August 2019
• Our new, top-of-the-line GloMax Discover multimode microplate reader arrived. It’s capable of it all—UV/Vis absorbance, fluorescence, luminescence, FRET, BRET—and ready for collaborations.
• The lab is now part of the Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) PhD program.

July 2019
• The lab is awarded an R00 grant from the NIH to study aberrant translation initiation from atypical start codons!! We are really excited about where this work will take us.
• The lab joins the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program (BSGP).
• Mike’s recent paper in Genes and Development describing how non-AUG translation can be resistant to potent protein synthesis inhibitors is recommended by F1000.

June 2019
• Mike and family arrive to Columbus. Recruitment for the initial lab members begins. Exciting things to come.
• The lab joins the Ohio State Biochemistry Program (OSBP) and Mike is now a mentoring faculty for PhD students in the program.
• The lab is now an active member of the Center for RNA Biology.
• The Kearse lab officially opens…from afar…until Mike moves from Philly later this month.