Lab news


  • June 2016 – Zhangli Su heads off to to start her Postdoc in Anindya Dutta’s Lab at University of Virginia Medical School. Congratulations and good luck!!
  • March 2016 – Zhangli Su successfully defended her doctoral thesis. Congratulations Dr. Su (aka Dr. Ninja Kitty)!
  • John receives 2016 University of Wisconsin Kellett Mid-Career Award from WARF. Congratulations John for winning this award!
  • Feb 2016 – Review article on combinatorial histone modifications (Zhangli Su) is published in ACS Chemical Biology. Review article on protein acetylation in mitochondria (Josh Baeza and Michael Smallegan) is published in Trends in Biochemical Sciences. Congrats Zhangli, Josh and Michael!!



  • December 2014 – Josh and Shuiming win the BMC Holiday Party Ping Pong Tournament! Congrats! Way to take home the victory for the lab.
  • December 2014 – Mark Klein (IPiB) joins the lab. Welcome Mark!
  • December 2014 – Jessica Feldman successfully defended her doctoral thesis. Congratulations Dr. Feldman!!
  • October 2014 – The Denu Lab spent the day hiking up at Devil’s Lake. Check out the lab images page for pictures from the day.
  • October 2014 – Zach Kemmerer and Mark Klein (IPiB) join the lab for rotations.
  • August 2014 –  Kristin Dittenhafer-Reed heads off to start her Postdoc in Jeff MacKeigan’s lab at the Van Andel Research Institute. Congratulations and good luck Kristin!
  • August 2014 – We are currently accepting rotation students for Fall 2014. Please check the opportunities page.
  • August 2014 – Kristin Dittenhafer-Reed successfully defended her doctoral thesis. Congratulations Dr. Dittenhafer-Reed!!
  • August 2014 – The work by Josh Baeza is chosen as a paper of the week in the JBC. Congratulations Josh!
  • June 2014 – It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our dear pet and lab mate, Tuffy Jr. His presence will certainly be missed, but he will not be forgotten.
  • June 2014 – Josh Baeza’s work is published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Congratulations Josh!
  • 2014 MCEM (Midwest Chromatin and Epigenetics Meeting) will be held in WID from May 18 to May 20.
  • April 2014 – Zhangli Su’s work is published in Epigenetics and Chromatin. Congratulations Zhangli!
  • March 2014 – Rush Dhillon joins the lab. Welcome Rush!
  • March 2014 – John is featured in ASBMB Today.
  • February 2014 – Jing Fan joins the lab. Welcome Jing!
  • February 2014 – Wei Yu heads off to Fudan University in Shanghai, China to start his career as a professor. Congratulations and good luck Wei!
  • January 2014 – Viacheslav Kuzniestsov joins the lab. Welcome Slava!