate student successfully defends Master's thesis. Congrats Jasmine!

Graduate student successfully defends Master's thesis. Congrats Jasmine!

March 13, 2024

Sonya was selected as a member of the Early Career Advisory Board for JCB!

Sonya was selected as a member of the Early Career Advisory Board for JCB!

December 19, 2023

Graduate student receives the Goeddel award. Congrats Analine!

Graduate student receives the Goeddel award. Congrats Analine!

September 22, 2023

Our review on proteotoxic stress is now published. Congrats Rachel and Jasmine!

Our review on proteotoxic stress is now published. Congrats Rachel and Jasmine!

September 19, 2023

Admin coordinator joins the lab. Welcome Anna!

Admin coordinator joins the lab. Welcome Anna!

September 4, 2023

Our postdoctoral fellow Rachel Kandel is recognized as UCSD's Trailblazing Innovator! Congrats!

Our postdoctoral fellow Rachel Kandel is recognized as UCSD's Trailblazing Innovator! Congrats!

September 1, 2023

Sonya receives the ASCB Women in Cell Biology Junior Investigator award!

Sonya receives the ASCB Women in Cell Biology Junior Investigator award!

August 15, 2023

Two postdoctoral fellows join the lab! Welcome Kristina and Taylor

Two postdoctoral fellows join the lab! Welcome Kristina and Taylor

August 1, 2023

Postdoctoral fellow is selected to receive the Australian American Association scholarship. Congrats Nicola!

Postdoctoral fellow is selected to receive the Australian American Association scholarship. Congrats Nicola!

July 14, 2023

Sonya is officially tenured!

Sonya is officially tenured!

July 1, 2023

Two student assistants join the lab. Welcome Jacqueline and Aranyani!

Two student assistants join the lab. Welcome Jacqueline and Aranyani!

July 1, 2023

Graduate student is selected as a Curci Foundation scholar! Congrats Devanshi!

Graduate student is selected as a Curci Foundation scholar! Congrats Devanshi!

June 5, 2023

Our fab undergrads were recognized as TRELS, Eureka, and STARS scholars. Congrats Rosa, Raghad, and Shreya!

Our fab undergrads were recognized as TRELS, Eureka, and STARS scholars. Congrats Rosa, Raghad, and Shreya!

June 1, 2023

Laboratory manager joins the lab! Welcome Loraina!

Laboratory manager joins the lab! Welcome Loraina!

June 1, 2023

Two PhD candidates joins the lab! Welcome Devanshi and Eric!

Two PhD candidates joins the lab! Welcome Devanshi and Eric!

May 15, 2023
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HHMI Names 31 Inaugural Freeman Hrabowski Scholars

HHMI Names 31 Inaugural Freeman Hrabowski Scholars

May 9, 2023
Dr. Sonya Neal standing in the laboratory.

Sonya Neal Named Inaugural HHMI Freeman Hrabowski Scholar

Sonya Neal Named Inaugural HHMI Freeman Hrabowski Scholar

May 9, 2023

Saroj advances to candidacy!

Saroj advances to candidacy!

May 1, 2023

Graduate student is selected to receive the prestigious Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program fellowship. Congrats Analine!

Graduate student is selected to receive the prestigious Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program fellowship. Congrats Analine!

March 1, 2023
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Keypoint Newsletter: Welcome to the Fellows Class of 2023

Keypoint Newsletter: Welcome to the Fellows Class of 2023

December 8, 2022

First Ph.D. in the lab!

First Ph.D. in the lab!

November 22, 2022

Rachel Kandel successfully defended her dissertation! Congrats Dr. Kandel!!

Congratulations Rachel and team!

Congratulations Rachel and team!

November 19, 2022

Our research paper on “Derlin Dfm1 Employs a Chaperone-like function for misfolded membrane substrates” was accepted in PLOS Biology!

Sonya Neal with two of her trainees in her lab at UC San Diego.

UC San Diego Faculty Receive New EDI Award from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

UC San Diego Faculty Receive New EDI Award from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

November 3, 2022

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: Science Diversity Leadership Awards

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: Science Diversity Leadership Awards

November 2, 2022

First Cohort Of Diversity Leadership Awards Named By Chan Zuckerberg Science Initiative

First Cohort Of Diversity Leadership Awards Named By Chan Zuckerberg Science Initiative

November 2, 2022

Congratulations Satarupa, Analine, and team!

Congratulations Satarupa, Analine, and team!

October 15, 2022

Our research paper on “An ERAD-independent role for rhomboid pseudoprotease Dfm1 in mediating sphingolipid homeostasis” was accepted in EMBO Journal!

Sonya receives the CZI Science Diversity Leadership award!

Sonya receives the CZI Science Diversity Leadership award!

October 1, 2022

Sonya receives the student-nominated Faculty Mentorship award!

Sonya receives the student-nominated Faculty Mentorship award!

September 17, 2022

Congrats Casey and Raghad!

Congrats Casey and Raghad!

August 12, 2022

Our undergraduate and transfer students nailed their talks at the Summer Undergraduate Research Conference!

Welcome Casey and Raghad!

Welcome Casey and Raghad!

August 12, 2022

Newly-minted transfer students, Raghad and Casey, officially joins the Neal lab for research during the academic year! Welcome!

Congratulations Satarupa, Analine, and team!

Congratulations Satarupa, Analine, and team!

July 31, 2022

Our preprint on “An ERAD-independent role for rhomboid pseudoprotease Dfm1 in mediating sphingolipid homeostasis” is now available on BioRxiv!

Welcome Casey and Raghad!

Welcome Casey and Raghad!

June 24, 2022

Neal lab welcomes transfer students Casey and Raghad for summer research, which is funded by NSF CAREER!

Lab assistant joins the lab.

Lab assistant joins the lab.

June 20, 2022

Welcome Rosa!

Sonya has been selected by the Vanderbilt Juneteenth Committee for the “Best Professor Award!”

Sonya has been selected by the Vanderbilt Juneteenth Committee for the “Best Professor Award!”

June 20, 2022

Congratulations Nicola and Satarupa!

Congratulations Nicola and Satarupa!

May 9, 2022

Our review on the role of rhomboid superfamily in ER protein quality control has been accepted for publication in Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology!

Paper published

Paper published

April 24, 2022

Our perspective’s piece has been published in “Voices” Molecular Cell!

Paper accepted

Paper accepted

February 3, 2022

Collaborative work with Carlin lab has been accepted into mSystems!

Congratulations Rachel!

Congratulations Rachel!

January 26, 2022

Our preprint on “Derlin Dfm1 Employs a Chaperone-like function for misfolded membrane substrates” is now available on BioRxiv!

Sonya launches new DEI graduate course on “Social Issues in Biology.”

Sonya launches new DEI graduate course on “Social Issues in Biology.”

January 5, 2022

Neal lab starts research module for Miramar Community College students.

Neal lab starts research module for Miramar Community College students.

November 30, 2021

Research technician joins the lab.

Research technician joins the lab.

October 1, 2021

Welcome Ikran!

Congratulations Ana and team!

Congratulations Ana and team!

September 17, 2021

Our first research paper on the mechanism of Dfm1-mediated retrotranslocation has been accepted to Cell Reports.

Two BioSci Student-Advisor Pairs Selected for 2021 HHMI Gilliam Fellowships

Two BioSci Student-Advisor Pairs Selected for 2021 HHMI Gilliam Fellowships

August 26, 2021

Sonya was selected as a Kavli scholar for National Academy of Sciences!

Sonya was selected as a Kavli scholar for National Academy of Sciences!

August 5, 2021

Congratulations Ana!

Congratulations Ana!

August 1, 2021

Research technician has left the lab to join PhD program in Stanford.

Congratulations Tiffany!

Congratulations Tiffany!

August 1, 2021

Undergraduate student as left the lab to join PhD program in Northwestern University.

Congratulations Analine!

Congratulations Analine!

July 5, 2021

Graduate student receives HHMI Gilliam Fellowship.

Biologist Sonya Neal Advances Social Issues Education and STEM Inclusivity

Biologist Sonya Neal Advances Social Issues Education and STEM Inclusivity

July 2, 2021

Congratulations Satarupa!

