Galo Garcia (Reiter Lab) and Xiaoyu Shi show us how the ciliary gate is organized and how that goes wrong in disease.
QBI held a competition to give away 1.1 million dollars for bold ideas and basic research in cancer and psychiatry. Four grants and four fellowships were awarded to the best collaborative ideas that merged both basic and clinical research. Jeremy Reiter and David Raleigh proposed a bold idea in cancer: How fats cause cancer: Lipids in the primary cilium activate oncogenic Hedgehog signaling.
Walter is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and has received some of the most esteemed prizes in biomedical science including the Breakthrough Prize in Life Science, the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award and the Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine. Congratulations Peter on yet another one to add to the list!