Undergraduate summer successes
We are thrilled our two undergraduate researchers are off having fantastic summer experiences. Congratulations Carli and Chris for these great opportunities.
Carli Needle has joined Shawn Burgess's lab at the National Human Genome Research Institute through the NIH summer internship program. She will work on modeling human genetic diseases in zebrafish using targeted gene knockout approaches.
Chris Jung was accepted into Dr. Annette Beck-Sickinger's lab at Leipzig University via an international research program sponsored by the Max Kade Center for European & German studies. He will work on investigating allosteric modulation of the human Y4 receptor.
We are excited to announce our first cryo-EM structures as our first posted paper on bioRxiv. This was a heroic effort, especially by lab manager extraordinaire, Amy Kendall.
We'd love to hear your feedback while we await formal peer review.
Check it out at: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/639575v1
Delighted that Dr. Mintu Chandra has joined us from Brett Collins's lab at the IMB (Univ of Queensland). Mintu just published a paper characterizing human PX domain proteins and was awarded a Pearson Fellowship from the Vanderbilt Biochemistry Department. Delighted to have you!
Check out the paper at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30948714