The Center for Genetically Encoded Materials (C-GEM) Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is one of many undergraduate research experience (URE) programs that allows a student to do research in a lab over the course of a summer and get paid! Having a summer job in… Read More »Applying to Summer Undergraduate Research Programs: Why, How, and More!
Dina Tekle (left) and Nicole Rivera (right) are undergraduate students in the 2021 C-GEM summer research program, who are integrating ribosomal mutation data for the purpose of accelerating research via increasing the accessibility of ribosome information. Imagine a world with cleaner air, less waste and… Read More »The Future of the Ribosome and its Role in the Future of the World
Alexis Vanzandt (left) and Kaitlyn Szalay (right) are undergraduate students who participated in the C-GEM summer research program. Their project focused on analyzing and integrating antibiotic-ribosome mutation data to aid in the accessibility of ribosome information and propel future studies. During the Center for Genetically… Read More »Ribosomes: A vision of the future utilizing antibiotic-ribosome relationships
Yuna Lee (left) and Emma Yin (right) are undergraduate students who participated in the 2021 C-GEM summer research program. They are working to create a Pyrrolysine synthetase (PylRS) database, which compiles information on diverse, non-canonical amino acid substrates for the wild type enzyme as well… Read More »PylRS innovation and its contribution to the future of research and medicine
Margaret Adenusi (left) and Alyssa Virola-Iarussi (right) are undergraduate students in the 2021 C-GEM summer research program, who are analyzing acylation data to identify structure-activity relationships that will enable efficient flexizyme-mediated tRNA misacylation with backbone-altered monomers. Presume a world where pharmaceutical drugs do not expire,… Read More »The journey to creating unnatural polymers using the ribosome
C-GEM will be hosting summer undergraduate researchers in 2020, and our application is now live! Apply here, or help spread the word to undergraduates across the country who are interested in working at the interface of interface of chemistry, biology, and materials to design genetically-encoded… Read More »The C-GEM 2021 Summer Research Program Application is Live!