Taylor defense her senior thesis! (May 2) Congratulations on doing a fantastic job defending your thesis, Taylor! (tweet) I suppose this also means, she is graduating and leaving the group. Look luck on your future endeavors!
Trevor Wins Tufts Pride on the Hill Award! (Mar 18) Congratulations, Trevor! The Pride on the Hill Award is named for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender alumni organization of Tufts. The award honors undergraduate or graduate students who, through community involvement, artistic expression, written work or scientific research have contributed the most to an understanding at Tufts of gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender identities during the preceding academic year.
Manuscript accepted! (Feb 21)
Congrats to Sara and Venkatesh for having their manuscript “Establishing Synthesis Pathway-Host Compatibility via Enzyme Solubility” accepted for publication in Biotechnology & Bioengineering! link & bioRxiv
Another manuscript up on bioRxiv! (Feb 12)
Joe’s manuscript titled, “Surpassing thermodynamic, kinetic, and stability barriers to isomerization catalysis for tagatose biosynthesis” is up! (link) Fingers crossed for the peer-review!
Prof. Nair gives a seminar at the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering at Iowa State University. (Feb 6 – 7) Thanks to Prof. Zengyi Shao and Prof. Tom Mansell for the invitation and the opportunity to present our work on non-native substrate metabolism in S. cerevisiae (link).
New manuscript preprint up! (Feb 1)
Sara’s new manuscript is up on bioRxiv! It’s about incorporating enzyme promiscuity to expand genome-scale metabolic models and explain the presence of unaccounted metabolites seen in metabolomics data! (link)