September 2015

New Cellular Microbiology Paper

The Heit lab, along with our collaborator, the Heinrichs lab, have published our first collaborative paper on the intracellular survival of the pathogen Staphylococcus aureus in macrophages. The pre-print is now available on Pubmed and from Cellular Microbiology. Flannagan RS1, Heit B*, Heinrichs DE*. Intracellular replication of Staphylococcus aureus in mature phagolysosomes in macrophages precedes host …

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More papers!

2015 has been a good year for the Heit lab, with five papers accepted for publication since January, with several other papers making their way through the review system. Our fifth paper of the year, a collaborative study with the Lee lab of St. Michaels Hospital in Toronto, has just been released in Cardiovascular Research. In this …

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Congratulations Masha!

On August 21st, 2015 Masha (Maria) Goiko successfully passed her MSC thesis exam. Masha has been a long-serving member of the Heit and deBruyn labs, and performed leading-edge research into super-resolution microscopy, protein diffusion and cellular force generation. Masha’s work has led to one submitted paper, and at least two additional papers are currently in-preparation. Masha …

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New paper published!

We, along with our collaborators in the Liu lab at the University of Saskatchewan, have published a new paper on neutrophil chemotaxis (migration) and the role of the actin-regulatory protein LSP1, on that migratory process. This paper has been published in the Journal of Immunology.