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
We are always interested in recruiting bright, creative and motivated students and postdoctoral fellows to join our research group. If interested, please click here.
February 2019: Congrats to Marc, Jeff, Dongxue and Eric for their paper published in Mol Microbiol!
February 2019: Congrats to Ha An for her research published in JBC as an Editor’s Selection!
January 2019: Congrats to lab members Eric and Ha An for their travel awards to present 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!
May 2018: Congrats to Ha An for her travel award to attend the RNA Society Meeting held in Berkeley!
April 2018: Congrats to Ha An for receiving the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award!
August 2017: Congrats to Ian Pavelich who was awarded an ARCS scholarship!
June 2017: Christine is awarded the American Crystallographic Association Etter Award at the Annual