News March 2023 Henne lab grad student Kaitlynn Gov (left) receives an Honorable Mention for her NSF GRFP Fellowship! So proud! March 2023 Henne lab member Rupali Ugrankar's work on Drosophila lipid droplets is highlighted on the NIH Director's Blog! NIH Director's Blog article on Henne lab study Dec 2022 Henne lab having fun at our 2022 end-of-the-year outing! Dec 2022 Grad student Natalie Ortiz Speer presents her work at ASCB #CellBio2022! Dec 2022 Members of Henne lab attend ASCB #CellBio2022 Meeting in Washington DC! Rupali, Natalie, and Mike present talks. November 2022 UTSW Newsroom publishes article about grad student Sean Rogers work on liquid-crystalline LDs! See link: Crystalline cholesterol November 2022 Grad student Chetana Jadhav is awarded an Honorable Mention for her NSF Predoctoral Fellowship. Congrats Chetana! November 2022 Grad student Natalie Speers is awarded a MAC Travel Award from ASCB to attend the 2022 ASCB Meeting in DC! October 2022 Mike visits University of Helsinki in Finland for the Minerva Foundation meeting! July 2022 Henne lab attends the 2022 FASEB Lipid droplet meeting! Mike is elected the co-organizer of the 2024 and organizer of the 2026 FASEB LD Meeting! February 2022 Graduate student Kaitlynn Gov officially joins the Henne Lab! Welcome Kaitlynn! January 2022 Green Fellow Rhea joins the Henne Lab. Welcome! Mike also gives virtual seminar to the University of Nebraska Medical Center. December 2021 The Henne Lab virtually attends the ASCB/EMBO #cellbio2021 conference. Mike presents a talk on the lab's collaborative work on liquid-crystalline lipid droplets. November 2021 Post-doc Holly Merta gives a talk of her graduate work at the ASBMB LRD seminar series. Post-doc Holly Merta gives a talk of her graduate work October 2021 Mike presents virtual seminars at the Univ of British Columbia & UCSF. August 2021 Our work on liquid-crystalline lattice lipid droplets (LCL-LDs) is uploaded to BioRxiv. Our work on liquid-crystalline lattice lipid droplets (LCL-LDs) July 2021 See highlight article in ELife about our work on the spatial organization of mevalonate metabolism! See highlight article in ELife about our work June 2021 Technician Jade "graduates" lab to begin grad school at Cornell! Good luck! We officially welcome new technician Son Tran to the lab! June 2021 The Henne Lab participates in the 2021 Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation annual conference. We thank the APMRF for their generous support! Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation May 2021 UTSW Newsroom Center Times+ highlights our work using yeast to study how cholesterol metabolism is regulated in cells UTSW Newsroom Center Times+ highlights our work April 2021 Mike gives a virtual seminar at Wayne State. April 2021 Our work dissecting how yeast nucleus-vacuole junctions (NVJs) compartmentalize mevalonate metabolism is published in eLife! Congrats to first author Sean Rogers! Our work published in eLife! April 2021 We published a Commentary piece in Developmental Cell discussing principles of organelle homeostasis. Our Commentary piece in Developmental Cell March 2021 We receive word that Mike has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at UTSW! Congrats to the entire lab for this team effort and victory! March 2021 Mike gives virtual talk at University of Utah. February 2021 Mike gives a virtual talk at University of Michigan. February 2021 Our methods paper showing how to use 14C-acetate to examine lipid metabolic flux is published in JOVE. Our methods paper February 2021 Our Preview piece for Developmental Cell highlighting research from the Zoncu Lab about NPC1 loss and mTORC1 signaling is published. Our Preview piece for Developmental Cell January 2021 The UTSW Newsroom gives a highlight of N Ezgi Wood's and our new Cell Reports paper on cell fate! A highlight of our new Cell Reports paper December 2020 Mike co-chairs an ASCB #cellbio2020 virtual mini-symposium for the 2020 ASCB/EMBO meeting. December 2020 Sanchari and Hanaa both "graduate" the Henne Lab. Sanchari begins her post-doc at Wash U. Hanaa leaves to begin her own lab at Wayne State U. We will miss you both! December 2020 Sanchari's final graduate paper on Snx14 is published in PNAS! Congrats! Sanchari's final graduate paper published in PNAS! December 2020 Ezgi's paper on non-canonical determinants in cell fate is published in Cell Reports. It's also the cover of the Dec 1st issue! Congrats! Ezgi's paper published in Cell Reports. November 2020 Sanchari successfully defends her PhD dissertation! Congrats! September 2020 Mike gives a virtual seminar for the UTSW Dept of Physiology. Thanks to Jen Liou for hosting! September 2020 New lab members Emma and Anastasiia join the lab. Welcome! August 2020 Our new studies on the spatial compartmentalization of mevalonate metabolism and liquid-crystalline LDs are available on BioRxiv. Also our collaborative work with Ezgi Wood on the role of inter-organelle contacts in