Backus, Keriann

Awards:

  • DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (2019)
  • Beckman Young Investigator Award, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation (2019)
  • Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellowship (2013)
  • Rhodes Scholarship, Washington State and New College (2007)
  • NIH Oxford Cambridge Scholarship (2007)

Members of the group who have won awards/fellowships:

Graduate Students:

  • Maria Palafox, NSF GSRF Honorable Mention and CBI Training Grant 2018 –
  • Jose Castellon, NSF GSRF 2017 –
  • Ernest Armenta, Stone Fellow 2018-; CMB Training Grant 2019

Recent notable papers:

  • Hacker SM#, Backus KM*#, Lazear MR, Forli S, Correia B, Cravatt BF#. (2017) Proteome-wide assessment of lysine reactivity and ligandability. Nature Chemistry 9:1181–1190; PMCID: PMC5726523. *co-first authorship; #co-corresponding author.
  • Backus KM#, Correia B, Lum K, Forli S, Horning B, González-Páez GE, Chatterjee S, Wolan D, Cravatt BF#. (2016) Proteome-wide covalent ligand discovery in native biological systems. Nature 534: 570-4; PMCID: PMC4919207. #co-corresponding author.

Bowie, James

Awards:

  • 2019 Paul M. Horowitz Memorial Lecturer, UT San Antonio
  • 2018 Fellow of the Biophysical Society Award
  • 2018 Choh Hao Li Memorial Lecturer, Academia Sinica
  • 2018 UCLA Postdoctoral Society Postdoc Mentoring Award Finalist
  • 2017 Anatrace Award for Membrane Proteins, Biophysical Society
  • 2016 Higgs Lecturer at Kings College, London

Members of the group who have won awards/fellowships:

Graduate Students

  • Meaghan Valliere, CBI Training grant, 2016-18
  • Hongjian Liu, CSST Fellowship
  • Jeffrey Vinokur, Audrey Fowler Fellow, 2017
  • Nick Woodall, Audrey Fowler Fellow, 2015
  • Postdoctoral Scholars
  • Duyoung Min, Chancellor’s Award for Postdoctoral Research, 2018

Recent notable papers:

  • Valliere MA, Korman TP, Woodall NB, Khitrov GA, Taylor RE, Baker D, Bowie JU, A cell-free platform for the prenylation of natural products and application to cannabinoid production, Nature Comm., 10(1):565 (2019)
  • Opgenorth PH, Korman TP, Bowie JU, A molecular rheostat design that maintains ATP levels needed to drive cell-free synthetic biochemistry systems, Nature Chem. Biol., 13(9):938-942 (2017)
  • Korman TP, Opgenorth PH, Bowie JU, A synthetic biochemistry platform for cell free production of monoterpenes from glucose, Nature Comm., 8:15526 (2017)
  • Opgenorth PH, Korman TP, Bowie JU, A synthetic biochemistry module for the production of bio-based chemicals from glucose, Nature Chem. Biol., 12(6):393-5 (2016)
  • Woodall NB, Yin Y, Bowie JU, Dual-topology insertion of a dual-topology membrane protein, Nature Comm., 6:8099 (2015)

Braybrook, Siobhan A

Awards:

  • 2002 NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA)
  • 2005 Elsie Taylor-Stocking Memorial Fellowship, UC Davis
  • 2007 Russell Fellowship for Outstanding Graduate Student, UC Davis
  • 2010 NSF International Research Fellow (IRFP)
  • 2012 Human Frontiers in Science Program Long-Term Fellow (Declined)

Members of the group who have won awards/fellowships:

Postdoctoral Scholars

  • Pablo Martinez, HHMI Hannah Gray Fellowship, 2019-2023 
  • Graduate Students 
  • Marina Linardic, Lewin-Fritsch graduate Fellwoship in Phycology, 2014-17 
  • J Louis Kaplan, Schoof engineering Graduate Fellowship, 2015-19

 

Recent notable papers: 

  • M Linardic and S Braybrook. 2017. Towards An Understanding Of Spiral Patterning In The Sargassum muticum Shoot Apex. Scientific Reports. 7:13887 PMID 29066850 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-13767-5
  • F Bou Daher, Y Chen, B Bozorg, J Clough, H Jonsson, SA Braybrook. 2018. Anisotropic growth is achieved through the additive mechanical effect of material anisotropy and elastic asymmetry. eLife 7:e38161 https://elifesciences.org/articles/38161
  • JL Kaplan, T Torode, F Bou Daher, SA Braybrook. 2019. On Pectin Methyl-esterification: Implications for In vitro and In vivo Viscoelasticity. bioRxiv https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/565614v1

Clubb, Robert

Awards:

Distinguished Graduate Lecturer – University of Michigan Medical School Keynote Address, 2015 

Members of the group who have won awards/fellowships: 

Graduate Students

  • Albert Chan, Chem-Bio Interface Training Grant (NIH), 2013-2015
  • Megan Sjodt, Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (NIH), 2014-2016; CMB Training Grant (NIH), 2014-2016; Atkinson & West Prize in Metabolic Biochemistry (UCLA), 2016
  • Ramsay Macdonald, CMB Training Grant (NIH), 2016-2018
  • Brendan Amer, Whitcome Fellowship (UCLA), 2013-2014; Brendan Amer, Audree Fowler Fellowship in Protein Science (UCLA), 2016-2017
  • Michele Kattke, Whitcome Fellowship (UCLA), 2015-2016
  • Grace Huang, CMB Training Grant (NIH), 2015-2017; Grace Huang, Hanson-Dow Teaching Assistant Award (UCLA), 2016
  • Scott McConnell, Whitcome Fellowship (UCLA), 2018-2019; Scott McConnell, Audree Fowler Fellowship in Protein Science (UCLA), 2018-2019; Scott McConnell, CMB Training Grant (NIH), 2016-2018
  • Orlando Martinez, Chem-Bio Interface Training Grant (NIH), 2017-
  • Chris Sue, CMB Training Grant (NIH), 2017-2019

Recent notable papers: 

  • Kattke MD, Gosschalk JE, Martinez OE, Cascio D, Sawaya MR, Phillips M, Kumar G, Gale RT, Brown ED and Clubb RT.  Structure and mechanism of TagA, a novel membrane-associated glycosyltransferase that produces wall teichoic acids in pathogenic bacteria. PLoS Pathog. 15 2019; e1007723
  • McConnell SA, Amer BR, Muroski J, Fu J, Loo RO, Loo JA, Osipiuk J, Ton-That J and Clubb RT.  Protein labeling via a specific lysine-isopeptide bond using the pilin polymerizing sortase from Corynebacterium diphtheria. Journal of the American Chemical Society 140 2018; 8420-8423.
  • Chang C, Amer BR, Osipiuk J, McConnell SA, Huang I-H, Hsieh V, Fu J, Nguyen HH, Muroski J, Flores E, Loo RO, Loo JA, Putkey JA, Joachimiak A, Das A, Clubb RT and Ton-That H. In vitro reconstitution of sortase-catalyzed pilus polymerization reveals structural elements involved in pilin crosslinking. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 115 2018; E5477-E5486.
  • Sjodt M, Macdonald R, Marshall JD, Clayton J, Olson JS, Phillips M, Gell DA, Wereszczynski J and Clubb RT.  Energetics underlying hemin extraction from human hemoglobin by Staphylococcus aureus. Journal of Biological Chemistry 293 2018; 6942-6957.

