Alex was selected by the Department of Physics as this year’s winner of the Berko Prize for his work on studying nucleation and growth of colloidal crystals. Congratulations, Alex! In addition to receiving a cash prize, Alex will present the first department colloquium of the fall semester.
Alfred and Hannah were awarded undergraduate research fellowships to continue their research in the lab this summer. Alfred was awarded the Provost Undergraduate Research Fellowship; Hannah was awarded a Summer MRSEC Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Congrats to both!
The group celebrates the holidays with a game night.
Larry, Olivia, Alfred, Nate, and Guoxi all presented their summer research at the 2018 Brandeis SciFest. Topics ranged from kinetics of biomolecular interactions, surface chemistry, molecular dynamics simulations, to lipid bilayer membranes. Great work all around!
We are excited to have four new undergraduate students joining us for the summer: Larry Luster, Nathan Weber, Alfred Yeung, and Guoxi Zhu. Larry is an REU student from Hampton University in Virginia; Nathan is a student in the Quantitative Biology Research Community at Brandeis; Alfred is working on a collaborative project between the Rogers Lab and Ivanovic Lab, which is supported by a Provost's Research Award; and Guoxi is a Summer MRSEC Undergraduate Research Fellow. Welcome!
Ben was selected to receive the Smith Family Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research. The award comes with three years of financial support to initiate a new research direction in RNA structure and interactions.
Details on the award can be found here: https://hria.org/tmf/smith/
To atone for all the gloves and pipette tips we throw away, the lab planted an American Elm tree on campus.
Important update: The tree has been named Jahbs.
We are grateful to the National Science Foundation's Division of Materials Research (DMR-1710112) for their support of our work on colloidal phase transitions. Thank you, NSF!