March 2023: great posters from Besma, Rachel and Yahaira at the NJMS GSA symposium.

March 2023: Miriam performed her first neurosphere experiments – congrats Miriam!

March 2023: congrats to Rachel for her first-author Biochem. Soc. Trans. review!

January 2023: at the CESNE Winter School for Neurodegeneration – Padova is wonderful!

January 2023: thanks to Rachel and Yahaira for their excellent work and precise details incorporated into our Star Protocols paper.

December 2022: talk at the University of Pittsburgh PIND, much enjoyed my interactions, and new collaborations.

December 2022: great in-person Rutgers BHI Symposium!

December 2022: congrats to Yahaira for our new paper in Cell Death Disease!

October 2022: we received a Busch Biomedical Research Grant from Rutgers.

September 2022: we welcome Miriam Tawfiles, and undergraduate student at NYU, as a research volunteer in our lab. Miriam will learn cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology approaches related to the study of neurodegenerative diseases.

September 2022: we welcome Ro Bernardin, a Master´s of Research student, to the lab. Ro will study the role of a phospho-Rab binding protein for the cellular alterations associated with Parkinson´s disease due to LRRK2 mutations.

September 2022: we welcome Besma Brahmia, a Master´s of Research thesis student, to the lab. Besma will study the role of pathogenic LRRK2 in regulating ciliogenesis in the intact mouse brain.

August 2022: interesting talks and great vibes at the ISN-APSN meeting in Honolulu.

July 2022: Biol. Open paper is published. Congrats to Rachel and Yahaira!

June 2022: great posters by Yahaira and Rachel at the Biennial International LRRK2 meeting in Lille, France, and lots of exciting talks.

June 2022: Acta Neuropathol. paper is published.

May 2022: iScience paper is published. Congrats to Yahaira and Rachel!

March 2022: our paper in JPD is published.

January 2022: we welcome Ghata Nandi, a first-year PhD rotation student, to our lab. Ghata will study the link between LRRK2 and lipid alterations.

October 2021: talk at the Grand Challenges in Parkinson´s disease conference at the Van Andel Institute.

September 2021: we welcome Emily Cooper, a first-year PhD rotation student, to our lab. Emily will study the function of pathogenic LRRK2 in murine cell lines.

June 2021: we welcome Andrew Ordille, a Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship (FAER MSARF) student, to the lab. Andrew will study the ability of different anesthetics to activate the LRRK2 kinase.

April 2021: congrats to Yahaira and Rachel for our new Essays in Biochemistry review!

January 2021: we welcome Ayma Malik, a first-year PhD rotation student, to the lab. Ayma will determine the most robust cellular alterations associated with pathogenic LRRK2 by employing cells derived from LRRK2 knockin mice.

January 2021: revised Autophagy guidelines published.

January 2021: MJFF Grant received.

November 2020: we welcome Peter Cho, a Master´s of Research student, to the lab. Peter will determine cell types suitable for molecular and cellular studies of sporadic and familial Parkinson´s disease.

September 2020: we welcome Oleta Sandiford, a first-year PhD rotation student, to our lab. Oleta will investigate the consequences of lysosomal dysfunction in the context of Parkinson´s disease-associated mutations.

September 2020: we welcome Sara Law, a Master´s of Research student, to the lab. Sara will study the role of a Rab protein, a substrate for the kinase activity of LRRK2, in the context of distinct neurodegenerative diseases.

July 2020: we are excited about our new publication in Cells, entitled "Distinct roles for Rab10 and Rab29 in pathogenic LRRK2-mediated endolysosomal trafficking alterations".

June 2020: MJFF Grant received.

June 2020: new paper in Cell Death Discovery.

June 2020: we welcome Jannat Begum, a Northeast Regional Alliance (NERA) MedPrep Scholar, to the lab. Jannat will study the evolutionary conservation of a protein which serves as a substrate for the Parkinson´s disease-linked protein kinase LRRK2.

May 2020: we are grateful for our new publication in Front. Neuroscience, entitled "LRRK2-related Parkinson´s disease due to altered endolysosomal biology with variable Lewy body pathology: a hypothesis".

April 2020: whilst our thoughts are with everyone affected by the COVID-19 crisis in so many ways, we welcome Dr. Yahaira Naaldijk, Research Associate, and Rachel Fasiczka, PhD student, to our lab.