The Potts Lab
welcome news and events

Welcome to the Potts lab! We are researchers interested in understanding the biochemical and molecular mechanisms behind fundamental cellular processes that when deregulated result in cancer. We are currently investigating the function of the large (>50) MAGE protein family in several cellular signaling events and how these proteins contribution to tumorigenesis. We utilize a number of approaches to answer these questions, including biochemistry, cell biology, proteomics, and structural biology. Please explore our website to learn more about our published work, current projects, and lab members. Please contact us if you have further questions or are interested in joining our group.


September 2019
Graduate student Ben Wilander receives the "Student of the Year" award for his class!

July 2019
Graduate students Ben Wilander and Christina Daly join the lab, welcome!

July 2019
Former research technician Ramya Ravichandran publishes, "Regulation of MAGE-A3/6 by the CRL4-DCAF12 ubiquitin ligase and nutrient availability" in EMBO reports!

June 2019
Graduate student Rebecca Florke Gee gets married, congratulations!

April 2019
Graduate student Anna Lee receives the Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship, a travel scholarship for Keystone Biomolecular Condensates meeting!

April 2019
Graduate student Rebecca Florke passes her qualifying exam!

May 2019
Klementina Fon Tacer publishes "MAGE cancer-testis antigens protect the mammalian germline under environmental stress" in Science Advances!

July 2018
Klementina presents at the Gordon Conference on Mammalian Reproduction.

July 2018
Welcome new research technician Mariah Berner to the lab!

July 2018
Welcome new graduate student Rebecca Florke to the lab!

January 2018
Graduate student Jenny Weon publishes Molecular Cell paper!

July 2017
Welcome new postdoctoral fellow Xin Huang to the lab.

June 2017
Congratulations to graduate student Jenny Weon who defended her thesis!

April 2017
Graduate student Jenny Weon presents her work at the CSHL Ubiquitin meeting and wins BEST presentation!!

April 2017
Welcome new postdoctoral fellow Xu Yang to the lab.

April 2017
Congrats to former summer undergraduate student Emily Binshtok accepted into the MD/PhD program at UT Southwestern!

March 2017
Graduate student Anna Lee publishes comprehensive review of the MAGE gene family.

Jan 2016
Welcome new postdoctoral fellow Seung Wook Yang to the lab.

Dec 2015
Potts Lab moves to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.

Sept 2015
New publication from the lab in Molecular Cell!

August 2015
Congrats to Carlos Pineda for completing his PhD, Natalie Pounds, MD for starting her private practice as a pediatrician, and Marhiah Montoya for entry into graduate school. Good luck to everyone!

July 2015
Welcome new lab members, Ramya Ravichandran and Rebecca Collins, MD.

June 2015
Potts lab receives three new grants from the NIH NIGMS, Worldwide Cancer Research, and Foundation for Prader-Willi Research.

February 2015
New publication in Cell from the lab!

January 2015
Lab receives 1-yr funding from the Foundation for Prader-Willi Reseach.

December 2014
Lab receives 3-yr funding from the World Cancer Research organization.

November 2014
Biophysics graduate student Anna Lee joins the lab.

October 2014
Ryan accepts secondary appointment in Department of Biochemistry

October 2014
Lab member Klementina presents at CSHL Germ Cell Conference

May 2014
Lab member Carlos presents at Keystone Autophagy Conference

August 2014
New 3-year grant funded by CPRIT.

June 2014
Fellow, Natalie Pounds receives funding from the Children's Cancer Fund

February 2014
Welcome new clinical fellow Natalie Pounds, MD to the lab. Natalie joins us as part of the Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology clinical fellowship program.

September 2013
Lab awarded American Cancer Society / UTSW - New Investigator Award

February 2013
Our work characterizing MAGE-L2-TRIM27's function in endosomal trafficking by ubiquitination and activation of the WASH actin nucleating protein was published in Cell!

January 2013
Welcome new postdoctoral fellow Sajjan Koirola, PhD to the lab. Sajjan joins us after completing his PhD at the Univ. of Utah.

December 2012
Welcome new first-year graduate students Melissa Brulotte and MSTP student Jenny Weon to the lab.

August 2012
Please welcome new lab member Klementina Fon Tacer, D.V.M. Ph.D. to the lab.

June 2012
Welcome new lab manager Marhiah Montoya to the team.

May 2012
Please welcome new postdoctoral fellow Saumya Ramanathan, Ph.D. to the lab.

April 2012
Potts Lab awarded prestigious Department of Defense Grant for study of colon cancer.

January 2012
Welcome graduate student Carlos Pineda to the lab.

August 2011
Potts Lab Research Spotlighted in Nature Medicine – "A ballsy search for cancer targets"

June 2011
Welcome undergraduate SURF student Hyeran Choi (Mount St. Mary’s College) to the lab.

May 2011
Ryan awarded CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research Award for recruitment to UT Southwestern.

May 2011
Ryan joins the Department of Physiology at UT Southwestern as Assistant Professor.

January 2011
Doyle et al. Mol. Cell paper selected as a 2010 Breakthrough of the Year by Science Signaling.

January 2011
Ryan awarded an Endowed Scholar of Biomedical Research Award.

September 2010
Doyle et al. Molecular Cell paper selected as a "Must Read" by Faculty of 1000.

September 2010
Doyle et al. Molecular Cell paper is published with commentary.

July 2010
Doyle et al. manuscript "MAGE-RING protein complexes comprise a family of E3 ubiquitin ligases" is accepted for publication in Molecular Cell.

June 2010
Welcome former undergraduate SURF student Travis Miller back to the lab as a research technician.

June 2010
Welcome undergraduates Emily Hall (Trinity University) and Elizabeth Kleinschmidt (Notre Dame) to the lab.

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