Eisenberg, David

Awards:

  • ASBMB Bert and Natalie Vallee Award in Biomedical Science, 2015
  • Fellow, American Crystallographic Assoc, 2015 
  • MBI Legacy Award, 2015 
  • Vallee Visiting Professor, 2016 
  • UCSF Andrew Braisted Award Lecturer, 2016
  • Paul Sigler Prize, Yale University, 2017 

Members of the Eisenberg Group who have won awards/fellowships:

Graduate Students

  • Smriti Sangwan, Whitcome Predoctoral Fellowship, 2015; Audree Fowler Fellow, 2015
  • Elizabeth Guenther,  St. Jude National Graduate Student Symposium, 2016
  • Michael P Hughes, Fowler Fellowship in Protein Science, 2017
  • Jeannette Bowler, Winning Poster at the Seaborg Symposium, 2018
  • Kevin Murray, Audrey Fowler Fellowship in Protein Science, 2018/2019
  • Tianxiao Yang, Dean’s Prize at Research Poster Day 2019, UCLA Undergraduate Research Center

Postdoctoral Scholars

  • Meytal Landau, Krill Prize, 2018; 2019 Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Award
  • Jose Rodriguez, A. P. Giannini Foundation, 4/1/13 – 4/30/16; 2017 Searle Scholar Award
  • Lorena Gomez, Amyloid Foundation Award, January 2016 – December 2016
  • Boris Brumshtein,  NIH grant: Systemic Diseases, 07/01/14 – 06/30/19
  • Lorena Saelices-Gomez, Poster Prize at the XVth World Amyloidosis Congress, Stockholm, Sweden, 2016
  • Paul Seidler, BrightFocus Foundation research grant (2016 – 2017); 28th Turken Research Award 

Recent notable papers: 

  • Michael P. Hughes, Michael R. Sawaya, David R. Boyer, Lukasz Goldschmidt, Jose A. Rodriguez, Duilio Cascio, Lisa Chong, Tamir Gonen, David S. Eisenberg. Atomic structures of low-complexity protein segments reveal kinked β-sheets that assemble networks.  Science, 359, 698-701 (2018).
  • Michael R. Sawaya, Jose Rodriguez, Duilio Cascio, Michael J. Collazo, Dan Shi, Francis E. Reyes, Johan Hattnef, Tamir Gonen, David S. Eisenberg.  Ab Initio structure determination from prion nanocrystals at atomic resolution by MicroED PNAS, 113, 11232-11236 (2016). PMCID: PMC5056061
  • Qin Cao, David R. Boyer, Michael R. Sawaya, Peng Ge, David S. Eisenberg, Cryo-EM Structures of Four Polymorphic TDP-43 Amyloid Cores, Nature Structure and Molecular Biology – submitted April 5, 2019.

Feigon, Juli

Awards and Honors: 

  • National Cancer Institute Structural Biology Retreat, Special Guest Lecture, 2016
  • Biophysical Society meeting New and Noteworthy Lecture, 2016
  • Protein Society Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Award, 2017
  • Biophysical Society Founders Award, 2019

Members of the group who have won awards/fellowships: 

Undergraduate

  • Refat Ahsan, Biochemistry Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship (2018).
  • Lucas Repeta, HHMI Pathways to Success Program (2015-2018); NIH-Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD) Scholar (2016-2018); poster prize at ABRCMS (2017); Dean’s Prize Science Award at UCLA Undergraduate Research Poster Day (2017). 
  • Ryan Cheng, Genetics Society of America Undergraduate Travel Award to Ciliate Molecular Genetics Conference (2018); Poster Prize at the Ciliate Molecular Genetics Conference (2018).

Graduate Students

  • Henry Chan, Cell and Molecular Biology Training Grant, NIH (2012-2015): Outstanding Poster Presentation UCLA-MBI retreat (2015); Audree Fowler Fellowship in Protein Science (2015); Dissertation Year Fellowship (2016-2017); Excellence in Graduate Research Award (2017). 

