Welcome, Christina!

This was Christina's first day in lab!  Christina comes to us from Marian High School in Mishawaka, IN.  She is interested in understanding the relationship between copper and human disorders, like Alzheimer's Disease. Her first mission: regenerate the Coy anaerobic atmosphere.  Mission Accomplished!

Cell Biology of Metals Gordon Conference

I traveled to Mount Snow, VT to present our data and hypothesis about the reductase-like behavior of the human cellular copper transporter, Ctr1, at the Gordon Research Conference on Cell Biology of Metal Ions.  It was a fun and invigorating conference with many wonderful people and great scientific discussions.  Thanks to Denis Thiele and Amy Palmer for … Continue reading Cell Biology of Metals Gordon Conference

Learning bio-XAS from the best!

I went to the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) with collaborator Jake Pushie in order to collect some very timely data for our latest publication!  We ran some samples and Jake taught me the nitty-gritty about X-ray absorption spectroscopy on dilute biological samples.  Thanks to Jake and his smart, fun labmates, Ashley and Susan, for a fun and productive trip!

Congratulations, Dr. Franz, Full Professor!

The amazing Dr. Katherine Franz has won the title of Full Professor at Duke University!  Franz Lab Motorsports (in other words, Katherine Franz's research group at Duke University) celebrated and strengthened their teamwork this weekend at the Charlotte Motor Speedway!  Dr. Franz graciously treated her "team" to a few laps around the track in a … Continue reading Congratulations, Dr. Franz, Full Professor!