July 2021

  • Alice Mazzagatti joins the lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Welcome Alice!

  • Lizz Maurais was selected as a recipient of the institutional CPRIT Training Grant. Congrats Lizz!

April 2021

  • The lab received a 3-year grant from The Welch Foundation to study mechanisms of DNA repair. Thank you for supporting our research!

  • Jacob Sanders was awarded funding from the NCI T32 Training Grant in Cancer Biology. Congrats Jacob!

  • Qing and Rashmi's review article on the origins of genome rearrangements in cancer was published in Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology. Congrats!

January 2021

  • The year kicks off with new lab members: Welcome to postdoc Jacob Sanders and grad student Lizz Maurais. Lizz is the first graduate student of the Ly Lab!

December 2020

  • Peter and Bill Earnshaw co-chairs the Chromosome Structure and Function Minisymposium at the virtual 2020 ASCB | EMBO Annual Meeting.

November 2020

  • Peter presents at the DNA Dynamics Webinar Series, Social DNAing sponsored by the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University.

August 2020

  • The lab says farewell to Lizz Maurais, who joins the Ph.D. graduate program at UT Southwestern. Good luck Lizz!

  • Alison Guyer joins the lab as a research technician. Welcome Alison!

July 2020

  • Peter virtually presents at the Genetics Branch Seminar Series of the NIH National Cancer Institute.

June 2020

  • Peter virtually presents at The Socially Distant Centromere Webinar Series and at the Osteosarcoma Biology Meeting of the NCI-supported Children's Oncology Group.

April 2020

March 2020

  • Yu-Fen Lin joins the lab as a senior research scientist. Welcome Yu-Fen!

January 2020

  • Qing and Lizz's review covering methods to study genomic rearrangements is published in Chromosome Research. Congrats!

December 2019

  • Peter attends the 2019 ASCB | EMBO Annual Meeting in Washington DC and presents in the "Maintenance of Genome Integrity in Health and Disease" Subgroup.

November 2019

  • Peter visits Baylor University and presents at the Department of Biology seminar series.

October 2019

  • Rashmi Dahiya joins the lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Welcome Rashmi!

July 2019

  • Qing Hu joins the lab as a postdoctoral fellow and Elizabeth Maurais joins the lab as a research technician. Welcome Qing and Lizz!

May 2019

  • Peter presents at the 2019 EMBO Workshop on Chromosome Segregation and Aneuploidy in Cascais, Portugal and the 2019 Forbeck Forum on 3D Chromosomal Architecture and Nuclear Topology in La Jolla, California.

March 2019

  • Our paper linking mitotic errors to diverse forms of genome rearrangements is published in Nature Genetics!

February 2019

  • The lab has officially opened at UTSW! 

January 2019

  • Our NIH R00 grant has been officially funded by the National Cancer Institute, providing three years of support for the lab.

  • Peter is selected as a Forbeck Scholar by the William Guy Forbeck Research Foundation. Learn more about the Foundation and the Scholars Program.

  • The Department of Pathology is well represented at the 2019 UTSW Cancer Biology Program Retreat with Esra Akbay and Peter delivering the opening keynote talks.

December 2018


  • A busy week of conferences before the winter holidays – Peter attends the 2018 ASCB | EMBO Annual Meeting in San Diego and the 4th SoCal Genome Stability Symposium at the City of Hope.

August 2018


  • The lab is awarded a CPRIT Scholar Recruitment Grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, providing five years of funding support. Click here for the official press release.