Postdoctoral Scholars

  • Jiansen Jiang, American Heart Association postdoctoral fellowship (2014-2016)
  • Yaqiang Wang, NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (2014-2016); Glenn T. Seaborg Symposium Poster Award (2018); Chemistry and Biochemistry Postdoctoral Research Award (2018). 
  • Catherine D. Eichhorn, American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellow (2014); American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-2017); Southern California RNA Meeting poster award (2019):
  • Christina Helmling, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, German Research Foundation (2017-2019).
  • Yuan Yang, Boyer/Parvin Postdoctoral Award (2019).

Recent notable papers: 

  • J. Jiang, H. Chan, D. D. Cash, E. J. Miracco, R. R. Ogorzalek Loo, H. E. Upton, D. Cascio, R. O’Brien Johnson, K. Collins, J. A. Loo, Z. H. Zhou, and J. Feigon, Structure of Tetrahymena telomerase reveals previously unknown subunits, functions, and interactions, Science 350, aab4070 (2015). 
  • Y. Wang, J.D. Yesselman, Q. Zhang, M. Kang, and J. Feigon, Structural conservation in the template/pseudoknot domain of vertebrate telomerase RNA from teleost fish to human, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 13(35):E5125-34 (2016).
  • J. Jiang, Y. Wang, L. Susac, H. Chan, R. Basu, Z. H. Zhou, and J. Feigon, Structure of telomerase with telomeric DNA, Cell, 173, 1179-1190 (2018). 
  • C.D. Eichhorn, Y. Yang, L. Repeta, and J. Feigon, Structural basis for recognition of human 7SK long noncoding RNA by the La-related protein Larp7, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 115, E6457-6466 (2018). 
  • Y. Yang, C.D. Eichhorn, Y. Wang, D. Cascio, and J. Feigon, Structural basis of 7SK RNA 5 γ-phosphate methylation and retention by MePCE, Nature Chem. Bio. 15, 132-140 (2019).

Kosuri, Sriram

Awards:

  • Kavli Fellow, National Academy of Sciences 2016
  • Searle Scholar, Kinship Foundation, 2015
  • NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, 2014
  • National Academy of Sciences Industrialization of Biology Invitee, 2014
  • Linda and Fred Wudl Term Chair, 2014

Members of the group who have won awards/fellowships:

Graduate Students

  • Christina Burghard, NIH Biomedical Big Data Training Grant 2017-2019
  • Angus Sidore, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship 2015-2019
  • Guillaume Urtecho, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship 2015-2019
  • Guillaume Urtecho, Cota Robles Fellowship 2014-2015
  • Jessica Davis, NIH Cellular and Molecular Biology Training Grant 2015-2018
  • Eric Jones, NIH Chemistry-Biology Interface Training Grant 2014-2017
  • Nathan Lubock, NIH Cellular and Molecular Biology Training Grant  2014-2017

Postdoctoral Scholars

  • Rishi Jajoo, Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2016-2017
  • Calin Plesa, BWF Career Award at the Scientific Interface 2018-2023
  • Calin Plesa, Human Frontiers Science Program Long-term Fellowship 2016-2018
  • Calin Plesa, NWO Rubicon Fellowship 2015-2018
  • Hwangbeom Kim, National Research Foundation of Korea Postdoctoral Fellowship 2015-2017

Recent notable papers: 

  • Plesa C, Sidore AM, Lubock NB, Zhang D, Kosuri S. Multiplexed gene synthesis in emulsions for exploring protein functional landscapes. Science. 2018 Jan 19;359(6373):343-347. doi: 10.1126/science.aao5167.
  • Jones EM, Jajoo R, Cancilla D, Lubock NB, Wang J, Satyadi M, Cheung R, de March C, Bloom JS, Matsunami H, Kosuri S. A Scalable, Multiplexed Assay for Decoding GPCR-Ligand Interactions with RNA Sequencing. Cell Syst. 2019 Mar 27;8(3):254-260.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.cels.2019.02.009.
  • Sadhu MJ, Bloom JS, Day L, Siegel JJ, Kosuri S, Kruglyak L. Highly parallel genome variant engineering with CRISPR-Cas9. Nat Genet. 2018 Apr;50(4):510-514. doi: 10.1038/s41588-018-0087-y.

