Not a BoRE at all

Not nearly as exciting as the news from current and former lab members, but as of the last nearly two years I have been serving as a member of the Board of Reviewing Editors at Science. Although nobody needs more work to do, this has been a really neat opportunity to see just emerging workContinue reading “Not a BoRE at all”

Tenure news!

Besides new jobs, the lab now has the first alumni to be granted tenure. Alex Bradley is now an Associate Professor in Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University, St. Louis. Deepa Agashe is now tenured in Ecology and Evolution at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) in Bangalore. Many congrats to you both!!!

Jobs!

Very excitingly, two postdocs landed PI-level jobs this year. Jannell Bazurto has landed an Assistant Professor position in Plant and Microbial Biology at the University of Minnesota, and will start her own lab in January, 2019. Jessica Lee has landed a job as a Fellow with the non-profit, GlobalViral, and also has an Adjunct Assistant Professor positionContinue reading “Jobs!”

Welcome to the new students in the lab

This past year has seen some big turnover in the lab with many new positions, etc. In terms of undergrads, we are excited to have Olivia Speare and Mete Yuksel on the team. They are working on protein biochemistry and phenotypic heterogeneity, respectively. Furthermore, it is exciting to have Isaiah Jordan now having started graduateContinue reading “Welcome to the new students in the lab”

Congrats to Alyssa Baugh starting at UGA

In getting the ball rolling on posts again, where better to start than with students. First off, I want to congratulate Alyssa Baugh on having received an overwhelming number of grad school offers, and having chosen to go to University of Georgia. She was an awesome UG in the lab, and will kick butt inContinue reading “Congrats to Alyssa Baugh starting at UGA”

Lots and lots of news since the last proper post on 5 December, 2013

Hard to even know where to begin, but the longer I have delayed the bigger the task…  In the past almost four years there have been 27 papers that have come out.  Way to go team!  I will thus skip mentioning all of them (see publications for all of them), but here are some highlights:Continue reading “Lots and lots of news since the last proper post on 5 December, 2013”

First test of FBA’s ability to predict evolution published; a third F1000 recommendation and Addgene.com article; mentoring nomination; lab comings and goings

The past month and a half have seen several pieces of good news: 1. Will Harcombe’s paper just came out in PLoS Computational Biology.  We are both extremely relieved and proud to have gotten this out, as it represents the first direct test ever as to whether central metabolic fluxes actually evolve to become optimal,Continue reading “First test of FBA’s ability to predict evolution published; a third F1000 recommendation and Addgene.com article; mentoring nomination; lab comings and goings”

New paper; another Faculty of 1000 recommendation; and Mary Lidstrom elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Less than two weeks after the last post, there is more happy news to report. 1. Nigel Delaney‘s PLoS One paper came out yesterday that describes the end result of an extended effort to push Methylobacterium culturing as far as possible. It reports a new optimized medium, new strain lacking cellulose synthesis that caused clumping, and conditions and methods for high-throuput,Continue reading “New paper; another Faculty of 1000 recommendation; and Mary Lidstrom elected to the National Academy of Sciences”