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.

Josh has been awarded a William Rainey Harper Dissertation Fellowship for his final year. This award, for achievement and professional promise, is one of the University of Chicago’s highest honors. Congratulations, Josh!

Posted 26 May 2017 by Allan

Allan was named the junior Distinguished Investigator for the Biological Sciences Division’s 2017 faculty awards.

Posted 24 May 2017 by Allan

A beautiful article in Quanta Magazine features our recent work!

Posted 16 May 2017 by Allan

Our paper on adaptive phase separation is out!

Posted 09 Mar 2017 by Allan
Published 09 Mar 2017
Heat Shock Factor 1: from fire chief to crowd-control specialist
Triandafillou and Drummond Molecular Cell 2016
Published 07 Jul 2016
Published 05 Aug 2015
Dying mRNA tells a story of its life
Wallace and Drummond Cell 2015
Published 04 Jun 2015