Loo, Joseph A

Awards, Honors and Recognition: 

  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 2016-present
  • Plenary Lecturer, Taiwan Society of Mass Spectrometry (TSMS) Annual Conference, 2016
  • Keynote Lecturer, International Beijing Conf. and Exhibition on Instrumental Analysis (BCEIA), 2017
  • Keynote Lecturer, International Mass Spectrometry Conference (IMSC), Italy, 2018
  • Plenary Lecturer, Annual Conference of the German Society for Mass Spectrometry, 2019

Members of the group who have won awards/fellowships:

Graduate Students

  • Deborah Jarrett, CBI Training Grant, 2016-2017
  • Kate Liu, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada Doctoral Scholarship, 2016-present
  • John Muroski, Whitcome Fellowship, 2018-present
  • Carter Lantz, CMB Training Grant, 2018-present
  • Janine Fu, CMB Training Grant, 2018-2019
  • Janine Fu, NSF GRFP, 2019-present

Recent notable papers: 

  • Jiang, J., Chan, H., Cash, D.D., Miracco, E.J., Ogorzalek Loo, R.R., Cascio, D., O’Brien Johnson, R., Loo, J.A., Zhou, Z.H., and Feigon, J. (2015) Structure of Tetrahymena telomerase reveals new subunits, functions, and interactions. Science 350: 529 (aab4070).
  • Li, H., Nguyen, H.H., Ogorzalek Loo, R.R., Campuzano, I.D.G., and Loo, J.A. (2018) An Integrated Native Mass Spectrometry and Top-Down Proteomics Method that Connects Sequence to Structure and Function of Macromolecular Complexes. Nature Chem. 10: 139-148.
  • Aebersold, R., et al. (2018) How many human proteoforms are there? Nature Chem. Biol. 14: 206-214.
  • Chang, C., Amer, B.R., Osipiuk, J., McConnell, S.A., Huang, I.-H., Hsieh, V., Fu, J., Nguyen, H.H., Muroski, J., Flores, E., Ogorzalek Loo, R.R. Loo, J.A., Putkey, J.A., Joachimiak, A., Das, A., Clubb, R.T., and Ton-That, H. (2018) In vitro reconstitution of sortase-catalyzed pilus polymerization reveals structural elements involved in pilin cross-linking. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 115: E5477-E5486.

Merchant, Sabeeha

Awards, Honors and Recognition: 

  • Elected member of the Max Planck Society, 2015
  • Editor-in-Chief, The Plant Cell, 2015-2019
  • Elected to German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, 2016
  • Member, GRC Conference Evaluation Committee, 2016-2022
  • Member, NAGMS Council, 2017-2019

Members of the group who have won awards/fellowships: 

Undergraduate

  • Keegan Pham, CNR Summer Internship Grant, 2019
  • Graduate Students
  • Colleen Hui, Livermore Graduate Scholar, 2018-2022
  • Helen Liu, NSF-GRFP, 2019-

Postdoctoral Scholars

  • Anna Vitlin, BARD Fellow, 2015-2016
  • Lital Davidi, BARD, EMBO Fellow, 2016-2019
  • Kristen Holbrook, IRACDA trainee, 2016-2018
  • Crysten Blaby-Haas, Boyer Postdoctoral Award, 2015

Recent notable papers: 

  • Blaby-Haas CE, Merchant SS. (2019). Comparative and functional algal genomics. Annu Rev Plant Biol. 70:605-638.
  • Mosalaganti, S., Kosinski, J., Albert, S., Schaffer, M., Strenkert, D., Salomé, P.A., Merchant, S.S., Plitzko, J.M., Baumeister, W., Engel, B.D., Beck, M. (2018). In situ architecture of the algal nuclear pore complex. Nature Comm. 9:2361. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-04739
  • Strenkert, D., Schmollinger, S., Gallaher, S.D., Salomé, P., Purvine, S.O., Nicora, C., Mettler-Altmann, T., Soubeyrand, E., Weber, A.P.M., Lipton, M., Basset, G.J., Merchant, S.S. (2019). Multi-omics resolution of molecular events of a day in the life of Chlamydomonas. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 116: 2374-2385.

