Sarah Smaga

C-GEM gathers in Berkeley to talk science and more!

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.

New paper: Rare ribosomal RNA sequences from archaea stabilize the bacterial ribosome

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