Dunham Lab News


2017

August 2017: Congrats to grad student Ian Pavelich who was awarded an ARCS fellowship!

June 2017: Christine is an invited speaker at the 5th Annual Symposium on Structural Biology at the Oklahoma COBRE in Structural Biology Center. (http://structuralbiology.ou.edu/symposium)

June 2017: Christine is awarded the American Crystallographic Association Etter Award at the Annual meeting in New Orleans! We are grateful for this recognition! http://www.amercrystalassn.org/2017-award-winners

May 2017: Christine gives a seminar at Northwestern University.

April 2017: Christine gives a seminar at Vanderbilt University.

March 2017: Christine gives a seminar at the University of Texas in Austin.

March 2017: Eric successfully defends his PhD thesis. Congrats!

March 2017: Congratulations to grad student Eric Hoffer for his paper published in JBC!

February 2017: Congratulations to postdoc Miki Ruangprasert for her paper published in Molecular Microbiology!

2016

December 2016: Chemistry Department Graduate Students Ha An Nguyen and Ian Pavelich join the lab- welcome!

October 2016: Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Graduate Student Abraham (Jon) Moller rotates in the lab- welcome!

September 2016: Molecular Systems Pharmacology Graduate Student Lynnea Harris and Chemistry Department Graduate Students Ha An Nguyen and Ian Pavelich rotate in the lab- welcome!

September 2016: Grad student Eric Hoffer’s paper has been published at Cell Reports! Congratulations!

July 2016: Grad student Eric Hoffer presents at the Protein Society meeting in Baltimore.

July 2016: Christine is selected as a Faculty Mentor at the Gordon Research Symposium on Microbial Stress.

July 2016: Christine gives a seminar at the EMBO Ribosome meeting in Strasbourg, France.

July 2016: Christine visits Prof. Kenn Gerdes lab at the University of Copenhagen and presents a seminar at the Center for Bacterial Stress Response and Persistence.

July 2016: Christine is named the 2017 American Crystallographic Association Etter Early Career Awardee. We are grateful for the recognition from the ACA!

June 2016: Agnes Scott College undergraduate Meklit Tilahun and Atlanta Girls School high school students Jessica Jordan and Ayesha Quadri join the lab for the summer!

June 2016: Marc’s papers have been accepted at RNA and Nucleic Acids Research! Congrats!

May 2016: Christine is named a Burroughs Wellcome Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases Awardee for the lab’s work on the molecular mechanisms of bacterial toxin-antitoxin complexes. We are very grateful for the support from the BWF!

April 2016: Christine gives a seminar in the Departments of Biochemistry and Microbiology at Indiana University.

April 2016: Christine helps organize the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) annual meeting in San Diego, CA.

March 2016: Postdoctoral fellow Jeff Meisner joins the lab- welcome!

March 2016: Marc successfully defends his PhD thesis. Congrats!

February 2016: Christine gives a seminar at the RNA Interest Group at the University of Utah.

March 2016: Marc is selected as the 2016 Southeastern Regional Access Team (SER-CAT) beamline Young Investigator of the Year! This is an award given to the best manuscript by a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow who uses the SER-CAT X-ray beamline at the Advanced Photon Source in Chicago. Congrats! Marc also gave a seminar at the Emory hosted SER-CAT Annual Meeting.

March 2016: Emory undergraduate Cheston Hussein joins the lab- welcome!

January 2016: Emory undergraduate and SIRE fellow Kim Zaldana joins the lab- welcome!

January 2016: Christine presents a lab poster at the Emory University Antibiotic Resistance Center scientific advisory meeting.

2015

November 2015: Christine gives a seminar at National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at the NIH in Bethesda, MD.

October 2015:  Christine gives a seminar in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Michigan.

October 2015: Grad student Marc's manuscript is accepted at PNAS! Congrats!

September 2015: BCDB grad student Sam Schwartz rotates- welcome!

September 2015: Emory undergraduate Courtney Shin joins the lab- welcome!

August 2015: Undergrad Nina Onouha returns from Tufts University where she did research this summer for her senior year at Emory!

