News

10/16/2023
New rotation students Min Jung Kwon and Promit Sinha Roy join the lab. Welcome!!

08/23/2023
New rotation student Tessa Bierbaum joins the lab. Welcome!!

04/27/2023
Anurag won Poster Award at Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences Symposium. Congratulations!


03/20/2023
Anh Pham officially joins the lab. Welcome!

03/17/2023
Congratulations on our undergraduate students who are getting 2023 summer internships!!!
Wren Murzyn won GDCB Summer Undergraduate Research Internship
Catherine Steele won LAS Dean's High Impact Award for Undergraduate Research
Elizabeth Larkin won LAS Dean's High Impact Award for Undergraduate Research

03/01/2023
Our undergraduate student Elizabeth Quam won ISU First-Year Honors Mentor Program Grant. Congratulations!

03/01/2023
Ankur presents his peroxisome aging work at the 64th Drosophila Research Conference in Chicago!

02/20/2023
New rotation student Rose Perksen joins the lab. Welcome!!

01/30/2023
Dr. Bai received Dean's Emerging Faculty Leaders award from LAS College!!

01/23/2023
Several new undergraduate researchers join the lab. They are Wren Murzyn, Catherine Steele, Elizabeth Larkin, Elliana Fahey, Zenessa Anderson. Welcome!!

01/21/2023
Jinoh and Jacinta presented their peroxisome work at 28th Annual Midwest Stress Response and Molecular Chaperone Conference in Northwestern University.

01/11/2023
The BAI lab presented at the GDCB Research Day in beautiful Reiman Gardens!

12/02/2022
Ting's FASN autoacetylation story is finally published in PNAS. Congratulations!!
News report: Discovery of metabolic switch could lead to targeted treatment of obesity, cancer
ISU daily : Discovery of metabolic switch in flies could have wider impacts

11/14/2022
Ting successfully defended her thesis today. Congratulations!!

10/21/2022-10/23/2022
Peiduo and Ankur presented their mitochondrial dynamics work at 2022 Midwest Drosophila Conference.

09/30/2022
We have two new undergraduate students, Harper Clark and Cara McCutchin, joined the lab in Fall 2022 semester. Welcome!! Cara is also an excellent peer-mentor assisting our BIOL114X "the Sky is the limit" course.
We will have another undergraduate student from biochemistry major, Elizabeth Quam, joining in Spring 2023. The lab is growing...

09/22/2022
Dr. Bai was invited to give a talk at the Seminar Series of the Center on the Biology of Aging at Brown University.

08/23/2022
New rotation students, Anh Pham and Shafayet Siddiqui, join the lab. Welcome!

07/15/2022
New study on mTORC2, HFD and mitochondrial fission from the lab published in Frontier in Cell and Development Biology. Congratulations to Peiduo and Kai!!

04/29/2022
Ting received this year’s Research Excellence Award (REX) from Graduate College. Congratulations!!

04/07/2022
Dr. Bai is officially promoted to Associate Professor with tenure!! Really grateful to work with so many talented and hard-working students and postdocs. The success of the Bai lab is all dependent on the great work and significant contributions from both the past and current lab members. Thank you!!

04/05/2022
Maggie successfully defended her master thesis today. Congratulations!!

03/21/2022
New graduate student Anurag Das joins lab. Welcome!

03/15/2022-03/17/2022
Dr. Bai and Jacinta presented short talks at 2022 PerICo (Peroxisome Interactions and Communication) conference. This is the first we had opportunities to interact with the peroxisome community and the leaders in the field.

01/24/2022
Jacinta received ISU Brown Graduate Fellowship Award. She is one of twelve students from across the university receiving the award this year. Congratulations!!

01/24/2022
Undergraduate student Grace Gaber joins the lab. Welcome!

01/19/2022
New review paper on peroxisomal stress response by our postdoc Jinoh is online today! This is our first peroxisome review article. Congratulations!!

11/04/2021
Mark’s Loxl2 aging paper published in G3 Genes|Genomes|Genetics. Congratulations!!

11/01/2021
Mark successfully defended his thesis today. Congratulations, Dr. B!!

10/25/2021
Ting and Dr. Bai presented at 2021 CSHL Metabolic signaling meeting (virtual).

10/23/2021
Maggie presented her glial peroxisome work at 2021 Midwest Drosophila Conference (virtual).

10/21/2021
New rotation student, Ludvin Mejia, joins the lab. Welcome!

10/18/2021
Ping passed her Prelim Exam today. Congratulations!!

10/11/2021
Ting passed her Prelim Exam today. Congratulations!!

10/11/2021
Maggie is selected for a Platform Talk at the upcoming 2021 Midwest Drosophila Conference. Congratulations!!

10/11/2021
New rotation student, Anurag Das, joins the lab. Welcome!