Pellegrini, Matteo

Awards:

  • 2019 Undergraduate Research Week Faculty Mentor Award

Members of the group who have won awards/fellowships: 

Graduate Students

  • Brian Nadel, Biomedical Big Data Training Grant 2017-2019
  • Colin Farrell, Biomedical Big Data Training Grant 2019-2020
  • Marco Morselli, Whitcome Fellowship, 2015-2017
  • David Lopez, Genome Analysis Training Grant, 2014-2016
  • David Lopez, Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2016-2017

Postdoctoral Scholars

  • Luz Orozco, UC Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2016-2017; Orthopedic Biology Postdoctoral Training Grant, 2015-2017

Recent notable papers: 

  • Roth MS, Cokus SJ, Gallaher SD, Walter A, Lopez D, Erickson E, Endelman B,Westcott D, Larabell CA, Merchant SS, Pellegrini M, Niyogi KK. Chromosome-level genome assembly and transcriptome of the green alga Chromochloris zofingiensis illuminates astaxanthin production. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 114, E4296-E4305. 2017.
  • Morselli M, Pastor WA, Montanini B, Nee K, Ferrari R, Fu K, Bonora G, Rubbi L,Clark AT, Ottonello S, Jacobsen SE, Pellegrini M. In vivo targeting of de novo DNA methylation by histone modifications in yeast and mouse. Elife. 2015. Apr 7;4:e06205. doi: 10.7554/eLife.06205

Rodriguez, Jose A

Awards:

  • American Chemical Society Talented 12, 2018
  • Pew Scholar, 2018
  • Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Young Investigator, 2017
  • Searle Foundation Scholar, 2017

Members of the group who have won awards/fellowships: 

Graduate Students

  • Calina Glynn, CMB Training Grant, 2017-2019
  • Calina Glynn, NIH F31 Fellowship, 2019 – present
  • Maria Flores, CMB Training Grant, 2018-2019
  • Maria Flores, NSF GRFP, 2019 – present
  • Natalie Schibrowsky, CMB Training Grant, 2018 – present
  • Logan Richards, CBI Training Grant, 2018 – present
  • Ambarneil Saha, NSF GRFP, 2019 – present

Recent notable papers: 

  • Jones, C.G., Martynowycz, M.W., Hattne, J., Fulton, T.J., Stoltz, B.M., Rodriguez, J.A., Nelson, H. and Gonen, T. 2018. The CryoEM Method MicroED as a Powerful Tool for Small Molecule Structure Determination. ACS Central Sci. 4:1587-1592.
  • Zee C., Glynn C., Gallagher-Jones M., Miao J., Santiago CG., Cascio D., Gonen T., Sawaya MR. and Rodriguez, J.A. 2019. Homochiral and racemic MicroED structures of a peptide from the ice nucleation protein InaZ. IUCrJ 6:2.
  • Gallagher-Jones, M., Glynn, C., Boyer, D.R., Martynowycz, M.W., Hernandez, E., Miao, J., Zee, C., Novikova, I.V., Goldschmidt, L., McFarlane, H.T., Helguera, G.F., Evans, J.E., Sawaya, M.R., Cascio, D., Eisenberg, D.S., Gonen, T. and Rodriguez, J.A. 2018. Sub-ångström cryo-EM structure of a prion protofibril reveals a polar clasp. Nat. Structural and Molecular Biology. 25:131-134.
  • Hughes, M.P., Sawaya, M.R., Boyer, D.R., Goldschmidt, L., Rodriguez, J.A., Cascio, D., Chong, L., Gonen, T., Eisenberg, D.S. 2018. Atomic structures of low-complexity protein segments reveal kinked β sheets that assemble networks. Science. 359(6376):698-701.

