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.

She’s official! Haneul passed her prelim in Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics.

Posted 02 Sep 2016 by Allan

Cat and Allan preview new results on Heat Shock Factor 1 from the Denic lab in Molecular Cell.

Posted 07 Jul 2016 by Allan

Haneul is a graduate student in Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics.

Posted 08 Jun 2016 by Allan

With Laura Lackner’s group’ at Northwestern, we’ve just been awarded two years of collaborative funding to study how older cells retain stress-triggered aggregates by tethering aggregates to organelles. Thanks to the Chicago Biomedical Consortium, and the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust, for this Catalyst award.

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