Welcome Jonmatthew Bile who is rotating in the lab this semester!
Our collaborative work led by Peter Dahl on biofilm formation mechanism with Yildiz (UCSC) and Jun Liu is published in mBio!
Our efforts to develop commercial applications of protein nanowires has been , Selected in for Humanity campaign - Yale’s most ambitious fundraising effort! The campaign is guided by Yale’s mission to improve the world now and for future generations. Yale is making investments for the greatest impact, ensuring that our faculty and students have the support they need as they tackle the most critical challenges facing humankind. This campaign builds on our unique strengths, and its four priority areas encompass the people, programs, and projects at Yale that expand our potential to make a difference around the globe.
Congratulations Yixuan Chen for presenting awesome rotation talk combining experiments and computations!
Congratulation Peter Dahl who is starting a postdoc at National Renewable Energy Laboratory!
Excited to be part of this wonderful BioRxiv collaboration with Banfield Lab and Oxford Nanopore to identify archaeal cytochrome OmcZ nanowire assembly machinery in new methane-oxidizers & their giant extracromosomal elecments called Borgs, where Cong Shen realizes our prediction in Nature Microbiology paper led by Yangqi Gu that Nanowires are Everywhere! Tweetorial
Please also see our Nature Chemical Biology paper led by Sibel Ebru Yalcin about how we first discovered OmcZ nanowires!
Congratulations to former graduate student Yangqi Gu for European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Fellowship (2023-2025)!
Five awesome PhDs in one year! Congratulations to Drs. Cong Shen, Aldo Salazar-Morale, Peter Dahl, Catharine Shipps, and Vishok Srikanth! Richly deserved. It was a great honor and privilege to serve as your mentor! All the best for the future!
Congratulations to Peter Dahl and Aldo Salazar-Morales for successfully defending their PhD thesis!
Nature Microbiology paper on the structure, assembly and function of OmcZ nanowires is out! Congrautlations Yangqi gu and the team!
Our lab with Olivera Francetic lab (Pasteur Institue) is one of the five teams to receive the NSF-ANR award!
Peter’s collaborative work with Mike Murell and Themis Kyriakides labs on how diabatic cells show higher stiffness is published in Scientific Reports !
Congratulations Sibel Ebru Yalcin for following three honors!
- University of Chicago Future Faculty Conference
- Laura Bassi Scholarship for Junior Academics
- Alan Alda Center’s Women in STEM Leadership Program
Congratulations Dr. Vishok and Dr. Catharine for defending their PhD thesis with flying colors!
Nature Communications paper on the suprisingly ultrafast electron transfer in OmcS nanowires giving rise to photoconductivity in living biofilms wihtout any need for photosensitizers.
Selected as Editor’s Highlight among the 50 best Nature Communications papers in Inorganic & Physical Chemistry.
Led by Jens and Catharine, Matthew, Sibel wth Cong, and Vishok with Prof. Brudvig and Prof. Batista.
Led by Peter with Sophia, Yangqi, Catharine, Jens, Matthew, Sibel and Batista Lab.
Check out Peter’s recent paper in Nature Neuroscience in collaboration with Duy Phan and Kris Kahle. We showed that some forms of hydrocephalus (fluid in the brain) are due to decresed stiffness of the brain affecting development rather than dysregulation of fluid flow as clasically believed. Press and Tweetorial
Congratulations Hanwen for winning President’s Fellowship!
Check out our latest publication in Nature Communications on how to turn E-coli pili into wires using non-natural amino acids with click chemistry functionality. With Isaacs and Batista lab. Led by Dan Shapiro, Guna Mandava, Sibel Ebru Yalcin with critical help from many members of the lab
Congratulations Matthew for NIH F32 fellowship!
Catharine’s image is selected for the journal cover!
Commentary on proton-coupled electron transfer is published in Biochemical Journal Congratulations Matthew for leading this effort!
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Congratulations Yangqi and Vishok for leading this work with help from Aldo and all coauthors.
Welcome back Guna who is starting as a postgraduuate in the lab!
Welcome to Bianca, Jerry and Hanwen for their undergraduate summer research!
Congruatulations Guna who is awarded Paul Sigler Prize for excellence in scholarship and research- the highest honor for MB&B undergraduates
Congruatulations Yangqi for being nominated by Yale for Google’s Schmidt Science Fellowship in partnership with Rhodes Trust.
Congratulations Maria do Pilar Castillo Portela who has received Fulbright Scholarship to visit us from Portugal!
Welcome Andrew (Andy) Rodriguez! Andy is joing the lab as MB&B PhD student from BQBS track.
Nikhil is invited to present at Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting, Symposium on Genetically-encoded and bioinspired materials science , Honolulu, Hawai’I, May 7 – 13, 2022.
Congratulations Guna Mandava for successfully defending his BS-MS thesis!
Congratulations Catharine Shipps for receiving BBS graduate student fellowship for her academic achievements and service to Yale and the community. This fellowship is to honor the memory of former BBS graduate student Annie Le. Annie displayed unique and wonderful attributes, and the fellowship recognizes BBS students who exemplify traits similar to Annie’s.
Congratulations Hanwen Zhang for Yale College Research Fellowship!
Welcome to BQBS graduate student Anjana Kammath who is rotating in the lab this semester.
Welcome to freshmans Hanwen Zhang and Hyerim Bianca Nam!
Roadmap on biofilms published in Physical Biology. Thank you Prof. Gerard Wong for this wonderful opporunity to contribute!
Peter Dahl is selected for a National Graduate Student Symposium and Future Fellow Research Conference at St. Jude Medical Center. Congratulations!
Welcome to Zion Perry and Welcome back Andrew Rodriguez who are rotating in the lab.
Nikhil is selected as a finalist for The Blavatnik Fund for Innovation to develop protein-nanowire-based sensors. Here is the link for PitchFest!
American Society of Microbiology Podcast about our work on nanowires: This week in Microbiology (Starts 16:30 minutes)
Nanowire work is highlighted in NBC-SYFY
November 2020 Nanowire work is highlighted in Scientific American
October 2020 Welcome BQBS rotation student Christian Freniere!
Nikhl serves on a panel for new professors moderated by Dean of Diversity and Faculty Development in the FAS Larry Gladne. Here is he aricle by Yale Daily News.
Review on microbial nanowires is published in Current Opinion in Chemical Biology
Lab receives NSF Early-Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) grant!
Welcome to summer students Guna Mandava, Ronald Hood, Michelle Lee, Andy Rodriguez and Titie De .
April 2019- OmcS nanowire structure paper published in Cell. Congratulations Yangqi on his first, first-author paper!
October 2017 - Congratulations Winston for selection in Tau Beta Pi, the prestigious engineering honor society restricted to 12.5% Yale juniors!
Welcome to BBSB graduate students Peter Dahl and Catharine Shipps who are rotating in lab this semester.
Welcome to Nuzzrath Mohamed Jabarullad (Hazeena) who is visiting student from National Institute of Singapore.
Welcome to Physics Senior Daniel Shapiro who will be working jointly with Farren Issaacs Lab.
July 2017- Nikhil was a keynote speaker for Gordon Research Seminar - Microbial Adhesion and Signal Transduction
May 2017 - Nikhil receives Hartwell Foundation Research Award.
May 2017 - Welcome to Cong ! He joins us from the Microbiology program.
Winston is selected for Stanford’s Future Leaders Program !
Congratulations Yangqi for prize in 3 minute thesis competition!
January 2017- Nikhil receives Hood Foundation Child Health Research Award. Yale Press Release