Madhurima Das, Christopher J. Wilson, Xiaohu Mei, Thomas E. Wales, John R.
Engen, and Olga Gursky, Structural Stability and Local Dynamics in Disease-Causing Mutants of
Human Apolipoprotein A-I: What Makes the Protein Amyloidogenic?
The JMB scientific editor writes:” For your featured article, normally we
would have a commentary, but since the editor liked the paper so much he
recommended we commission a full scale review to be associated with your
paper… It is a bit unusual, but I hope you will enjoy reading it.”
New review article published on cellular membrane and lipid changes that occur upon infection with poliovirus by Jie E. Yang, Evan D. Rossignol, Esther Bullitt
Poliovirus infection results in the proliferation of membranous vesicles. The structure and function of these vesicles vary spatially and temporally throughout the viral replication cycle.
Former PhD student and now doctor Lorenzo Finci in a spotlight in Cell: “The emerging postdoc culture in China”.
In summer 2015, Lorenzo Finci accepted his next postdoctoral position at a
top school in China. He will learn single particle cryo-electron
microscopy in the lab of Yigong Shi, the Dean of the School of Life
Sciences at Tsinghua University.
In it’s 4-part series, “Making Research Work”, BU Today turns to investigators Esther Bullit and Chelsea Epler in their article Too Many Postdocs, Too Little Funding to discuss alternatives to academic careers for post-doctoral researchers. Please click on the link below for the full article.
The H. I. Russek Students Achievement Day committee has selected the 2015 award winners. As always, we were guided by demonstrated excellence in academics, research, and citizenship in the lab, department, GMS and beyond. This year’s competition was particularly tight. All applicants have a strong academic record, two or more publications resulting from their PhD research, and are active in teaching, peer mentoring and students’ life in GMS and beyond.
The committee’s unanimous vote for our 2015 Award Winners was:
1st place – Madhurima Das (Gursky lab)
2nd place – Andrew Bogorad (Matintchev lab)
3rd place – Justin Berry (Cornwell lab)
Congratulations to Dr. Andy Zoeller who has recently received an NIH RO1 grant to identify small molecule inhibitors of animal cell phospholipid biosynthesis for investigation as broad spectrum antiviral agents.