August 2015: Grad students Marc and Eric, and Christine present their research at the Microbial Genetics Conference in Madison, WI.

July 2015: Postdoc Jack starts his own lab at the University of Alabama. We will miss you Jack! Good luck!

July 2015: Grad student Eric is accepted into the Emory NIH-sponsored BEST program. Congrats!

July 2015: Postdocs T and Miki’s paper on the biochemical characterization of toxin YafQ is accepted in Nucleic Acids Research! Congrats!

July 2015: Grad student Eric’s manuscript in collaboration with the Woychik lab at Rutgers is published in Nature Communications. Congrats!

April 2015: Emory undergrads Adrienne Repack and Nina Onouha present their research at the Emory Undergraduate symposium.

March 2015: Christine gives a seminar in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Rochester.

March 2015: Christine presents at a Pew Biomedical Scholars meeting in Vieques, Puerto Rico.

January 2015: Postdoc Jack’s review on mRNA frame maintenance is published in Biochimie. Congrats!

2014

December 2014: Christine gives a seminar at the Department of Structural Biology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Institute in Memphis, Tennessee.

December 2014: Grad student Marc is selected to give a seminar to at the Zing Nucleic Acids Conference in Cancun, Mexico.

November 2014: Postdoc Jack and grad students Marc and Eric present their research projects at the Pittsburgh Diffraction Conference held in Athens, Georgia. Congrats to Marc who won the Best Poster!

September 2014: Grad student Marc is selected the Biochemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology Student of the Year. Congrats Marc!

September 2014: Grad student Crys’ manuscript in collaboration with Yomi Oyelere’s group at Georgia Tech is accepted at ACS Chemical Biology. Congrats!

September 2014: Grad student Crys successfully defends her PhD thesis! Crys started her postdoctoral studies in Dr. Adrian Ferre D’Amare’s lab at the NIH. Congrats!

September 2014: Grad student Crys’ paper on the structural basis for suppressor tRNASufJ in +1 frameshifting is accepted in RNA. Congrats!

July 2014: Christine is a selected speaker at the GRC Microbial Stress conference held in Massachusetts.

July 2014: Postdocs ‘T’s and Jack’s manuscript is accepted in PNAS. Congrats!

June 2014: Christine attends a MRC LMB alumni event in Cambridge where a mini Ribo symposium was held.

May 2014: Christine is a selected speaker at the Translational Recoding meeting held in Kilharry, Ireland.

April 2014: Postdocs Miki and ‘T’ manuscript on the structure and function of toxin-antitoxin DinJ-YafQ complex is published in JBC. Congrats!

April 2014: Christine is a selected speaker at the ASBMB meeting held in San Diego, California. Jack and Marc presented posters at the conference.

April 2014: Christine and grad student Marc publish a News and Views commentary on Prof Chris Hayes new structure of a contact-dependent toxin-antidote complex in Structure.

March 2014: Postdoc Jack’s manuscript is published in PNAS in collaboration with the Conn lab. Congrats Jack!

February 2014: Christine gives a seminar on her research in the Biochemistry department at the University of Missouri, Columbia.

February 2014: Christine attends the Pew annual meeting for Biomedical Scholars held in Costa Rica.


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2012-2013

November 2013: Christine gives a seminar on her research in the Biology department at Kennesaw State University.

November 2013: Grad student Marc’s manuscript is published in JBC. Congrats Marc!

October 2013: Christine gives a seminar on her research in the Biochemistry department at the University of Chicago.

July 2013: Christine is a co-chair for the session ‘Supramolecular Assemblies’ at the ACA meeting in Hawaii and gives a seminar.

July 2013: Christine is a selected speaker at the Ribosome meeting held in Napa, California. Dayne, ‘T’ and Marc present posters at the conference.

July 2013: Grad student Marc is selected and attends the CCP4 meeting on Crystallographic methods held at APS in Chicago. Congrats Marc!

June 2013: Christine is an invited speaker at the Gordon Conference on Nucleic Acids held in Maine. Crys presents a poster at the meeting.

May 2013: Marc is awarded a NIH NRSA pre-doctoral fellowship! Congrats!