09/27/2021
Undergraduate student Marie Bolton joins the lab. Welcome!

08/23/2021
Three rotation students (Sau-Qwan, Amanda, Fazhir) join the lab. Welcome!

07/22/2021
Mark and Ankur presented at 2021 AGE annual meeting, Madison, WI.

07/13/2021
Thank the Office of the Vice President for Research for highlighting our recent NSF CAREER award, "Five Iowa State Researchers Receive NSF CAREER Awards".

07/06/2021
Ankur won American Aging Association Travel Award and Prize for his coming travel and presentation at AGE annual meeting. Congratulations!!

06/29/2021
Ting spoke at The 5th International Insect Hormone Virtual Workshop 2021.

05/21/2021
Jacinta Correia officially joins the lab. Welcome!

05/17/2021
New undergraduate research assistant, Emma Shepard, joins the lab. Welcome!

05/10/2021
Mark received 2021 Spring Teaching Excellence Award. Congratulations!!

05/04/2021
Dr. Bai received 2021 LAS College Award for Early Achievement in Research!!

05/01/2021
Ankur Kumar officially joins the lab. Welcome!

04/21/2021
We organized a mini symposium on "Peroxisome, Metabolism, and Homeostasis". Thank you for the great help from @AgingSciTalks, as well as four excellent speakers Irfan Lodhi, Andrew Simmonds, Margret Bülow, and Francesca Di Cara.

03/15/2021
Mark’s non-coding RNA and spermatogenesis story has been published in G3 Genes|Genomes|Genetics. Congratulations!!

3/10/2021
New rotation student, Ankur Kumar, joins the lab. Welcome!

2/25/2021
New rotation student, Jacinta Correia, joins the lab. Welcome!

2/9/2021
Pham's abstract was selected for a platform (oral) presentation at the 62nd Annual Drosophila Research Conference. Congratulations!!

2/2/2021
Good news!! Our NSF CAREER award is funded!! This newly funded award will allow to investigate how eukaryotic cells sense and respond to malfunctioned peroxisomes. We hope our research will lead to the discover of novel "peroxisomal stress response" pathways.

2/1/2021
New rotation student, Thomas Burns, joins the lab. Welcome!

1/27/2021
New publication from former graduate student Allison Birnbaum! The study uncovered an important role of FOXO in aging neuromuscular junction (NMJ) in Drosophila. Congratulations!!

1/11/2021
James Yegerlehne joins the lab as a undergraduate research assistant. Welcome Jim!

1/11/2021
Pham Vo joins us again as a research technician. Welcome back!

11/10/2020
Kerui Huang successfully defended her thesis today (virtually). Congratulations!!

10/26/2020
Kai Chang successfully defended her thesis today (virtually). Congratulations!!

10/24/2020
Dr. Bai presented our peroxisome work at 2020 Midwest Drosophila Conference (Virtual).

10/22/2020
New review article on liver-heart communication published today!

10/16/2020
Dr. Bai presented our newest CRISPR screening work at GDCB department seminar (Virtual).

9/23/2020
Dr. Bai presented at 2020 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Conference- Mechanisms of Aging (Virtual).

08/25/2020
Vishesh Bhatia joins the lab as a rotation student. Welcome!

08/17/2020
Maggie Sodders joins the lab as a Master graduate student. Welcome!

08/14/2020
Graduate student Ting Miao received the 2020 Kalman/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging. Congratulations!!!

08/03/2020
Our undergraduate trainee Dongyeol received a Dean’s High Impact Award for Undergraduate Research. Congratulations!!

6/26/2020
Allison's last day working with us. She will start her postdoc at University of Alabama Birmingham in July. We wish her best of luck with her new position and a successful career!!

6/10/2020
The news release on our peroxisome paper is also online now at ISU News!! Thanks to Fred Love at ISU News Service for the nice article.

6/10/2020
Our peroxisome aging and liver-heart communication paper is finally online today at Nature Communications!! Thanks for the excellent work from my graduate student Kerui Huang, and our wonderful collaborators Francesca Di Cara and Andrew Simmonds.

5/13/2020
Dr. Bai presented our peroxisome aging work at Aging Science Talks (Virtual). It was a fun experience and lots of audience from all over the world.

04/16/2020
Kerui received 2020 Spring Research Assistantship Award (REX) today. Congratulations!!

04/16/2020
The first PhD student from the lab, Allison Birnbaum, successfully defended her thesis today (remotely/virtually). Congratulations!!

04/14/2020
Our peroxisome aging and liver-heart communication paper finally gets accepted by Nature Communications today!! It was a great honor and pleasure to working with Di cara Lab and Simmonds Lab.

04/14/2020
We have a preprint posted in bioRxiv about the role of FOXO in the regulation of NMJ morphology and late endosome during fly aging.

