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Oscar Vargas of the Söll Group
October 12, 2022
Oscar Vargas, PhD, Associate Research Scientist in the laboratory of Dieter Söll, recently received an EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) from the NSF....
Don Engelman
October 6, 2022
In collaboration with a research team from the University of Rhode Island and the Miriam Hospital in Providence, MB&B professor, Don Engelman, Ph.D, recently published an...
A Cryo-EM Method for Near-atomic Structures in the Intricate Networks - Kai Zhang
September 30, 2022
A grand challenge of modern cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) is to determine high-resolution biological structures in their native states in the subcellular context....
MB&B researchers uncover and overcome translational roadblocks as they engineer a synthetic tRNA.
September 21, 2022
Genetic recoding is a powerful tool to utilize non-canonical amino acids and create highly diverse proteins. Researchers in MB&B have been working on expanding the...
Malvankar Lab publishes on ultrafast electron transfer through nanowires of living biofilms
September 16, 2022
Members from the group of Nikhil Malvankar, Associate Professor of MB&B in the Microbial Sciences Institute, recently published results in Nature Communications which...
Wang and colleagues report the structure of the Human Polypyrimidine Splicing Factor (PSF) in complex with RNA
September 14, 2022
Jimin Wang and colleagues recently characterized the Human Polypyrimidine Splicing Factor (PSF/SFPQ), an important tumor suppressor protein and multifunctional protein that...
MB&B researchers show how MD simulations can inform structure-based drug design
September 13, 2022
Remdesivir, the nucleotide analog, is known to interact with the SARS-CoV-2 nsp12 RNA dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) and act via a delayed inhibition mechanism . While...