Amy Wang joins the lab!

We are excited to have Amy Wang, a Vilcek PhD student, join the lab for her PhD. Welcome to the team!

Welcome Mehana, Gani and Alejandro for the summer!

We are excited to have Mehana Daftary, an MD/PhD student, Isagani Perez, an MD student, and Alejandro Molina, an NYU SURP participant, rotate in the lab this summer!

New Publication!

We are excited to share that our collaborative work with the Werner lab at NIH was published in the EMBO Journal  ( In this work, we characterize disease causing mutation in UBA1  in vitro and in vivo to define the mechanisms underlying VEXAS syndrome, XL-SMA, and Lung Cancer in Never Smokers (LCINS). We define an E2 bottleneck present in VEXAS syndrome and shared mechanisms across disease subtypes. Congratulations to all of the team!


We are proud to announce recent funding by Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation to try to understand novel mechanisms and potential treatments for MDS!


Welcome Sachiko and Amy!

Warm welcome to both Sachiko Keane, a new technician in the lab, and Amy Wang, a Vilcek graduate rotation student!

Welcome rotation student Amy Kwan!

We are excited to have Amy, a second year MD/PhD student, rotate in the lab this summer!

Edward P. Evans MDS Foundation

We are excited to announce that we have received funding from the Edward P. Evans Foundation to study our mouse models of UBA1, clonal hematopoiesis, and bone marrow failure. Thank you for this EvansMDS Discovery Research Grant 2023, we are excited to start tackling this question!

Welcome Debbie!

The Beck lab is excited to welcome Deborah Hernandez to the lab as our new lab manager!

New publication from the lab!

We are proud that our collaboration with Dr. Neal Young’s group studying inflammatory signals in VEXAS syndrome has been published! Please check out the link below:

Welcome Mei-Kay and Brecca!

We are excited to welcome both Mei-Kay Wong, a new genetic counselor for the laboratory and Brecca Miller, a shared PhD study with Dr. Kelly Ruggles! Welcome aboard the team.