Congratulations to Hendrik for being awarded an NIH NRSA F30 via the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for his project, “Understanding mRNA condensation and its role in translational control during stress”!
Congratulations to Kyle for winning the Grier Prize (for Innovative Research in the Biophysical Sciences) for his project, “How immune cells transduce fever.” The purpose of the prize is to support UChicago Biophysics students who seek to develop new areas of research that may involve high risk or require development of new technology.
Congratulations to undergraduate Rosalind Pan for winning the Liew Fellowship! Her project is titled “Alignment-free evolutionary analysis of unalignable protein sequences.”
Sammy was awarded an NIH NRSA F31 via the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for her project “Cellular stress sensing via biomolecular condensation”! Congratulations to Sammy!
Our paper on how intracellular pH regulates the heat shock response was just accepted at eLife. Congratulations to Cat and the team!
Cat successfully defended her thesis! Congratulations, Dr. Triandafillou, for groundbreaking discoveries about how intracellular pH regulates the heat shock transcription factor!
Congratulations to postdoc Dr. Jared Bard on winning a prestigious Helen Hay Whitney fellowship!
Haneul was awarded an NIH NRSA F31 via the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for her project “Investigating the disaggregation of stress-induced phase-separated poly(A)-binding protein (Pab1) by its cognate disaggregation system”! Congratulations to Haneul!
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!
Chris successfully defended his thesis! Congratulations, Dr. Katanski, for causing eukaryotic cells to give up their stressful secrets!
Jared got his Ph.D. in Andy Martin’s lab at Berkeley working on the mechanisms of proteasome function.
Sammy is a graduate student in GGSB, the Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology graduate program.
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.
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.
Today Allan received tenure at UChicago, with promotion to Associate Professor effective July 1, 2018.
Allan has received the 2018 Biopolymers In Vivo Junior Faculty Award from the BIV subgroup of the Biophysical Society.
Chris won a poster prize for his work on the function of a phase-separating protein at our cluster retreat. Congratulations, Chris!
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!
Allan was named the junior Distinguished Investigator for the Biological Sciences Division’s 2017 faculty awards.
A beautiful article in Quanta Magazine features our recent work!
Our paper on adaptive phase separation is out!
Haneul passed her first committee meeting with colors a-flying, so she’s on her way to a doctorate!
She’s official! Haneul passed her prelim in Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics.
Cat and Allan preview new results on Heat Shock Factor 1 from the Denic lab in Molecular Cell.
Haneul is a graduate student in Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics.
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.
Scientific American produced a video of Allan discussing a merger of cell biology and art: 3D printing a budding yeast cell with heat-shock granules.
She’s official! Cat passed her prelim in the Biophysics program.
The Scientist features our study as an Editor’s Choice in Molecular and Cell Biology.
Our paper on heat-induced protein aggregation is featured by Chemical & Engineering News and Nature Structural and Molecular Biology.
Our paper on protein aggregation is out. Huge team effort, with results that surprised us.
With collaborators in the Airoldi Lab, Allan receives the 2015 W.J. Youden Award from the American Statistical Association for a paper on gene regulation.
Edward and Allan preview new results from the Steinmetz lab in Cell.
Alexandra’s thesis has won the Lawrence J. Henderson Prize, given to the most meritorious thesis submitted to the Board of Tutors in Biochemical Sciences at Harvard.
Allan accepts a Best Poster prize at the 2015 EMBO meeting “Molecular chaperones: From molecules to cells and misfolding diseases.”
Alexandra is one of the winners of Harvard’s Hoopes Prize for her thesis “A regulatory model of heat shock by protein assembly.”
Our paper on the relationship between mRNA and protein levels was accepted at PLOS Genetics.
Edward is awarded a CBC Postdoctoral Research Grant to do high-throughput sequencing.
Edward wins the ASBMB Best Thematic Poster prize in the theme area “Protein Nonfolding as a Regulatory Phenomenon” at the 2015 ASBMB annual meeting.
Our paper on how a nutrient drives changes in protein encoding at the genome scale is out in PLOS Biology.
We’ve been awarded a Big Ideas Generator (BIG) Seed Award.
Chris is a graduate student in Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics.
Josh has won an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.