Congratulations Satarupa!

June 7, 2021

Our protocol on studying suppressive retrotranslocation pathways in yeast has been accepted to STAR Protocols!

Neal lab receives the NSF CAREER Award!

Neal lab receives the NSF CAREER Award!

March 16, 2021

New Publications

New Publications

February 10, 2021

Both collaborative work with the Hampton and Claypool lab has been accepted into MBoC and iScience!

Undergraduate student receives the BRAP scholarship.

Undergraduate student receives the BRAP scholarship.

February 2, 2021

Congratulations Jasmine!

UC San Diego crest with “Sonya E. Neal, PhD, University-Wide Faculty Reciepient” written beneath it on a blue background.

Sonya is a recipient of the UCSD campus-wide Inclusive Excellence Award!

Sonya is a recipient of the UCSD campus-wide Inclusive Excellence Award!

January 21, 2021

BioSci at 60: Mentorship, Then & Now

BioSci at 60: Mentorship, Then & Now

January 8, 2021

Congrats Rachel!

Congrats Rachel!

October 1, 2020

Graduate student receives the Ray Thomas Edwards Award.

Neal lab receives NIGMS equipment supplement award!

Neal lab receives NIGMS equipment supplement award!

September 5, 2020

Congrats BUMMP team!

Congrats BUMMP team!

September 1, 2020

The Biology Undergraduate Master’s Mentorship Program (BUMMP) has officially launched.

Congrats Analine!

Congrats Analine!

August 10, 2020

Graduate student has been selected to be a PiBs Trainee and receives the Marguerite Vogt Award.

Congrats to current lab manager Anahita!

Congrats to current lab manager Anahita!

August 1, 2020

Sonya’s PD work on HRD complex self-remodeling enables a novel route of membrane protein retrotranslocation has been accepted to iScience!

Congrats to current graduate student Rachel Kandel!

Congrats to current graduate student Rachel Kandel!

July 2, 2020

Our review on the role of rhomboid superfamily members in protein homeostasis has been accepted to BBA-Molecular Cell Research!

Neal lab receives the R35 MIRA Award!

Neal lab receives the R35 MIRA Award!

July 1, 2020

Biologist Sonya Neal Named 2020 Pew Scholar

Biologist Sonya Neal Named 2020 Pew Scholar

June 15, 2020

Neal lab receives the Pew Trust Award!

Neal lab receives the Pew Trust Award!

June 1, 2020

Congrats Neal lab!

Congrats Saroj!

Congrats Saroj!

May 5, 2020

Graduate student has been selected to be a PiBs Trainee.

Welcome Saroj and Analine!

Welcome Saroj and Analine!

March 1, 2020

Two graduate students from Division of Biological Sciences join the lab!

Welcome Jasmine!

Welcome Jasmine!

February 1, 2020

Undergraduate student, Jasmine joins the lab.

Welcome Carey!

Welcome Carey!

January 5, 2020

Undergraduate student, Carey joins the lab.

Welcome Satarupa!

Welcome Satarupa!

October 1, 2019

A postdoctoral fellow joins the lab.

UCSD summer research scholarships

UCSD summer research scholarships

May 1, 2019

A big congrats to our undergraduate students, Tiffany and Narin, for receiving UCSD summer research scholarships!

Congrats Rachel and Adam!

Congrats Rachel and Adam!

May 1, 2019

Graduate students are selected to be CMG Trainees.

Welcome Marco!

Welcome Marco!

April 1, 2019

A postdoctoral fellow joins the lab.

Welcome Adam and Rachel!

Welcome Adam and Rachel!

March 1, 2019

Two graduate students from Division of Biological Sciences join the lab!

Undergraduate student, Tiffany joins the lab.

Undergraduate student, Tiffany joins the lab.

January 7, 2019

Welcome Tiffany!

Lab manager, Anahita joins the lab.

Lab manager, Anahita joins the lab.

October 12, 2018

Welcome Anahita!

Neal lab door opens!

Neal lab door opens!

October 4, 2018

Undergraduate student, Narin joins the lab.

Undergraduate student, Narin joins the lab.

July 20, 2018

Welcome Narin!