Hi, I want to get in the habit of sharing lab news more, so let me do a big dump of lab news from the lab's second year. Certainly the past year was a painful year for the world and wreaked havoc on the lives of our lab members to varying degrees. But I think we can be proud of the ways we tried to stay connected over the past year and the progress people were able to make despite the pandemic. So, here's a summary of some of the big achievements of the lab's second year-
Lots of new people joined the lab!
Cydney Martell joined the lab as our 2nd PhD student from the DGP program. Will Corcoran also joined the lab as a joint student with Josh Leonard's lab (Will was previously just advised by Josh).
Jane Thibeault joined the lab as our third postdoctoral fellow, soon followed by Állan Ferrari who just started as our fourth fellow. Both Jane and Állan have backgrounds in proteomics and computation.
Radhika Dalal joined the lab as a Rosetta Commons Postbaccalaureate Fellow!
We won some awards!
The lab was awarded our first external grant - a prestigious NIH New Innovator award. This award will support our work to develop a high-throughput hydrogen-deuterium exchange approach to study protein energy landscapes.
Kotaro Tsuboyama started his fellowship as a Long-Term Fellow of the Human Frontiers Science Program!
Állan Ferrari was awarded a BEPE Fellowship!
Cydney Martell was awarded a competitive spot in Northwestern's Center for Life Processes Training Program!
Will Corcoran was awarded a competitive spot in Northwestern's Biotechnology Training Program!
We hosted summer students!
Jordan Gewing-Mullins and Nahtalee Lomeli worked with us remotely over Summer 2020.
Some of us moved on...
Our first lab member Claire Phoumyvong moved on to join Northwestern's DGP Ph.D. program. She is now back rotating in our lab though :)
One of my goals this year is to update the website more frequently, so hopefully there will be more news soon!