Thuong Ho joins the lab as a graduate student in the Integrated Program in Biochemistry. Thuong graduated from the University of Washington in 2017 with a BS in Biochemistry. He is interested in pyruvate kinases.
Trillian Gregg defended her dissertation entitled "Mechanisms of β-Cell Compensation for Age and Obesity" and hold the title Doctor of Philosophy in Biophysics. Trilly is now on a well deserved adventure traveling the globe with her partner Adam. Congrats Trilly!
The award will fund the creation of a low-cost “mini-microscope” built by students taking the 2-year BME design course. Once the prototype is complete, the microscope will be used for FRET imaging in yeast as part of Matt and Angela’s Human Biochemistry course (Bmolchem 504), which runs every spring. Education is the silver bullet!
We say farewell to our postdoctoral fellow Halena VanDeusen. Halena is moving with her fiancé to the Twin Cities, where she has accepted a position in Dr. Justin Drake’s cancer biology lab. In her short time in the lab, Halena was awarded an ADA postdoctoral fellowship, and published two co-author papers in Diabetes and Endocrinology. Halena was instrumental in getting our R01 award, and in mentoring new graduate students in the lab. We will miss you!