02/09/2020-02/14/2020
Dr. Bai attended and presented at 2020 Keystone Symposium on Aging at Vancouver, Canada.

01/18/2020
Congratulations to our undergraduate student Rachel Mehmert, who was recently selected to present her research at 2020 National Council on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at Montana State University. Her abstract was chosen from more than 4,000 submissions!!

01/16/2020
Undergraduate student Dongyeol Lee joins the lab. Welcome!

01/11/2020
Thanks Ames Tribune for highlighting our cardiac aging work!! Katie Mauch at Ames Tribune wrote a great article for us. Thank you Katie.

01/07/2020
Nice news release on our Autophagy paper is online now at ISU News!! Thanks to Fred Love at ISU News Service for the nice article.

12/30/2019
Our Autophagy paper is online Now!! Congratulations to Kai and Ping!! Also thanks for the great help from our collaborators: Ioannis P. Nezis, Rolf Bodmer, and Karen Ocorr. In this study, we identified activin-mediated inhibition of mTORC2 as a novel mechanism for age-dependent decline of autophagy and cardiac health in Drosophila.

12/03/2019
Kerui received a one-year AHA predoctoral fellowship. Congratulations!!

11/21/2019
Rotation student Mahsa Askary Hemmat joins the lab. Welcome!

11/15/2019
Mark passed his preliminary exam today. Congratulations!

11/04-11/05/2019
The lab attended the fist Midwest Aging Consortium (MAC) Symposium at McNamara Alumni Center of the University of Minnesota. Dr. Bai talked about our peroxisome and cardiac aging work. Kai won the poster prize again. Congrats!!

11/02-11/03/2019
 The Bai Lab and McNeill lab had a road trip together to 2019 Midwest Drosophila Conference. All students did great jobs in presenting their work. Ting was selected to give an oral presentation. Kai's poster presentation won second prize.

10/21/2019
Rotation student Sean McLaughlin joins the lab. Welcome!

10/12/2019
Dr. Bai presented at the first GDCB Research Day.

10/03/2019
Dr. Bai was invited to speak at the department seminar of the Department of Physiology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

09/19/2019
Dr. Bai was invited to speak at the seminar series of the Department of Physiology at Wayne State University, School of Medicine.

09/17/2019
Undergraduate student Jamie Cook joins the lab. Welcome!

09/01/2019
Two rotation students, Peiduo Liu and McKenzie Wishman, join the lab. Welcome!

08/31/2019
Undergraduate student Guillermo Requejo joins the lab. Welcome!

08/12/2019
Olympus FV3000 is installing this week....!!!

08/09/2019
Qiuhan is leaving the lab to join the BCB graduate program at ISU. We are grateful for her contributions to the lab. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors.

07/14-07/19/2019
Dr. Bai attended and presented at 2019 Biology of Aging Conference at Newry, ME.

06/30-07/06/2019
Dr. Bai and Ping attended and presented at 2019 Insect Hormones Workshop at Kolymbari, Crete.

06/03/2019
Our recent work demonstrates that peroxisome dysfunction is a novel cause of aging (not just the consequence of aging). We also show that defective peroxisomal import in aged liver signals to the heart via the pro-inflammatory cytokine Upd3/IL-6 to accelerate cardiac aging. See our preprint for more details. https://doi.org/10.1101/659128.

05/02/2019
Dr. Bai participated the 1st Midwest Aging Consortium meeting.

05/01/2019
Dr. Bai received 2019 GDCB Early Achievement in Research Award.

04/23/2019
Allison passed her preliminary exam. Congratulations!

04/17/2019
Rachel Mehmert presented her autophagy work at 2019 ISU Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expressions.

04/06/2019
Kerui and Ting represented the lab t speak at 2nd ISU Symposium for Cellular Organelles.

03/31/2019
Our undergraduate Rachel Mehmert received 2019 Dean's High Impact Award for Undergraduate Research. Congratulations!!

03/27-03/31/2019
Kerui and Ting attended and presented at the  60th Annual Drosophila Research Conference at Dallas, TX. Kerui was selected to give an oral presentation.

03/21/2019
Allison’s paper on FOXO ChIP-Seq has been recently accepted by Frontiers in Genetics, Genetics of Aging. Congratulations!!
And thanks for the help of our collaborators: Xiaofen Wu, Nan Liu, and Marc Tatar.

03/12/2019
Our review article on organelle aging is now accepted by Journal of Genetics and Genomics. This is our first attempt to summarize what we know about the structural and functional changes in five well-studied organelles during normal aging. Thank you for the hard work from Mark, Kerui and Ping.

03/11/2019
Dr. Jinoh Kim joins the lab as a postdoctoral research associate. Welcome!

01/13/2019
Kai presented her work on mTORC2 at Keystone Symposia: Mitochondria in Aging and Age-Related Disease.

