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!
This was a team effort!! Congrats to Kati Shaw for her first publication ever!! Thanks to Jake Pushie and Jason Shearer for data collection and for many, many enlightening conversations! Thanks to Kathy Franz for lending us some lab space, her glove box, NMR time and all the resources we needed in the first year of … Continue reading First paper out of the Haas Lab!
Alumni, Erin Reinhart, is interning at NEB this summer before she is off to Dartmouth College for her doctoral studies in Chemistry. I was invited to give a talk about our research and I got the opportunity to visit Erin and her research advisor, Lana Saleh. WOW! NEB is an amazing place with amazing people … Continue reading A visit to science utopia: New England Biolabs!
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
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!
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!
The Haas Lab (Chemistry) and the Majetic Lab (Biology) are collaborating on their common interest in Epigenetics & Phenotypic Plasticity this summer! Why not spend a little time together on the whitewater!