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Research in NIAMS Labs

Updated May 26, 2015

Screenshot of the software results.

NIAMS IRP Researchers Develop Software for ChIP-Seq Data Analysis

A recently published article from researchers in the NIAMS Intramural Research Program describes a newly developed software tool for ChIP-Seq data analysis. The Peak Assignment and Profile Search Tool (PAPST) is a user-friendly platform that provides quick analysis of complex ChIP-Seq data and puts powerful bioinformatics in the hands of bench scientists.

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NIAMS Welcomes High School Students to the Lab

The Career Development and Outreach Branch (CDOB) welcomed 24 high school students to tour NIAMS labs as part of the annual "NIH Take Your Child to Work Day" event. Students were given a brief overview of the NIH and NIAMS before heading to the lab to learn about genomic editing. The hands-on demonstration consisted of DNA isolation and modification using automated robotics, and participants were given the opportunity to load samples and run agarose gels.

Photo of Daphney Clermont in the lab.

Former NIAMS Postbac Fellow Wins Student Research Fellowship Award

Congratulations to Daphney Clermont who has received a 2015 Carolyn L Kuckein Student Research Fellowship Award from Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Daphney, a recent postbaccalaureate research fellow in the Sartorelli lab from 2012-2014, researched the epigenetic factors contributing to muscle development and regeneration. Daphney is a current medical student at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Clinical Fellow Receives Scientist Development Award

Congratulations to Dr. Runsheng "Bridget" Wang who has received a Scientist Development Award from the Rheumatology Research Foundation. Dr. Wang is a Clinical Fellow and NIAMS Scholar in the NIH Rheumatology Training Program. Her research interest is spondyloarthritis with a focus on outcomes research and comparative effectiveness research. NIAMS is proud of Dr. Wang for this outstanding achievement.

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Students from Local University Tour NIAMS Labs

The Career Development and Outreach Branch (CDOB) recently hosted a tour of the NIAMS labs for students from Trinity Washington University. CDOB staff organized presentations, laboratory tours and demonstrations to teach the students about the research conducted under the NIAMS mission.