cell fate. Our new studies August 2020 Our collaborative work with Ezgi Wood on the role of inter-organelle contacts in cell fate. Our collaborative work with Ezgi Wood on the role of inter-organelle contacts in cell fate. July 2020 The Henne Lab attends the 2020 FASEB Lipid Droplet Conference. Mike gives a talk and Chairs a session, and Sean and Sanchari present posters! A great virtual success! The Henne Lab attends the 2020 FASEB Lipid Droplet Conference June 2020 Mike publishes an article for ASBMB Today on "Organizing Fat". Article for ASBMB Today on "Organizing Fat" June 2020 Sanchari speaks on her Snx14 work at the virtual ASBMB Lipid Research Seminar series. ASBMB Lipid Research Seminar June 2020 Sanchari's new study on Snx14 and its relationship to fatty acid desaturation is posted on BioRxiv. New study on Snx14 May 2020 Post-doc Hanaa Hariri accepts an Asst. Prof position at Wayne State University She will open her own lab in Jan 2021. Congrats Hanaa! Post-doc Hanaa Hariri accepts an Asst. Prof position at Wayne State University May 2020 Mike speaks at the (virtual) 2020 Ara Parseghian meeting on cholesterol metabolism. Mike speaks at the (virtual) 2020 Ara Parseghian meeting May 2020 Post-doc Hanaa Hariri accepts an Assistant Professor position at Wayne State University, where she will open her own lab in January 2021! Congrats! March-May 2020 UTSW undergoes partial closure during the COVID19 pandemic. The Henne Lab begins virtual meetings. January 2020 Sanchari wins the UTSW 2020 Leita Marsh Scholarship Award! Congrats! December 2019 The Henne Lab attends the 2019 ASCB/EMBO Meeting in Washington, D.C. Mike and Hanaa present talks, and Hanaa, Sanchari, Jade, Natalie, and Mike present posters! The 2019 ASCB/EMBO Meeting December 2019 Sanchari is awarded an American Heart Association (AHA) Predoctoral Fellowship! Congrats! American Heart Association (AHA) Predoctoral Fellowship! November 2019 Sanchari Datta from our lab wins the Norton B. Gilula Travel Award from JCB for her research accomplishments! Big congrats! Norton B. Gilula Travel Award December 2019 The Henne Lab ties for 3rd place in the ASCB "Green Fluorescent Protein Image and Video Contest"! Green Fluorescent Protein Image winning images! September 2019 Rupali's Dev Cell paper is highlighted as an "Editor's Choice" in Science Signaling. Congrats! Science Signaling September 2019 Rupali's paper characterizing distinct LD sub-populations in Drosophila adipocytes is publshed in Developmental Cell. Congrats! Rupali's paper published in Developmental Cell. July 2019 Hanaa Hariri speaks at the GRS Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids conference--wins "Best GRS talk" and gets to also speak in the GRC! Congrats! GRS Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids conference July 2019 Mike speaks at the GRC Molecular Membranes conference--awarded "Best Early Investigator Talk!" GRC Molecular Membranes conference July 2019 Blessy Paul joins our lab as a post-doc. Welcome Blessy! July 2019 Our Spotlight article for Lippincott-Schwarz lab publication on Spastin as a LD-peroxisome tether is published in JCB. Spastin as a LD-peroxisome tether is published in JCB July 2019 Mike travels to NY to speak at the Cornell Membranes Keck Retreat, and the University of Rochester. May 2019 Current Biology publishes a Dispatch highlighting our recent Hariri and Datta JCB papers. Thanks Dr. Maria Bohnert for the shout out! Dispatch highlighting our recent Hariri and Datta JCB papers. April 2019 Mike attends the annual Searle Scholars conference in Chicago. Annual Searle Scholars conference April 2019 Our review on ER, LD, and lysoeome tri-organelle crosstalk is published in Current Opinion in Cell Biology (Henne, COCB, 2019). Henne, COCB, 2019 April 2019 A double-feature cover issue with highlight article from James Olzmann! Highlight article from James Olzmann! April 2019 Sanchari's paper is out in JCB! Sanchari's paper in JCB! April 2019 Hanaa's papers is out in JCB! Hanaa's paper in JCB! December 2018 Henne Lab attends Annual ASCB meeting in San Diego! Mike and Rupali present talks, and Sean and Natalie present posters! November 2018 Henne Lab attends the UTSW Science Saturday event and runs the "Good Fat, Bad Fat" kiosk for the public! Fun! October 2018 Henne Lab carves their "lysosome" pumpkin for the Cell Bio Dept annual pumpkin carving contest! June 2018 Mike speaks at 2018 FASEB Lipid Droplets conference in Steamboat, CO June 2018 Post-Doc Hanaa Hariri is selected to speak at the 2018 FASEB Lipid Droplet Conference as a "Top Trainee". Congrats! June 2018 Mike speaks at 2018 Lysosomes & Endocytosis Gordon Research Conference 2018 Lysosomes & Endocytosis Gordon Research Conference April 2018 Our invited news-and-views article on stress-induced lipid droplet biogenesis is published in new journal CONTACT. Our news-and-views article on stress-induced lipid droplet biogenesis April 2018 Grad student Sean Rogers receives "Honorable Mention" for