1/11/2019
We were awarded our first R01 grant from National Institute on Aging (NIA). The award will allow us to study the molecular mechanisms underlying cardiac aging, as well as autophagy regulation.

12/12/2018
Our oenocyte translatome (RiboTag) paper is accepted by BMC Genomics. Thank you Kerui and our collaborators for the great work!

12/06/2018
Kerui passed her preliminary exam. Congratulations!

11/28/2018
Kai passed her preliminary exam. Congratulations!

11/08/2018
Kai received a two-year AHA predoctoral fellowship. Congratulations!!

10/04/2018
Dr. Bai presented our work on activin/mTOR2 and cardiac aging  at 2018 Cold Spring Harbor conference-Mechanisms of Aging.

8/24/2018
Undergraduate student Seth Millikan joins the lab. Welcome!

7/2/2018
Ting Miao officially joins the lab as a PhD graduate student. Welcome!

4/11-4/15/2018
Dr. Bai, Kerui, Allison and Mark presented at the 59th Drosophila Research Conference, Philadelphia PA.

4/6/2018
Axelle successfully defended her Master thesis, entitled "The Power of GWAS: Leveraging Genome Wide Association Studies to identify Novel Regulators of Autophagy in Drosophila melanogaster", Congratulations!

03/30/2018
Our coming undergraduate Zhitao Ming won Sui Tong Chan Fung Summer Internship in Genetics. Congratulations!

1/8/2018
Three undergraduate students join the lab. They are Emma Troyer, Rachel Mehmert, Immaculate Edwin. Welcome!

11/15/2017
Our Kr-h1 paper is accepted by Scientific Reports!!!

10/30/2017
Jacob Zobrist joins the lab for his second rotation. Welcome!

09/11/2017
Kaiser Arndt joins the lab as an undergraduate research assistant. Welcome!

08/28/2017
Ting Miao joins the lab as a rotation student. Welcome!

06/05/2017-06/07/2017
Dr. Bai attended AFAR grantee conference and presented a poster on muscle aging research.

05/01/2017
Mark Bouska joins the lab after his rotations. Welcome!

04/21/2017-04/22/2017
Dr. Liu, Allison and Axelle attended and presented at 129th Iowa Academy of Science (IAS) Annual Meeting.

04/11/2017
Graduate student Kerui Huang receives the 2017 Glenn/AFAR Scholarship for Research on the Biology of Aging. Congratulations!!!

02/03/2017
Graduate student Kerui Huang is awarded a scholarship from the Graduate College. This scholarship was made possible by generous donations made to the Iowa State University Foundation. Congratulations!

01/17/2017
Undergraduate student Qiuhan Jiang joins the lab. Welcome!

11/28/2016
In the News
Prolonging our 'healthspan'

09/26/2016
Dr. Bai attended CSHL aging conference and presented a poster on our cardiac aging research.

08/22/2016
Mark Bouska joins the lab as a rotation student. Welcome!

08/15/2016
Kerui Huang and Axelle Weeger officially join the lab as graduate students. Welcome!

07/13/2016~07/17/2016
Bai Lab went to 2016 The Allied Genetics Conference in Orlando, Florida. Kai, Allison and Ping presented posters at the conference.

07/01/2016
We received 2016 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty. Congratulations!

07/01/2016
Dr. Ying Liu, our new postdoc researcher, joins the lab. Welcome!

06/20/2016
Fahmo Mohamed, our 2016 George Washington Carver summer research intern, joins the lab. Welcome!

06/06/2016
Jazmine Real, our 2016 HHMI summer research intern, joins the lab. Welcome!

04/05/2016
Our undergraduate Sheridan Schwartz won Sui Tong Chan Fung Internship in Genetics. Congratulations!

03/07/2016
Allison Birnbaum joins the lab as a rotation student. Welcome!

02/29/2016
We have our first demography (lifespan analysis) set up. Thank you Ping and all of the undergraduate students for your hard work!

02/29/2016
Interview with Iowa State Daily.
http://www.iowastatedaily.com/news/article_7b47c28c-dc0c-11e5-9aa3-cb70b5e13241.html

02/24/2016
Kai Chang joins the lab as a Laboratory Technician. she will join our IG2 graduate program in Fall 2016 with a  F. Wendell Miller Fellowship. Congratulations!

02/16/2016
Our NIH-NIA R00 award finally came $$ (Project entitled, “Activin-Mediated Autophagy During Cardiac Aging")

02/10/2016
On GDCB departmental news.
https://www.las.iastate.edu/new-gdcb-faculty-member-hua-bai-studies-how-animals-age/

01/11/2016
Undergraduate students Audrey, Emily, Sheridan, Matt and Larsa join the lab. Welcome!

01/04/2016
The Bai Lab is officially established! We are located at 3238 Molecular Biology Building ( 'We' means myself and Assistant Scientist Ping).