The Rye lab has a notable paper in the June issue of Cell “Visualizing GroEL/ES in the Act of Encapsulating a Folding Protein”. Proteins have to fold into their correct native structures in order to perform their functions and avoid the negative consequences of misfolding. Although the information to determine the correct structure is inherent in its… Read More →
The Department is inviting interested and qualified people to apply for up to two lecturer positions. See the linked pdf for details.
Trina Gregory, our Undergraduate Academic Advisor, just got one of the 2013 President’s Academic Advising Awards. Five Texas A&M advising staff have been named winners of the prestigious President’s Award for Academic Advising. Established in 2004, the awards recognize outstanding individuals who exemplify the qualities and practices of exceptional academic advising and service to students. Congratulations… Read More →
On Friday February 22, 2013, six of our grad students presented their work in the 21st annual Biochemistry and Biophysics Research competition. The six talks were chosen from 23 submitted abstracts. As usual, the judges had a hard time choosing the winner from the six excellent presentations. The 2013 winner is Rachel Jordan from the… Read More →
This Friday, February 22, 2013 at 4PM CST, the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics will hold its annual Graduate Student Research Competition. Talks were selected from 23 submitted abstracts describing outstanding work being done by grad students in the department. Cash prizes generously provided by our sponsoring vendors will be awarded for the top three… Read More →
Last Saturday, a team of students, faculty, and staff went to Aggieland Saturday to tell visiting high school juniors and seniors (and their parents), about why Biochemistry and Genetics are two great majors for students at Texas A&M.
Attention current graduate students: The 21st Biochemistry and Biophysics Research Competition will be held February 22nd as part of our annual graduate recruiting weekend! This is a chance to show off your cool results, practice your presentation skills, and win cash prizes: First place: $500 Second place $300 Third place $200 Students MUST submit an abstract for… Read More →
Work from the Devarenne and Holzenburg labs is highlighted on the cover of this month’s issue of Eukaryotic Cell. Weiss et al used quick-freeze deep-etch electron microscopy to localize liquid hydrocarbon sequestration in a biofuels algae, Botryococcus braunii. This work suggests ways to engineer the algae to secrete their hydrocarbons directly into the medium, improving… Read More →
Brian Noland (PhD Biochemistry and Biophysics 2001) has started a clever Kickstarter project to use iPhones as personal mobile laboratories: