News and Events

Yunsun Nam

October 18, 2013 – Assistant Professor Yunsun Nam, Ph.D., was awarded a fellowship from the David and Lucille Packard Foundation. Congratulations, Yunsun!

Liang Wang

October 1, 2013 – Liang Wang, Ph.D., joined Khuloud Jaqaman's lab as a postdoc. Liang is from China, and was previously a graduate student at Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Welcome to Dallas, Liang!

Thomas Scheuermann

September 1, 2013 – Thomas Scheuermann, Ph.D., has moved from Kevin Gardner's lab to the Macromolecular Biophysics Resource. Welcome aboard, Thomas – we all look forward to working with you!

Diagram

August 1, 2013 – The Macromolecular Biophysics Resource (MBR) is here! This core facility, directed by Chad Brautigam, Ph.D., Associate Professor, provides state-of-the-art instrumentation and expertise for the biophysical characterization of macromolecules and their interactions.

 
Summer 2013 – The new crop! Several graduate students have joined labs in the department:

Ben Peeples

Ben Peeples (from Georgia; attended University of Georgia) joined Mike Rosen's lab and the Biochemistry graduate program.

Shreoshi Majumdar

Shreoshi Majumdar (from New Delhi; attended Dartmouth College) joined Luke Rice's lab and the Molecular Biophysics graduate program.

Joyce Fung

Joyce Ho-Yee Fung (from Hong Kong; attended Washington University) joined Yuh Min Chook's lab and the Molecular Biophysics graduate program.

Claudio Morales-Perez

Claudio Morales-Perez (from Puerto Rico; attended the University of Puerto Rico) joined Ryan Hibbs's lab and the Molecular Biophysics graduate program.

Jason Key

June 2013 – Jason Key, Ph.D., has left Kevin Gardner's lab to take a position as a structural biology computing scientist with the SBGrid Consortium. Congratulations, Jason!

Robel Yirdaw

May 2013 – Robel Yirdaw, Ph.D., has joined Khuloud Jaqaman's lab as a postdoc. Robel comes to us from Vanderbilt University, and is originally from Ethiopia. Welcome, Robel!

Amy Zhou

April 26, 2013 – Amy Zhou, from Jose Rizo-Rey's lab, defended her thesis, "Analysis of Synaptotagmin-SNARE Complex Interactions by One-Dimensional NMR Spectroscopy." Amy is an MSTP student in the Molecular Biophysics graduate program. She is now back in medical school. Congratulations, Amy!

Jeremy Semeiks

April 22, 2013 – Jeremy Semeiks, from Nick Grishin's lab, defended his thesis, "On Two Problems in Comparative Genomics of Eukaryotes." Jeremy is an MSTP student in the Molecular Biophysics graduate program. He is now back in medical school. Congratulations, Jeremy!

Sungsoo Lee

March 1, 2013 – Sungsoo Lee, Ph.D., has joined Khuloud Jaqaman's lab as a Research Scientist. Sungsoo was previously a postdoc in Dick Anderson's lab in the Cell Biology department.

Lijing Su

January 11, 2013 – Lijing Su, from Jose Rizo-Rey's lab, defended her thesis, "Insights into the functions of munc-18 in neurotransmitter release." Lijing was a member of the Integrative Biology graduate program. Congratulations!

Pelin Ayaz

December 8, 2012 – Pelin Ayaz, in Luke Rice's lab, defended her thesis, "Conformation-based mechanisms in a microtubule polymerase." Pelin was a member of the Molecular Biophysics graduate program. Mid-winter Pelin will move on to take a position at Bayer, in Berlin. Congratulations and good luck!

McKnight Finalists
Finalists for the Sara and Frank McKnight Undergraduate Prize in Biophysics

Nov. 2, 2012 – As part of our annual retreat with the Department of Biochemistry, the Department of Biophysics hosted the five finalists for the Sara and Frank McKnight Undergraduate Prize in Biophysics. Pictured (left to right) are: Kevin Gardner (UT Southwestern, hosting), Alexandra Long (Carleton), David Angeles-Albores (Cornell), Amanda Witte (Calvin), Samantha Mellin (Oregon), and Naomi Latorraca (Pitt). Congratulations to all, and best wishes for the future. We all enjoyed meeting this very talented group of young scientists!

Khuloud Jaqaman, Ph.D.

November 1, 2012 – We are thrilled to announce the first new faculty member hired in the Biophysics department, Khuloud Jaqaman. Khuloud will join us in early 2013. Her lab will develop quantitative single-molecule imaging approaches to study signal transduction.

Oct. 16, 2012 – This is a good year for Dan! Dan Rosenbaum has been awarded a Packard fellowship. Congratulations, Dan!

Sept. 8, 2012 – Members of the Department participate in the American Heart Association's Heart Walk.

Dan Rosenbaum, Ph.D.

April 13, 2012 – Department of Biophysics faculty member Dan Rosenbaum is named one of the 15 Searle Scholars for 2012. Congratulations, Dan!

Mike Rosen, Ph.D.

April 12, 2012: It's official! The new Department of Biophysics is launched. Read the full article.