For the first time since 2019, the C-GEM team met in-person for two days of research, collaboration, and team-building. The core team was joined by collaborators at Berkeley, Schrodinger, and Eterna as well as representatives from the National Science Foundation.
Led by C-GEM graduate student Amos Nissley in the Cate Lab, this paper describes chimeric ribosomes that incorporate sequences from certain hyperthermophilic Archaea into the E. coli ribosome. These chimeric ribosomes showed higher thermotolerance than the E. coli ribosome with no change in structure. Additionally,… Read More »New paper: Rare ribosomal RNA sequences from archaea stabilize the bacterial ribosome
This is the third post in our Demystifying the GRFP series. See also: Introduction, General Information and Tips, Research Proposal, Personal Statement Reference letters are an important part of your GRFP application package. Alongside your personal statement and research proposal, the letter gives reviewers a… Read More »Demystifying the GRFP: Letters of Recommendation￼
This is the first post in our Demystifying the GRFP series. See also: General Information and Tips, Letters of Recommendation, Research Proposal, Personal Statement Welcome to a new blog post series from C-GEM focused on the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP).… Read More »Introduction to “Demystifying the GRFP”
Yesterday, C-GEM hosted a “career chat” discussion with two faculty members at primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs): Lou Charkoudian (Haverford College) and Leah Witus (Macalester College). There is great diversity among PUIs – Dr. Charkoudian and Dr. Witus both work at institutions with a strong focus… Read More »Recap: C-GEM Chats Careers with PUI Profs
We’re excited to announce that Héctor Torres Vera has been named one of 51 2022 HHMI Gilliam Fellows! Héctor is a rising third year graduate student in the Schepartz Lab at Berkeley. In addition to their research, they are an Editor and contributor to the… Read More »Graduate student Héctor Torres Vera named 2022 HHMI Gilliam Fellow!
Congratulations to Dr. Elizabeth Stone, a postdoc in Michelle Chang’s group at UC Berkeley, who was just awarded a Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund postdoctoral fellowship! The JCC Fellowship provides up to three years of support for research projects focused on the basic biology and… Read More »Dr. Stone awarded Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund postdoctoral fellowship!
C-GEM graduate student Diondra Dilworth was awarded first place in the Yale Three Minute Thesis competition this year! Diondra is a fourth year graduate student in the Miller Lab at Yale. Her talk was titled The Ribosome: Modifiable Machine – A Chemist’s Approach. Check it… Read More »Graduate student Diondra Dilworth wins Yale 2022 3MT contest
Graduate student Héctor Torres Vera has been named a 2022 NSF GRFP Fellow. They are a second year in the Schepartz Lab at UC Berkeley. Héctor joins current C-GEM GRFP fellows Diondra Dilworth, Leah Roe, and Taylor Dover. Congratulations!
Graduate student Héctor Torres Vera received a 2022 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship today. They are a second-year in the Schepartz Lab at UC Berkeley. Héctor joins previous C-GEM GRFP recipients Diondra Dilworth, Leah Roe, and Taylor Dover!