What’s New in the Greenberg Lab?





The lab is awarded funding from the Barth Syndrome Foundation for the 2018 grant cycle for a project entitled “Supplementation of critical metabolites improves TCA cycle function and viability of tafazzin-deficient cells”. Learn more about this project by clicking the image below!






Publication Alert: The Greenberg lab celebrates its first journal publication of 2019 entitled, “Cardiolipin-deficient cells depend on anaplerotic pathways to ameliorate defective TCA cycle function”.





Publication Alert: Review chapter entitled, “Regulation of Inositol Biosynthesis: Balancing Health and Pathophysiology” is accepted for publication in the Springer Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology! Congratulations to co-first authors Kendall Case, Michael Salsaa, and Dr. Wenxi Yu!





Greenberg Lab holiday lunch at Townhouse Detroit! 






Kendall Case passes his prospectus defense to advance to PhD candidacy status!





Publication Alert: “Genetic re-engineering of polyunsaturated phospholipid profile of Saccharomyces cerevisiae identifies a novel role for Cld1 in mitigating the effects of cardiolipin peroxidation” is accepted for publication in BBA Lipids. Check out the in-press version of this article here.





The lab welcomes research assistant Pablo Lazcano! Pablo comes to us from Chile with a background in neurobiology. Learn more about Pablo by checking out his profile here.





Dr. Greenberg is elected into the Wayne State University Academy of Scholars!






Dr. Yiran Li is officially awarded his diploma at the Wayne State spring commencement! Dr. Li and Dr. Greenberg are pictured below moments before the PhD hooding ceremony.






Dr. Wenjia Lou and Ph.D. candidate Jiajia Ji present posters detailing their research at the fifth annual Lipids@Wayne symposium. Special congratulations go to Dr. Lou whose work earned 3rd place in the poster competition!







The lab welcomes Dr. Susan A. Henry (Cornell University) during her visit to Wayne State! Dr. Henry was selected as a plenary speaker for the fifth annual Lipids@Wayne symposium.








Graduate student Michael Salsaa is awarded the Thomas C. Rumble Graduate Fellowship from Wayne State University for the 2018-2019 academic year. Congratulations Michael!





Publication Alert: Dr. Wenjia Lou, Dr. Yiran Li, and collaborator Dr. Christian Reynolds publish a paper in BBA Lipids entitled, “Loss of tafazzin results in decreased myoblast differentiation in C2C12 cells: A myoblast model of Barth syndrome and cardiolipin deficiency”. With this publication, we offer the first myoblast model of Barth syndrome to the research community!





Dr. Greenberg’s latest Barth syndrome research is featured on the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) news site EurekAlert!






The lab is awarded funding from the Barth Syndrome Foundation for a grant entitled “Cardiolipin activates pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH) - a potential new target for treatment of Barth syndrome”.






Graduate student Yiran Li gives his public PhD defense entitled “Cardiolipin deficiency imposes metabolic dysfunction that may contribute to Barth Syndrome pathology”. Congratualations Yiran!






Highlight article written by graduate students Michael Salsaa and Kendall Case entitled “Orchestrating phospholipid biosynthesis: Phosphatidic acid conducts and Opi1p performs” is recognized by the Journal of Biological Chemistry for reaching 496 views in just two months!



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