• Andrew Spracklen is a Lecturer at UMass-Amherst

    Congratulations to former Peifer lab postdoc Andrew Spracklen who began a position this month as a Lecturer In the Department of Biology at UMass-Amherst. READ MORE >>

  • Lathiena Manning Nervo is a faculty member at Pacific Lutheran University

    Congratulations to former Peifer lab postdoc Lathiena Manning Nervo who began a position this month as an Assistant Professor of Biology at Pacific Lutheran University. READ MORE >>

  • Li Wan’s publication appears in “Science”

    Congratulations to current Dangl lab post-doc co-first author Li Wan (pictured), who along with former Dangl lab post-docs Ryan Anderson, Freddy Monteiro, and Eui Hwan Chung and co-corresponding Marc Nishimura published this week paper in Science titled ‘TIR domains of … Continued

  • Oliver Furzer’s paper is published in “Cell”

    Congratulations to current Dangl lab post-doc co-first author Oliver Furzer (pictured), who along with former Dangl lab post-doc and co-first author Freddy Monteiro and co-author Marc Nishimura published this week paper in Cell titled ‘A species-wide inventory of NLR gene … Continued

  • Bloom lab’s New Publication in “PLOS Computational Biology”

    Josh Lawrimore (right) and Kerry Bloom (left) with their colleagues in Applied Math-Benjamin Walker, David Adalsteinsson, Greg Forest, Dane Taylor, and Caitlin Hult have a new publication in PLOS Computational Biology. The publication is titled: “Transient crosslinking kinetics optimize gene … Continued

  • Kerry Bloom Receives New NSF Grant Award

    Congratulations to Kerry Bloom, whose lab received a new National Science Foundation (NSF) grant award of $900,000. This grant will be active from Sept. 2019-Aug. 2023 and is titled: “Exploring the Interplay between DNA Replication Kinetics and Macromolecular Protein Assembly … Continued

  • Alain Laederach coauthors a “Nature Microbiology” paper

    Congratulations to Alain Laederach who coauthored a paper in Nature Microbiology titled “The structure of the influenza A virus genome,” in collaboration with Ervin Fodor’s laboratory at the University of Oxford. This paper presents a complete structure of the in … Continued

  • Lela Lackey receives an Alpha-1 Foundation Grant

    Congratulations to Lela Lackey (postdoc, Alain Laederach’s lab) for receiving a grant from “Alpha-1 Foundation” to study the effects of non-coding mutations on the expression of the Alpha-1-antitrypsin protein. Dr. Lackey will investigate novel variants in the UTRs of the … Continued

  • Gregory Copenhaver co-authors “Plant Cell” paper

    Dr. Gregory P. Copenhaver co-authored a paper in Plant Cell with his collaborators at The University of Vienna that is titled “Meiotic DNA Repair in the Nucleolus Employs a Non-homologous End Joining Mechanism”. This paper shows how plants repair chromosomal … Continued

  • CSL Professors win MURI Award to build Cyberoctopus

    “A ‘cyberoctopus’ may sound like a superhero, but it is actually the focus of the recently announced Multi-university Research Initiative (MURI) award led by the Coordinated Science Laboratory’s Girish Chowdhary (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). The $7.5 million dollar project … Continued