News

Michelle L. Hastings, Ph.D. gets Inaugurated!


3/5/24: Michelle inaugurated as Pfizer Upjohn Research Professor of Pharmacology.


NEW GRANT!


12/08/23: Thank you to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for this Collaborative Research Award and Congratulations to the Michaels, Niederer and Piotrowski-Daspit and Hastings Labs. Great things to come from this amazing team working to find treatments for cystic fibrosis.

Funding for finding a treatment for CLN3 Batten disease

10/20/23: We are so excited to continue our work to develop a treatment for CLN3 Batten disease with the Forebatten Foundation and all our collaborators that help make our advancements possible. 

Jakub Makes His Pharmacology Seminar Debut

11/10/2023:  Our newest grad student gives his first department-wide talk, sharing his project on treating Alzheimer's Disease with ASOs.  Way to go, Jakub!

Lab Dinner at The Jolly Pumpkin 

10/11/2023:    The lab enjoyed some upscale American bar fare together to celebrate our incoming, outgoing, and visiting lab members. Good times had by all!

Welcome to Team Hastings, Sophie!

10/4/2023:     Sophie (Chia-Yu) joins our lab all the way from Taiwan. Welcome aboard!

Congratulations, Matt!

Our very own Matthew Stratton wins Best Talk Award at NCL 2023.  

Discussion and Viewing of the film Awakenings at the Historic Michigan Theatre

Join us for a pre-film panel discussion beginning at 6:00 PM with Michelle Hastings, Ph.D.; Maria G. Castro, Ph.D.; Christiane Wobus, Ph.D.; Henry Paulson, M.D., Ph.D.; Peter Todd, M.D., Ph.D.; and moderated by Nils G. Walter, Ph.D.

The story of a doctor's extraordinary work in the Sixties with a group of catatonic patients he finds languishing in a Bronx hospital. Speculating that their rigidity may be akin to an extreme form of Parkinsonism, he seeks permission from his skeptical superiors to treat them with L-dopa, a drug that was used to treat Parkinson's disease at the time. From director Penny Marshall and starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams.

Presented with the University of Michigan Center for RNA Biomedicine


Welcome Dr. Havens

8/7/23: Professor Mallory Havens, a visiting scholar on sabbatical leave from Lewis University, will spend the semester with us. 

Lab Baby!

8/3/23: Congratulations Roni! Welcome to the world, Ari. Class of 2045?

We moved to Michigan!

5/15/23: The Hastings Lab officially opens at the University of Michigan!