Weiss, Shimon

Members of the group who have won awards/fellowships: 

Graduate Students

  • Yung Kuo, Jim and Barbara Tsay Award for Outstanding Contributions to Physical Chemistry, 2019.
  • Yung Kuo, George Gregory Award, recognizing outstanding research in Physical Chemistry, 2019
  • Robert Boutelle, George Gregory Award, recognizing outstanding research in Physical Chemistry, 2016

Recent notable papers: 

  • Boutelle, R.; Neuhauser, D.; Weiss, S.; “Far-field Superresolution Detection of Plasmonic Near-fields”, accepted to ACS Nano. ACS Nano2016, 10, 7955–62.
  • Lerner, E.; Chung S.;  Allen, B.L.; Wang, S.; Lee, J.J; Lu, W.S.; Grimaud, W.L.; Ingargiola, A.; Michalet, X.; Elhadid Y.; Borukhov, S.; Strick, T.; Taatjes J.D.; Weiss, S.; “Backtracked and paused transcription initiation intermediate of Escherichia coli RNA polymerase”, PNAS, 2016, 113, E6562–E6571.
  • Park, K.; Kuo, Y.; Shvadchak, V.; Ingargiola, A.; Dai, X.; Hsiung, L.; Kim, W.; Zhou, Z.H.; Zou, P.; Levine, A.J.; Li, J.J.; Weiss, S.;  “Membrane insertion of- and membrane potential sensing by-semiconductor voltage nanosensors: feasibility demonstration”, Science Advances, 2018, 4: e1601453, 1-10, 12 January 2018.
  • Lerner, E.; Cordes, T.; Ingargiola, A.; Alhadid, Y.; Chung, S.; Michalet, X.; Weiss, S.; “Towards dynamic structural biology: “Two decades of single-molecule Förster resonance energy transfer”,  Science, 2018, 359, 288 1-12.

Yeates, Todd

Awards:

  • ASBMB – Delano Award in Computational Biosciences – ASBMB, 2015

  • Keynote Address, 7th CAPRI meeting – European Bioinformatics Institute, 2019
  • Xinda Lecturer – Peking University, 2019
  • Plenary Lecture – Zurich Center for Structural Biology Symposium, 2019

Members of the group who have won awards/fellowships:

Graduate Students

  • GSR Yuxi Liu, Whitcome Fellowship, 2015-2017; Audree Fowler Fellowship in Protein Science, 2017-2018; UCLA Dissertation Fellowship, 2017-2018; Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Outstanding Dissertation Award, 2018
  • Jessica Ochoa, HHMI-Gilliam Predoctoral Fellowship, 2018-; Chem-Bio Interface Training Grant (NIH), 2015-2017
  • Matthew Agdanowski, CMB Training Grant (NIH), 2018-
  • Justin Miller, Biotechnology Training Grant (NIH), 2018-
  • Kyle Meador, Chem-Bio Interface Training Grant (NIH), 2018-

Recent notable papers: 

  • Liu Y, Huynh DT, Yeates TO  (2019) A 3.8 Å resolution cryo-EM structure of a small protein bound to an imaging scaffold. Nat Commun 10, 1864. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-09836-0.
  • Liu Y, Gonen S, Gonen S, Yeates TO (2018) Near-atomic cryo-EM imaging of a small protein displayed on a designed scaffolding system. PNAS 115: 3362-3367.
  • Thompson MC, Cascio D, Yeates TO (2018)  Microfocus diffraction from different regions of a protein crystal: structural variations and unit-cell polymorphism.  Acta Crystallogr D Struct Biol. 74: 411-421.
  • Yeates TO (2017) Geometric principles for designing highly symmetric self-assembling protein nanomaterials. Annu Rev Biophys 46:23-42.

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