Biophysics News and Events
The Biophysics Department welcomes the following employees!
The Mike Henne Lab has two new postdocs.
- Hanaa Hariri – Hanaa was previously at Florida State University, Tallahassee
- Yang (Lydia) Liu – Lydia came to UTSW from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Reynolds Lab
- Mohammed Akbar – Akbar has joined the lab after ten years of service in UT Southwestern’s Department of Neuroscience.
X. Zhang Lab
- Guijun Shang – Postdoc Shang came to the lab from Shandong University in China
The Department has a new graduate student too!
- Anat Gharpure – Anat previously studied at Brown University.
The Department welcomes spring rotation students:
- Mingjian Du – Rosen Lab
The Department welcomes Green Fellows:
Graduate student Felipe Andres-Piedra successfully defended his thesis!
The Biophysics and Biochemistry Departments hosted the 2014 interdepartmental retreat on Nov 7–9 this year.
The Biophysics department sponsored three finalists for the Sara and Frank McKnight Undergraduate Prize in Biophysics.
Congratulations to the winners!
Competition was tough this year with many qualified applicants. It is very encouraging to see such potential from the next generation of scientists!
Postdoctoral fellow Alpay Seven successfully defended his thesis!
Postdoctoral fellow Kyle Brewer successfully defended his thesis!
Farewell Da Jia
Postdoctoral fellow Da Jia (Rosen lab) is leaving us for his new job as an Assistant Professor at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China. Congratulations, Da!
Farewell Arati Ramesh
Postdoctoral fellow Arati Ramesh (Gardner/Winkler labs) is leaving us for her new job as a Reader (equivalent of tenure track Assistant Professor) at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) in Bangalore, India. Congratulations, Arati!
New Secondary Faculty Member
The Department welcome new secondary faculty member Mike Henne. Read about Mike and his research here on the Henne Lab website.
Farewell Yuxiao Wang
Graduate student Yuxiao Wang (X. Zhang Lab) is off to his postdoc with Ron Vale at UC San Francisco. Yuxiao’s work in Ron’s lab will be funded by a Jane Coffin Childs fellowship. We will miss you Yuxiao! Best of luck in your future endeavors.
The Department welcomes fall rotation students:
- Allyson Rice – Rosen Lab
- Rajshri Iyer – Rosen Lab
- Wenmin Xing – Nam Lab
- Andrew Schober – Jaqaman Lab
A bumper crop! Nine students joined the Department (and the Molecular Biophysics Graduate Program) this year:
NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship
Postdoctoral fellow Jon Ditlev (Rosen Lab) was awarded an NIH postdoctoral fellowship. Congratulations, Jon!
The Department welcomes undergraduate SURF students and new graduate and MSTP students doing summer rotations.
Undergrads in the Department:
- Alex Burns (UT Dallas) - Rice Lab
- Maria Batangan (Chaminade U of Honolulu) – Nam Lab
- Michael Schnebly (UT Austin) – Ranganathan Lab
Graduate students doing summer rotations:
MSTP students doing summer rotations:
First-year Molecular Biophysics graduate student Beth Geyer (Rice lab) was awarded an NSF predoctoral fellowship. Two other first-year Molecular Biophysics students received honorable mention. Congratulations, all!
The Department welcomes new secondary faculty member Kim Reynolds. Read about Kim and her research on the Reynolds Lab website.
Another year, another joint departmental retreat with the Biochemistry Department! The Biophysics Department hosted the three finalists for the Sara and Frank McKnight Undergraduate Prize in Biophysics. Congrats to all and best wishes for the future. It is always a pleasure to meet such talented young scientists.