We’re very proud to announce that James was recently awarded one of UBC’s 4-Year Doctoral Fellowship (4YF) to support his graduate research in the Teves lab. Congratulations!!
Welcome to the newest undergrads in the lab
UBC Biochemistry undergrads Iris Shen, Quintin Towert, and Sehee Shin start the fall term as student researchers in the Teves lab. Welcome!
Lab hike day!
For our 3rd year anniversary, the Teves lab enjoyed a beautiful hike to Eagle’s Bluffs on Friday July 9, 2021.
A tradition in the making …
On July 2, 2021, The Teves lab celebrated our 3rd birthday!
Our lab birthday present? A brand new, custom-built TIRF/HILO microscope with high power laser launch and photomanipulation module for single molecule imaging in live-cells. WooHOO!
Congratulations to Rachel Price for winning a BCRegMed Fellowship!
BCRegMed held a “Dragon’s Den” competition last month to support trainees in British Columbia working on projects related to Regenerative Medicine.
Graduate student Rachel Price was selected as one of six winners this year. Congratulations to Rachel!
Thank you to BCRegMed for this honor and support.
Our most recent work, led by James Kwan and Thomas Nguyen, is now out on BioRxiv
Ever wonder how Pol II transcription starts? So did many several decades ago. Works from Roeder, Hahn, Buratowski, Tjian (and so many more) have ironed out the mechanism of Pol II recruitment and initiation in eukaryotic cells. And these are literally in the textbooks.
At the center of it all is this one protein called TBP. An essential gene, TBP is conserved throughout Archaea and Eukarya. Without it, you don’t get transcription… Or do you???
Well, for reasons we won’t get to for now, we decided to revisit TBP, even though it seemed like it was all figured out a while ago. What we found blew our minds. Turns out, at least in mouse embryonic stem cells, Pol II doesn’t need TBP to transcribe genes!
mouse ES cells don’t even need TBP to induce transcription of silent genes! So what is going on? Read all about it here!
Congratulations to all members of the Teves lab, especially James and Thomas who spearheaded this project together.
A year after the pandemic started, the Teves lab is stronger together
Almost exactly one year ago, UBC closed all non-essential research and moved all classes online. It’s been a heck of a year, but we’re all lucky to be safe and healthy.
Celebrating James’ bday with social distancing
Happy Birthday to James!
These covid-times have been challenging, but we are grateful to be able to celebrate together, even if it means standing 6 feet apart. Thank you to Thomas for arranging for a pleasant surprise!
Lab Curling Day
Friday Jan 17, 2020, the lab took a field trip to Hillcrest Vancouver Curling Club where lab members learned basics of curling. Fun day! We hope to do it again.
Dr. Sheila Teves is selected as one of the 2020-2021 Wall Scholar
We are honored and grateful for this unique opportunity. Dr. Teves joins 8 other scholars as winners of this year’s competition. For more information on the Wall Scholar Program and the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, please see https://pwias.ubc.ca/announcements/2020-2021-wall-scholars