Colin successfully defends his thesis! He will be heading to Germany to complete a postdoc in the Nourmohammad Group at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-organization.
Sarah's review on replisome dynamics is published in Current Genetics (see pubs)!
Monica is awarded an NSF graduate research fellowship!
Jackie's paper on T6SS dynamics is published (see pubs)!
Stella's paper is accepted (see pubs)!
Physics graduate student Isaac Shelby joins collaboration between the Wiggins and Fu Labs. Welcome Isaac!
Monica receives Molecular Biophysics Training Grant. Congrats Monica!
Jackie passes her final exam and accepts postdoc in the Gahlmann Lab at University of Virginia!
Sarah passed her final exam. She will continue her work as a postdoc in Wiggins/Merrikh Labs.
Microbiology graduate student Monica Cesinger joins the the Merrikh/Wiggins Labs to study DNA replication!
Congrats to Dr. Julie Cass! Julie will be joining the Daniel Lab at UW as a postdoc.
Dr. Stella passed her final exam and now works at Google!
Sarah's papers on replisome positioning and dynamics were accepted at PLoS Genetics and eLife (see pubs)!
Julie's paper on image cytometry was published (see pubs)!
Colin passes his general exam!
Stella's paper on SuperSegger was published (see pubs)!
Julie's paper on Chromosome Dynamics was published (see pubs)!
Sarah absolutely slays her general exam. Good work!
Stella celebrates May Day by acing her general exam!
Julie passed her general exam too! Woo hoo!
Jackie passed her general exam with flying colors. Congrats!!!
Dr. Nate's paper with the Spakowitz group is featured as New and Notable by the Biophysical Journal!
Stella's mRNA dynamics paper and Dr. Nate's ASKA paper are accepted (see pubs)!
Jackie and Stella present their work at the 2014 Northwest APS meeting.
Dr. Nate, Jackie, and Sarah travel to San Fran to present their work at the 2014 BPS Conference.
Physics graduate student Stella Stylianidou joins the group.
Physics graduate student Jackie Corbitt joins the group.
Nate's paper on chromosome segregation.
Physics grad student Sarah Mangiameli joins the lab to work on DNA replication.
Physics Grad Student Julie Cass joins the lab to work on chromosome segregation in E. coli. Welcome!
Congrats to the newly minted Dr. Brian Ross (about time!)
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