The Dunham laboratory studies the structure and function of bacterial protein synthesis. The ribosome is a large macromolecular machine that produces all proteins in every living organism and is the target for half of all clinical antibiotics. Therefore understanding how the ribosome is regulated is a fundamental question in biology.
We study both the canonical function of the ribosome as well as the regulation of translation that results from stress. Major projects include understanding how the ribosome maintains the three
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May 2019: BCDB Graduate Student Jacob Mattingly joins the lab- welcome!
April 2019: Congrats to Pooja for being acknowledged as a NSF GRFP Honorable Mention!
April 2019: We are grateful for receiving the 2018 Cozzarelli Prize from the National Academy of Sciences for the Best Biological Sciences Paper published in 2018!
April 2019: Congrats to Ian for his selection to give a seminar at the 2019 EMBO Toxin-Antitoxin meeting in Windsor, England!
April 2019: Congrats to lab members Eric, Ha An, Ian, Pooja and Kim who presented their research at the ASBMB meeting in Orlando!
December 2018: Chemistry Department graduate student Jiayue Sun joins the lab- welcome!
July 2018: Congrats to Christine for being selected the 2019 ASBMB Young Investigator!
May 2018: MSP graduate student Pooja Srinivas joins the lab- welcome!