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!
Daichi Hayakawa joins the lab from Tokyo as a first-year PhD student in Physics. Welcome, Daichi!
We are thrilled to have 6 new students joining the lab this summer: James Sheehy, Janna Lowensohn, and Huang Fang will join the lab as first-year PhD students in Physics; Shira Rosenberg and Gabe Freiman join as undergraduate research assistants from the QBReC program; and Kess Ofunrein joins as an REU student from Hampton University. Welcome!
On Monday, Alex passed his advanced exam on "Characterizing the dynamics of self-assembly of DNA-coated colloids." Congrats, Alex!