January 23, 2017 Last week was the last day for one of our postdocs, Dr. Margaret Brown. Maggie will be taking a well-deserved short vacation before beginning work for a local biotech company. We wish her the best of luck and thank her for all she did for the lab throughout her time here!
January 13, 2017 We are bidding farewell to our postdoc Georg and visiting student Salome today, as both are heading back to Germany. We’ll miss you both and wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.
January 12, 2017 Congratulations to former grad student Jingwei and current postdoc Jesus on the publication on their work to develop a lactam biosensor in ACS Synthetic Biology. Their paper can be accessed here: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acssynbio.6b00136 DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.6b00136
January 12, 2017 Congrats to Amanda (JBEI), Leo, Maren (JBEI), Daniel (lab alumnus), Rachel, Gary (lab alumnus), and Megan on the publication of their yeast Cas9 toolkit work in Nucleic Acids Research. Their article can be accessed here: http://nar.oxfordjournals.org/content/45/1/496.long DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkw1023
October 14, 2016 Congrats to Mitchell Thompson who passed his qualifying exam in Plant and Microbial Biology today!
October 7th, 2016 We’d like to announce and welcome two recent additions to our group: Megan Garber (grad student) and David Luo (postdoc). Megan will be conducting her PhD research in Comparative Biochemistry. She’s been working at JBEI for a few years now, and she recently made the decision to further her education by pursuing a PhD at Cal. David comes to us from the…
October 4th, 2016 We’d like to say goodbye and thanks to Ryan Phelan and Anna Lechner for all the work they’ve done here for the past couple years. Ryan is headed to Chicago for a job at AbbVie. Anna is moving down the coast to San Diego to work for Genomatica. Congrats to both Ryan and Anna! You’ll both be greatly missed.
September 12, 2016 Congrats to Keasling labbers Ryan (1st author), Jesus, Jackie, and Mitch, JBEIer Amanda, and Keasling lab alumni Daniel and Shayne for the recent publication of their paper “Development of next generation synthetic biology tools for use in Streptomyces venezuelae” in ACS Synthetic Biology. The paper can be accessed here: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acssynbio.6b00202 DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.6b00202
September 12, 2016 Congratulations to our newest PhD candidate, Sam Curran, for passing his qualifying exam last Thursday!
September 8, 2016 Congratulations to Drs. Anna Lechner and Satoshi Yuzawa on their recent publications! Anna, along with JBEI aluma Liz Brunk, wrote a review entitled “The Need for Integrated Approaches in Metabolic Engineering” that was published in Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology. The article can be accessed here: http://cshperspectives.cshlp.org/content/early/2016/08/13/cshperspect.a023903.full.pdf+html DOI: 10.1101/cshperspect.a023903 Satoshi’s paper, entitled “Comprehensive in Vitro Analysis of Acyltransferase Domain Exchanges in Modular Polyketide Synthases…