June 2018

The lab welcomes Elizabeth Chavez! (June 1) Elizabeth is is an REU student from UNC – Chapell Hill! She will be working as a joint student with the Hassoun group to advance computational metabolic engineering. Welcome, Elizabeth! The lab re-visits Medford High School! (June 11 – 14) This is to continue our ongoing efforts to introduce …

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May 2018

Sean and Trevor pass their oral qualifiers! (May 31) Congrats to Sean and Trevor for successfully passing their oral qualifying exam! A job well done! Venkatesh’s work featured in NSF’s Science 360! (May 22) Links to NSF Science 360 and Youtube. Venkatesh graduates! (May 19) Prof. Nair hooded Venkatesh, the first PhD student to graduate from the Nair …

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April 2018

Venkatesh successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis! (April 17) Congratulation, Venkatesh – job well done! Thanks to his committee members, Prof. Joshua Krizter, Prof. Kyong Lee, and Prof. Lee Lynd (who came down from Dartmouth and presented an excellent talk earlier in the day). Emma joins the lab! (April 10) Emma Meehan (ChBE ’21) joins the lab as …

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March 2018

Prof. Nair attends ACS BIOT spring meeting in New Orleans, LA. (Mar 18 – 22) Met current and former Zhao lab members, as always, for lunch. Small group this time – with Zengyi Shao (Iowa State), Huimin Zhao (UIUC), Ryan Cobb (Dow Agrosciences), and Behnam Enghiad (grad student in the Zhao lab).   Venkatesh’s paper is accepted for …

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January 2018

Prof. Nair visits his alma mater to deliver a seminar! (1/29) Prof. Nair returned to Cornell and presented results from Venkatesh’s work on xylose metabolism in yeast. It was great to be back in Ithaca after almost a decade and a half after graduation! Thanks to Prof. Matthew DeLisa for the invitation.