Sam and Shwan Win Travel Awards and Present at the National ACS Meeting

Sam and Shwan have been awarded ACS Division of Biological Chemistry travel awards and will be presenting at the National ACS Meeting next week here in Boston at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. On Sunday, August 19th, at 6:00 PM, Sam will be presenting a poster on his work quantifying trade-offs in FRET biosensor design (BIOL 63) in Exhibit Hall B2/C. On Thursday, August 23rd, at 8:45 AM, Shwan will be giving a talk on his work developing new yellow-red FRET sensors for cAMP dynamics in Room 153B. Go check out some of our tool development efforts!

Bonnie and Vivian Join Us for Summer Research

This summer we’re excited to have Bonnie Walton (BU BME Class of 2019) joining us to continue her working thinking about cAMP dynamics with a UROP award. We’re also thrilled to have Vivian Shi (Simon’s Rock Entering Class of 2017) joining us to work on some of our latest biofilm efforts. We can’t wait to see their research results!

Achini Joins the Sgro Lab!

Achini Opathalage joins us from Brandeis University where she received her Ph.D. in Physics working in the Fraden Lab working on X-ray transparent microfluidics for protein crystallization and biomineralization. After her Ph.D., she joined the Dogic Lab to work on the collective dynamics of microtubules. She also served as the Assistant Director of Brandeis’s MRSEC Microfabrication Facility. We’re excited to have her here!