May 2013: Christine gives a seminar on her research in the Biology department at Columbia University.

April 2013: Christine gives a seminar on her research in the Biology department at Clemson University.

May 2013: Christine is an invited speaker at the SER-CAT meeting held at Florida State University.

February 2013: Christine attends the Pew annual meeting for Biomedical Scholars held in Vieques Island, Puerto Rico.

January 2013: Grad student Crys’ manuscript is published in PNAS and Prof. Peter Moore wrote a nice commentary on its mechanistic significance. Congrats Crys!

December 2012: Christine is an invited speaker at the tRNA meeting held in Chile.

October 2012: Postdoc Dayne West joins the lab from the University of Florida where he received his PhD in Prof. Robert McKenna’s laboratory on structural and functional studies of carbonic anhydrase.

September 2012: Christine presents a poster at the Cold Spring Harbor conference on Translational Control.


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2010-2011

December 2011: Christine gives a seminar at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Biochemistry department.

September 2011: Grad student Marc is selected to be a trainee on the BCMB (Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology) training grant! Congrats!
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July 2011: Dr. Ajchareeya (Miki) Ruangprasert joins the lab from the University of Georgia where she was finishing a short-term postdoc in Dr. Ellen Neidle lab. Miki received her PhD in Dr. Cory Momany in the Department of Microbiology also at University of Georgia.

June 2011: Emory undergraduate Nisha Giridharin is awarded a HHMI- SIRE fellowship to continue her research in the laboratory. Congrats!

May 2011: BCDB graduate student Marc Schureck join the lab. Marc received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of Florida.

May 2011: Christine’s postdoctoral advisor, Venki Ramakrishnan is awarded the 2011 McCormick prize at Emory for his contribution to his research on revealing how antibiotics bind to the bacterial ribosome.

April 2011: Christine receives a Emory URC (University Research Council) grant to work on understanding the structural basis for stop codon read through.

April 2011: Christine gives a seminar at the 20th annual Suddath symposium on Ribosome: Structure, Function and Evolution
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June 2011: Christine is named a 2011 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences:
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January 2011: Dr. Jack Dunkle joins the lab from Prof. Jamie Cate’s lab at the University of California, Berkeley.

October 2010: Christine gives a seminar in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Georgia Tech.

August 2010: Grad student Crys is awarded a National Defense Science and Engineering pre-doctoral fellowship! Congrats!

August 2010: Grad student Crys is accepted and attends the Cold Spring Harbor course on X-ray crystallography!
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August 2010: Christine is co-PI on a successfully awarded NSF grant for an automated isothermal titration microcalorimeter (Graeme Conn from the Biochemistry dept at Emory is PI).
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May 2010: Christine gives a seminar in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Georgia.

May 2010: Grad student Crys passes her BCDB third year oral examination!

February 2010: Christine gives a seminar for the Microbiology department at The Ohio State University.

January 2010: Christine is awarded a 5 year NSF CAREER award.
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2008-2009

October 2009: Christine’s postdoc advisor, Venki Ramakrishnan is awarded the 2009 Nobel prize in Chemistry for his work on ribosome structure and function along with Professors Tom Steitz and Ada Yonath
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October 2009: Christine is an invited speaker at the Pittsburgh Diffraction conference in Athens, Georgia.

September 2009: Grad student Crys is awarded a NIH training grant slot from the BCDB program!

July 2009: Dr. Tatsuya Maehigashi joins the lab from Prof Loren Williams lab at Georgia Tech.

June 2009: BCDB second year student Crystal Fagan joins the lab.

May 2009: Christine is an invited speaker at the Mississippi Biophysics Consortium at Mississippi State University in Starksville.

April 2009: Christine convenes a session entitled ‘Ribosome regulation’ at the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) meeting in Philadelphia.

September 2008: Georgia Tech Professor Loren Williams, along with 9 other research groups including the Dunham lab, is awarded a 5 year NASA Astrobiology grant.
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June 2008: Christine is an invited speaker at the Mid-Atlantic Crystallography conference in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

April 2008: Christine opens her lab at Emory!

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