It looks like our Biochemistry Graduate Association (BGA) has outdone themselves yet again, with their newest music parody of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” titled, “Gradhemian Rhapsody.” You can view their video here! Enjoy!
Nairita Maitra is a 5th year graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Polymenis. Her research asks the fundamental question of how and when cells decide to divide in the cell cycle. She is currently studying the regulation of lipid synthesizing enzymes under translational control during the cell cycle. With the emerging roles of lipids… Read More →
Sachin Katti is a 6th year graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Tatyana Igumenova. The overall theme of his work has been understanding the membrane interactions of conditional phospholipid-binding domains, specifically Ca2+ dependent C2 domains and diacylglycerol-sensing C1 domains. These modules are present on a large number of signaling proteins and mediate transient membrane… Read More →
Adriana C. Hernandez-Morales is finishing her PhD in the Center for Phage Technology under the mentorship of Drs. Ry Young and Jason Gill. She studies the mechanisms by which phages (bacterial viruses) infect antibiotic-resistant bacteria that form biofilm. She also characterizes phages for therapeutic use, and evaluates their efficacy. Her work, involving the use of… Read More →
Simon is starting his 6th year as graduate student working in the laboratory of Dr. James Sacchettini. His research seeks to improve diagnosis and treatment of Tuberculosis. Simon is currently working on a diagnostics technology using naturally occurring viral proteins. Furthermore, Simon is also investigating synergistic interactions between known drugs targeting central carbon metabolism pathways in Mycobacterium… Read More →
Laura Huning is finishing up her 5th year as a doctoral student working under Dr. Gary Kunkel. She is studying the transcriptional activation of eukaryotic genes by a transcriptional activator protein, Zinc Finger Protein 143. When not in lab or in the fish rooms, Laura is teaching biochemistry laboratory techniques as a lab teaching assistant. In 2018, Laura… Read More →
Drew Roth is a 5thyear Ph. D. student in the laboratory of Dr. Hays Rye where he studies the mechanistic properties of a molecular chaperone family called the small heat shock proteins. Drew investigates the ability of small heat shock proteins to inhibit protein aggregates of different structures. Drew has served on several committees as… Read More →
Dat Truong is a 5th year graduate student in the lab of Dr. Margaret Glasner where he studies enzyme evolution by using catalytically promiscuous enzymes as the model system. He won the second place of the oral presentation at the very first annual Biochemistry & Biophysics research symposium last month. He has been mentoring undergraduate… Read More →
Drew Roth, from the Rye Lab, is the recipient of the 2019 Guseman Award by the Graduate & Professional Student Council. The GPSC offers awards each year which honor students and faculty who go above and beyond to serve the Council, University and Community. The Guseman Award recognizes graduate and professional students for their outstanding… Read More →
Earlier this month at the Texas Genetics Society 46th Annual Meeting, Donna Iadarola from Dr. Vishal Gohil’s lab, received the Best Graduate Student Platform Presentation Award for her talk titled: Molecular mechanisms underlying mitochondrial phosphatidylethanolamine import. Congratulations Donna!