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CONNELL LECTURE SERIES: DR. DAVID BAKER

CONNELL LECTURE SERIES: DR. DAVID BAKER

Written by Huong Nguyen Photo courtesy of the Institute for Protein Design, University of Washington Dr. David Baker is a professor at the University of Washington, where he is also the founder and director of the Institute of Protein Design. On top of that, he 

Connell lecture series: Dr. Maitreya Dunham

Connell lecture series: Dr. Maitreya Dunham

Interview by Cindy Yimei Wan Written by Cindy Yimei Wan and Kate Jiang Dr. Maitreya Dunham is a professor at the Genome Sciences department at University of Washington. Dr. Dunham was invited to give a Connell lecture on May 10th, 2023, during which she talked 

Biochemistry Poem: Cure

Biochemistry Poem: Cure

written by Umayeer Milky header by Hedy Liu CAR T-cell cancer therapy— survival strategy: find the heaviest weaponry in the nanoscale arsenal of the anatomy; make gene edits, grow in the laboratory. In the body, a retroviral delivery; haywire artillery, erratic toxicity: not sepsis, but a cytokine storm to harness the elements, hit the target. “cured 

Transcript’s 1-Sentence Thesis Contest

Transcript’s 1-Sentence Thesis Contest

Image credit: pch.vector on Freepik Written by Alison Mao Pick up any thesis in the departmental seminar room and thousands of words covering years of hard work from a graduate student, in addition to how they fit into decades of previous research, will unfold in 

Choice of Life

Choice of Life

written by Kate Jiang Header image by Sangharsh Lohakare on Unsplash Content warning: This fictional work contains mention of suicide. Please refer to the Biochemistry Health and Wellness resource page if you need any support. The first time I was told that I would not 

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Gira Bhabha and Dr. Damian Ekiert

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Gira Bhabha and Dr. Damian Ekiert

Header image of Dr. Damian Ekiert (left) and Dr. Gira Bhabha (right) courtesy of the NYU Grossman School of Medicine Written by Alison Mao The old saying “two heads are better than one” might have some merit when it comes to the challenge of managing 

Biochemistry Cartoon Series: Getting Food With Your Labmates

Biochemistry Cartoon Series: Getting Food With Your Labmates

Laboratory work introduces you to several delicious varieties of sandwiches. Conceptualized by Matt GilesIllustration by Cindy Yimei Wan

From Cells to Vials, How Biomanufacturing is Done

From Cells to Vials, How Biomanufacturing is Done

Source: Lucy Knowles/UC Davis Written by Annoj Thavalingam Food, pharmaceuticals, and really anything produced in bulk to enter our bodies, are required by law to adhere to safety and quality regulations dictated by Health Canada. The practices that consistently result in safe-to-consume products can be 

People’s Choice of Amino Acids: Nominating Our Favorite Protein Building Blocks

People’s Choice of Amino Acids: Nominating Our Favorite Protein Building Blocks

written by Kate Jiang Illustration by Cindy Yimei Wan The shared carboxyl and amino groups. The single hydrogen that casually hangs on the central carbon. And of course, the varied R-groups that come with at least 20 flavors and give rise to billions of different 

Connell Lecture Series: Dr. Michael Rosen

Connell Lecture Series: Dr. Michael Rosen

Written by Cindy Yimei Wan Dr. Michael Rosen is the Chair of the Department of Biophysics at UT Southwestern Medical Center and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Dr. Rosen was invited to give a Connell Lecture on March 9th, 2022, during which