The Pak Lab was fortunate enough to attend the RNA Society 2024 Meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland! We had poster presentations from Karla, Sarah & Angela! Angela took home the prize for Best Poster! 

June 2024

This summer we  welcome Kate Sievers (M1 Medical Student) and Rujuta Durwas (Rising Junior at Loyola) as our summer students conducting exciting research in our lab! 

June 2024

Rujuta is from Bloomington, IL and is currently a Biology major on the Pre-Med Track at Loyola. In her spare time she enjoys lifting, dancing & painting.

Kate is from Irvine, CA and is currently a 2nd year medical student at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine. In her spare time she enjoys trying new restaurants, exploring the world, gardening, dogs.  

We are so excited to welcome Marisa Kutchma, MD/PhD Student to the Pak Lab!!!  We cant wait to have our very own resident doctor in training to help us cure all our problems :D 

May 2024

We are so excited to welcome Brittney Visser, 1st year PhD Student,to the Pak Lab!!!  We cant wait to see the amazing science she will produce with the rest of the team!

January 2024

Our paper is published in Non - Coding RNA and is selected to be on the cover! Check it out - DOI: 10.3390/ncrna9060074

December 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Toni Pak on winning Senior Scientist of the Year!

October 2023

Congratulations to Yoldas on successfully passing his qualifying exam! 

Yoldas Yildiz, Ph.D. Candidate (August 2023)

June 2023

Angela and Mikayla presenting their work on adolescent alcohol exposure and hnRNP A1

Research Society on Alcoholism annual meeting, Bellevue, WA

Congratulations to Mikayla on successfully passing her qualifying exam! 

Mikayla Newby, Ph.D. Candidate (July 2022)

Congratulations to Dr. Chun Kim - winner of the Council of Graduate School Programs Biomedical Sciences Dissertation of the Year Award for his dissertation and research entitled “Estrogen regulation of mir-9-5p and mir-9-3p in the aging female brain”.

May 2021 

May 2020 

Check out our latest publication in eNeuro! 

July 2018

We welcome a new post-doc into the lab! Dr. Jennifer Chang recently completed her PhD at Rosalind Franklin University and published her work in a Molecular Therapy article titled Targeting Amyloid-β Precursor Protein, APP, Splicing with Antisense Oligonucleotides Reduces Toxic Amyloid-β Production. Check out the article, and welcome to the team Jennifer! 

June 2018

Our recent study, part of the dissertation work of Dr. Andie Asimes, was just published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society, and Endocrine News published a nice review of the work! Check out the news story here, and for the full publication, visit the JES website

May 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Toni Pak who has been named the James R. DePauw Professor and Chair of the Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology! See the official announcement from Dr. Steven Goldstein here

March 2018

Last week we attended the Chicago Society for Neuroscience annual meeting and had a blast! Andie Asimes presented her recently defended dissertation work as part of the graduate student symposium and won SECOND PLACE!