Betty defended her thesis with flying colors in August. Very proud of her hard work over all these years, including crazy COVID times. Can't wait to see what she does next!
We're delighted to welcome two IGP students to the lab for the second rotation. Sarah and Malek will join us to learn cryoEM and X-ray methods. So glad you both wanted to join us!
We are recruiting! Please get in touch if you are interested in rotating. The lab is a great place to train. We have an awesome and experienced lab manager (Amy), two excellent postdocs (John & Mintu), and two talented senior graduate students (Betty & Natalie) to support you. We use a variety of techniques and approaches in the lab to answer fundamental questions about cell biology and human brain disease. We have multiple projects focused around important human protein complexes (COPI, retromer, AP4, AP5).
The Jackson lab is recruiting. Check out our virtual lab introduction here.
Please contact us if you are interested in rotating. We'd love to have you!
Congratulations to our fabulous postdoc, John, for being appointed to the competitive Vanderbilt Functional Neurogenomics training grant. We look forward to his exciting plans and studies to be focused on adaptor protein complexes.
Congratulations to John, Carli, and our collaborators for a new paper out in the Cellular Dynamics special issue of Protein Science. It was fun to learn some new approaches to thinking about AP-4 structure in tandem with evolutionary and disease data.
Check out the paper here
Check it out at: https://www.cell.com/structure/fulltext/S0969-2126(20)30009-5
Congratulations to Amy, Betty, and all of our fantastic collaborators. Our first single particle cryoEM structure paper was accepted at Structure. Proud of the lab for taking the plunge (terrible pun!) into a new area of structural biology. We look forward to many more single particle structures!
In December, Lauren won the Nordhaus award for excellence in undergraduate teaching based on her contributions to Biochemistry. It was a wonderful surprise to end the year! Check it out here: https://as.vanderbilt.edu/news/2019/12/10/2019-faculty-awards/
You can read more about history of the award here: