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? http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmb.2015.10.029 The JMB scientific editor writes:” For your featured article, normally we would have a commentary, but since the editor liked the […]
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
The Role of Electron Microscopy in Studying the Continuum of Changes in Membranous Structures during Poliovirus Infection Viruses 2015, 7(10), 5305-5318; doi:10.3390/v7102874 (registering DOI) http://www.mdpi.com/1999-4915/7/10/2874 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”.
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.
Student Melyorise Sepulveda-Chervony is shown below with her research adviser, Prof. Jamie McKnight after attending graduation.
Nathan Meyers cuts a piece of celebratory cake after successfully defending his Ph.D. Theis seminar entiled “Interfacial Properties of the Apolipoprotein Cs: Implications for the Regulation of Lipoprotein Metabolism and Atherosclerosis”
Congratulations to Dr. Judith D. Saide on her 2015 Educator of the Year Award in Pre-clinical Sciences! Congratulations to Dr. C. James McKnight on his Educator of the Year Award in Graduate Medical Sciences Doctoral Degree Programs!
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. Too Many Postdocs, Too Little Funding
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 […]
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.