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Dr. Roberto Galletto's lab is working on the roles of DNA helicases in maintaining telomere structure.
Dr. Tom Ellenberger's lab is working on nucleic enzymology, structural biology, macromolecular interactions and molecular recognition.
Dr. Peter Burgers' lab is working on the biochemistry and genetics of yeast DNA replication and repair.
Dr. Carl Frieden's lab is working on protein folding, aggregation, intrinsically disordered proteins, fluorescence methods and fluorine NMR.
Dr. Weikai Li's lab is working on structural and biochemical studies of membrane proteins supporting blood coagulation.
Dr. Kathleen Hall's lab is working on NMR and biochemical studies of RNA and RNA-protein complexes.
Dr. Timothy Lohman's lab is working on equilibria and kinetics of DNA-protein interactions; DNA motor proteins (helicases) and helix destabilizing proteins.
Dr. Elliot Elson's lab is working on dynamics and equilibrium of interactions of molecules in cells and model systems.
Dr. Linda Pike's lab is working on mechanism of action of growth factors; polyphosphoinositide metabolism.
Dr. Greg Bowman's lab combines computer simulation and biochemical experiments to understand the role of proteins' conformational heterogeneity in antibiotic resistance and vision.
Dr. James Janetka's lab is working on medicinal chemistry, combinatorial and parallel synthesis and chemical biology.
On October 27th, the medical students held a ceremony to honor the faculty that exhibited exemplary teaching skills from the 2014-2015 school year. Dr. Linda Pike is the course master for the first year students’ Molecular Foundations of Medicine course. Congratulations Dr. Pike!
Congratulations to Nicole Fazio for being selected for the 2015 Sigma Fellowship in memory of Dr. Gerty Cori. Nicole is a graduate student in the Computational and Molecular Biophysics program. She is doing her PhD thesis work in the lab of Dr. Timothy Lohman. The Sigma award provides funds for educational expenses.
Sigma Chemical Company created the fellowship in 1958 as a gift to the Department of Biological Chemistry (now Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics) in memory of Dr. Gerty Cori. Dr. Cori and her husband, Dr. Carl Cori, performed research in the Department of Biological Chemistry. They won a Nobel Prize in 1947 for their discoveries of how glycogen is broken down and re-synthesized within the body. More.
Congratulations to Brittany Smith who has been named the 2015 Gary K. Ackers Fellow. Brittany is a first-year graduate student in the Computational and Molecular Biophysics program. She is currently doing a rotation in the lab of Dr. Greg Bowman. The Ackers Fellowship award provides funds for educational expenses.
The Ackers fellowship was funded by Dr. Paul Darling III, who studied in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences and graduated in 1999. Dr. Ackers served as the thesis advisor for Dr. Darling. More
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