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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 

Biochemistry Cartoon Series: Grad Student Alignment Chart

Biochemistry Cartoon Series: Grad Student Alignment Chart

Determine your moral alignment today. Illustration by Cindy Yimei Wan

Biochemistry Cartoon Series: The types of friends you’ll make in grad school

Biochemistry Cartoon Series: The types of friends you’ll make in grad school

Making friends in a new program can be hard, which is why we’ve put together this handy reference. Illustration by Cindy Yimei Wan

Connell Lecture Series: Dr. Agata Smogorzewska

Connell Lecture Series: Dr. Agata Smogorzewska

written by Kate Jiang Dr. Agata Smogorzewska is an associate professor at the Rockefeller University. On December 8th, 2021, she gave a Connell lecture on her lab’s research in DNA interstrand crosslink repair and its link to tumorigenesis. I spoke with Dr. Smogorzewska to learn 

BIOCHEMISTRY CARTOON SERIES: ORGANELLE PROTEIN IMPORT CAN BE PER“PEX”ING

BIOCHEMISTRY CARTOON SERIES: ORGANELLE PROTEIN IMPORT CAN BE PER“PEX”ING

Written by Nicholas Demers, Illustrated by Chloe Mitchell Researcher: Nicholas Demers Group: Kim Lab Our cells contain compartments, known as organelles, that are full of specific proteins. This allows our cellular compartments to perform their functions, such as energy production, protein sorting, pathogen degradation, and