These are the awesome students who were brave enough to join a new PI's lab. From left to right: Ian Wallace(rising sophomore from U of Minn), Jinye Liang (1st year iBio graduate student), Kyle Malcolm (rising senior of UI), Jia Zhao (rising sophomore of UI), Bin He (yup, that dude), Carl Skoog (rising junior of UI), Zoheb Khan (rising senior of UI). Joe Wisniewski, who is also a rising senior of UI, couldn't join us because he is back home in Illinois. Lastly, big thanks to our awesome photographer, Steve Kehoe at the admin office of Biology Department!

Carl (right) and Kyle (middle) from Team 1 presented their latest understanding about transcription factor cooperativity at the Summer Undergraduate Research Conference. We had a lot of fun explaining our ideas to the audience, which include both fellow undergrad researchers as well as cool faculties from our own department!

I'm excited to have 6 talented undergrad students and a high school intern to join me for the first summer of research. Gabi Mumm, Joe Wisniewski, Kyle Malcolm, Carl Skoog and Zoheb Khan are from U of Iowa and Ian Wallace is from U of Minnesota. Noah Bullwinkle is from the Iowa City's City High. We are going to form two teams: Team 1 is the TF protein evolution task force, while Team 2 will investigate the target genes of the TF (C. glabrata Pho4). Stay tuned for our first batch of results!

16 Jan 2018

Today is first day on the job. Excited to join a great group of faculty, students, staff!