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.

Our paper on how intracellular pH regulates the heat shock response was just accepted at eLife. Congratulations to Cat and the team!

Posted 07 Aug 2020 by Allan

Cat successfully defended her thesis! Congratulations, Dr. Triandafillou, for groundbreaking discoveries about how intracellular pH regulates the heat shock transcription factor!

Posted 08 Jun 2020 by Allan

Congratulations to postdoc Dr. Jared Bard on winning a prestigious Helen Hay Whitney fellowship!

Posted 05 Nov 2019 by Allan

Our review on how cells use the process of phase separation for sensing, rather than its products, was just accepted at JBC. Congratulations to Haneul and Cat!

Posted 15 Mar 2019 by Allan
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Published 15 Mar 2019
A Nobel Prize for evolution
Drummond and Bloom Evolution 2019
Published 01 Mar 2019