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Nathaniel Wesley earns his PhD

September 22, 2022

Nathaniel Wesley successfully defended his thesis on August 17th, 2022, titled, “Characterization of Chromatin Interactions using TR-FRET.” The work was completed under the direction of Robert K. McGinty, MD, PhD. View the Biochemistry and Biophysics department news post for details.

MCBP Annual Bowling Social

August 18, 2022

The incoming cohort of Molecular and Cellular Biophysics Program students joined 2nd year students and program directors, Brian Kuhlman and Kevin Slep, for a bowling social. This year, the incoming cohort of students are from three departments, including BBSP, chemistry, … Continued

James Fay earns his PhD

July 22, 2022

Jimmy Fay successfully defended his thesis on July 20th, 2022, titled, “The Nanoformulation of Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor and Reformulation with PEG-free Polymers”. The work was completed under the direction of Alexander V. Kabanov. View the Department of Biochemistry and … Continued

Shen Shen PhD (2013 Alum) Update

July 18, 2022

Shen Shen is Senior Director of Gene Therapy Vectorology at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in Boston, MA. Her expertise involves gene therapy vector design, therapeutic CRISPR/Cas9 editing design, preclinical pharmacology studies for both viral and non-viral delivery modalities, and molecular engineering of … Continued

Barry Lentz Travel Award recipients

June 21, 2022

Five trainees in the Molecular and Cellular Biophysics Program received the Barry Lentz Travel Award this spring. The award provides financial support to students who are traveling to a conference to present research.   I-Te Chu in the Pielak lab – … Continued

First annual field day competition

May 23, 2022

Last Friday, May 20, biophysics students planned and participated in a friendly field day competition. Students were grouped by cohort and a biophysics faculty joined each team. Games included centrifuge bottle bowling, serological pipette horseshoe, beaker flip, and a lab … Continued

New Student Talks

May 12, 2022

On May 19th, four Molecular and Cellular Biophysics trainees will give talks on a research project of choice from their first year rotations. The event is hosted by the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics to welcome new students to the … Continued