Welcome to summer research students Coco Zhang ’26, Emily Villegas-Garcia ’26, Ethan Jeon ‘24.5, and Josh Lee ’24!
Congratulations to Madeline Ohl ’23 and Ziyang Shen ’23 for completing their senior theses! Madeline’s Biology thesis brings both new rigor and new complexity to our investigation of natural plasmid transformation. Ziyang’s Chemistry thesis boosts the capabilities of our DNA construction software tools and brings us closer to sharing them with other groups.
Welcome to Dylan Taylor and Robin Kitazono, joining the lab as RAs!
Congratulations to Michelle Laker ’22 and Odysseas Morgan ’22 for completing their senior theses! Michelle’s Biology thesis lays the groundwork for directed evolution of Vnat natural transformation. Odysseas’s Chemistry thesis adapts in vivo mutagenesis tools for function in Vnat. Both projects will continue!
Welcome to Ashrita Iyengar and Ellia Chiang, joining the lab as RAs!
Welcome to Evelyn Qi, Jenny Yu, and Ziyang Shen, joining the lab for Winter Study!
Farewell to Aspen Pierson ‘21.5 and congratulations on completing her senior thesis investigating methods to improve natural plasmid transformation efficiency! Aspen is going on to study public health in Guatemala this spring.