My paper came out today!

One step closer to graduation! Just thought I'd share a lovely piece of news--my first major paper came out today in the prestigious academic journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It documents the discovery and characterization of a new protein in the brain, FGF9, which is disrupted in depression. You can read a lay-audience summary of the article in this press release from the UM Health System:

http://www.uofmhealth.org/news/archive/201509/new-factor-depression-brain-protein-discovery-could-lead

Download the paper here:

PNAS Early Edition, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1510456112

UPDATE: We've been getting lots of press! Here are some highlights:

https://www.michigandaily.com/section/news/research-finds-brain-protein-implicated-depression

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/09/150908180451.htm

http://news.science360.gov/obj/story/ecb5530d-199a-4e28-8008-fab3a1e6788a/new-factor-depression-brain-protein-discovery-lead-better-treatments