his NSF Fellowship. Congrats! March 2018 Our paper on SNX14 and its role in pediatric cerebellar ataxia is accepted for publication in Human Molecular Genetics! March 2018 Our MBoC highlights article of the ASCB Mini-symposium on Organelles in Metabolism & Stress responses is published in MBoC! Our MBoC highlights article February 2018 Congrats to Assistant Instructor Rupali Ugrankar for the acceptance of her paper in Communications Biology! February 2018 Mike travels to UC Berkeley to speak on inter-organelle contacts and lipid droplet metabolism. January 2018 Congrats to post-doc Hanaa Hariri for being a Finalist in the National 2018 iBIOLOGY Young Scientist Seminar Contest! December 2017 We attend the 2017 ASCB Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. Hanaa presents a talk, Sanchari presents a poster, and Mike co-chairs the mini-symposium "Organelles in Metabolism & Stress Response"! December 2017 The Henne Lab chillin' at The Gaylord for our end-of-the-year lab outing! October 2017 Our paper "Lipid Droplet Biogenesis is Spatially Coordinated at Yeast ER-Vacuole Contact Sites..." is published at EMBO Reports! Congrats! Our paper "Lipid Droplet Biogenesis is Spatially Coordinated at Yeast ER-Vacuole Contact Sites..." October 2017 Post-doc Hanaa Hariri gives talks on her work at the Biophysics Retreat & Cell Bio Retreat. She wins "Best Oral Presentation" at the Cell Bio Retreat and a $1,000 Travel Scholarship. Congrats! October 2017 Mike presents work on lipid droplet dynamics and lifespan at the UT Dallas Biochemical Society BioResearch Conference. September 2017 Graduate student Natalie Ortiz joins the lab. Welcome to the team! August 2017 The Henne Lab goes to the Dallas Perot Museum for our annual field trip! June 2017 Graduate student Sean Rogers joins lab and wins placement on Molecular Biophysics T32 grant! Congrats! June 2017 Annual American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) meeting in Santa Barbara! Mike presents work on inter-organelle cross-talk and aging. May 2017 Mike travels to Heidelberg Germany and gives talk on yeast ER-lysosome contact sites and lipid droplets at EMBL/EMBO Meeting! Talk on yeast ER-lysosome contact sites and lipid droplets at EMBL/EMBO Meeting April 2017 Mike presents research at Annual Searle Scholars Meeting in Chicago, IL! March 2017 Book chapter "Discovery and Roles of ER-endolysosomal Contact Sites in Disease" is published in Organelle Contact Sites: From Molecular Mechanism to Disease (Springer Publishers) August 2016 Mike interviewed as an AFAR rep about recent work in UK linking obesity and brain aging (read WebMD article here, AFAR highlight) AFAR highlight July 2016 First annual Henne Lab Retreat to the Dallas Zoo! Our picture by the cheetah! June 2016 Mike receives a Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) from the NIH NIGMS Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) June 2016 Mike presents at the 2016 Lysosomes Gordon Research Conference & speaks at Cornell University 2016 Lysosomes Gordon Research Conference May 2016 Our invited review "Organelle remodeling at membrane contact sites" is published in The Journal of Structural Biology. Our invited review "Organelle remodeling at membrane contact sites" May 2016 Read about our aging research at our recent interview with AFAR! (see grantee spotlight interview) See grantee spotlight interview April 2016 Mike is named a 2016 Searle Scholar! February 2016 Sanchari joins the lab as a graduate student! Congrats! January 2016 Our review on membrane contact sites (Hariri, et al., 2016) is accepted in the Journal of Communication and Integrative Biology! Our review on membrane contact sites (Hariri, et al., 2016) January 2016 Our fly geneticist Rupali joins the lab! December 2015 Mike and Hanaa attend the Annual ASCB meeting in San Diego, CA, and present their work November 2015 Our lab technician Ryan joins the lab! October 2015 Hanaa wins the UTSW Postdoctoral research contest for best poster! She wins travel funds to attend the ASCB meet in Dec. October 2015 Mike travels to the UK to give talks at UCL and the Biochemical Society "Organelle Cross-talk" Meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland August 2015 Our paper in JCB (Henne, et al. 2015) gets the cover of the Aug 18th issue! See the article highlight here. August 2015 Our paper in JCB (Henne, et al. 2015) gets the cover of the Aug 18th issue! See the F1000 highlight. August 2015 Our review in Current Opinion in Cell Biology (Henne & Liou, et al. 2015) is published! Our review in Current Opinion in Cell Biology July 2015 Lab receives grant from the American Federation of Aging Research (AFAR)! March 2015 We receive our first exterior grant! Thanks to the Welch Foundation! Jan-Feb 2015 Welcome new lab members Lydia Liu and Hanaa Hariri! October 2014 Mike is interviewed by Cell Press about his experiences with the faculty job market See article in Cell Press September 2014 Henne Lab officially opens!