Thesis defense: Dr. Ray Borg

Thesis defense: Dr. Ray Borg

Congratulations to Dr. Ray Borg for successfully defending his thesis on September 16, 2021! Ray described a collaboration with Prof. Arnab Mukherjee’s laboratory at UCSB, to develop phages for biomedical imaging. The defense was virtual but the spirit was real....
Thesis defense: Dr. Janzen

Thesis defense: Dr. Janzen

Congratulations to Dr. Evan Janzen for a well-deserved finish to his graduate studies! Five years of dedicated work spanning organic synthesis, RNA biochemistry, and bioinformatics was summarized in an excellent thesis defense. Dr. Janzen will be venturing across the...
Why do phages tolerate molecular engineering?

Why do phages tolerate molecular engineering?

When Huan Peng first cloned M13 chimeras by mix-and-match with other filamentous phages, in order to change the host targeted, we thought we’d probably need to do at least a little directed evolution to improve the folding or affinity of the new chimeras. That...
Thesis defense: Dr. Tran

Thesis defense: Dr. Tran

Congratulations to Dr. Claire Tran on successfully defending her thesis! We will miss her hard-won expertise in protein and RNA biochemistry as well as her carefully crafted ‘joke’ slides. Dr. Tran is heading to Boston to join i2o Therapeutics.
Now at UCLA

Now at UCLA

After more than seven wonderful years at UCSB, our lab is beginning a new chapter at UCLA! We are excited to join the ‘Bruin’ family in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Many thanks to our tireless and optimistic lab mates who packed...