We study how cells adapt at the molecular level, focusing on the process of translation of cellular genetic information into protein molecules. Our analyses extend from the near-instantaneous cellular responses to environmental stress to the multi-million-year evolutionary divergence of species.

Our research concentrates on massive assembly of proteins and RNA in response to changes in the cellular environment. We exploit our biological discoveries by engineering self-assembling molecules to do useful work.

Sammy is a graduate student in GGSB, the Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology graduate program.

Posted 19 Jul 2018 by Allan

Josh successfully defended his thesis! Congratulations, Dr. Riback, our first lab graduate at The University of Chicago! Josh is off to a postdoc at Princeton with Cliff Brangwynne’s group.

Posted 13 Jun 2018 by Allan

Allan has been named a 2018 Scialog Fellow sponsored by Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement and the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, for the Chemical Machinery of Life initiative.

Posted 29 May 2018 by Allan

Today Allan received tenure at UChicago, with promotion to Associate Professor effective July 1, 2018.

Posted 15 Dec 2017 by Allan