Biophysics News and Events

September 2016

The Department welcomes our fall rotation students:

Anna Brown
Nam Lab

Michael Cotton
Reynolds Lab

Abner Gonzalez
Rosenbaum Lab

Leigh Manley
Ranganathan Lab

Sean Rogers
Rosen Lab

Bryan Ryder
Rosen Lab

Yujiao Wu
Ranganathan Lab

July 2016

The Biophysics Department welcomes a new employee!

Jaqaman Lab

Luciana de Oliveira

Luciana de Oliveira joined the lab from the Università di Bologna.

May 2016

New Primary Faculty Member

Svetla Stoilova-McPhie

The Department welcomes new primary faculty member Svetla Stoilova-McPhie!

Raquel Bromberg

Raquel Bromberg

Graduate Student Raquel Bromberg successfully defended her thesis!

April 2016

Thomas Scheuermann

Thomas Scheuermann has left to take a position with GE. Best of luck to you Thomas!

March 2016

The Biophysics Department welcomes two new employees!

Jaqaman Lab

Bruno da Rocha-Acevedo

Bruno da Rocha-Acevedo joined the lab from UTSW’s Cell Biology Department.

Erzberger Lab

Nagesh Peddada

Nagesh Peddada has joined the lab from the UTSW Department of Pharmacology.

 

Baoyu (Stone) Chen

Baoyu (Stone) Chen has left to take an assistant professor position at Iowa State University. Good luck, Stone!

 

Mark Kittisopikul

Postdoc Mark Kittisopikul in Khuloud Jaqaman’s lab has been named one of two recipients of the one-year UT Southwestern Wellstone MDCRC Training Grant. Congratulations Mark!

February 2016

New Secondary Faculty Member

Youxing Jiang

The Biophysics Department welcomes new secondary faculty member Youxing Jiang! His research focuses on the structural and functional studies of ion channels and transporters.

January 2016

The Biophysics Department welcomes a new employee!

Rizo-Rey Lab

Jose Moreno Beltran

Jose Moreno Beltran comes to UTSW from the University of Seville, Spain, where he received a graduate degree in biophysics.  

November 2015

New Secondary Faculty Member

Xuelian Luo

The Department welcomes new secondary faculty member Xuelian Luo!

September 2015

Alexander Piala

Alex has moved on to UT Austin to study law. Good luck, Alex!

Bradley VanderWielen

Bradley VanderWielen

Bradley has taken a new position with BioRad. Good luck with the new job, Brad!

August 2015

New Primary Faculty Member

Jan Erzberger

The Department welcomes new primary faculty member Jan Erzberger!

New Primary Faculty Member

Kendra Frederick

The Department welcomes new primary faculty member Kendra Frederick!

New Secondary Faculty Member

Milo Lin

The Department welcomes new secondary faculty member Milo Lin!

July 2015

New Secondary Faculty Member

Daniela Nicastro

The Department welcomes new secondary faculty member Daniela Nicastro!

June 2015

Alexander Piala

Alex Piala

Postdoctoral fellow Alexander Piala successfully defended his thesis!

The Department welcomes spring rotation students:

Yuan Xue – Rosen Lab

May 2015

Soyeon Kim

Soyeon Kim

Postdoctoral fellow Soyeon Kim successfully defended her thesis!

Sudeep Banjade

Sudeep Banjade

Postdoctoral fellow Sudeep Banjade successfully defended his thesis!

April 2015

The Biophysics Department welcomes the following employees!

Henne Lab

The Mike Henne Lab has two new postdocs.

Hanaa Hariri

Hanaa Hariri was previously at Florida State University, Tallahassee.

 
Yang (Lydia) Liu

Yang (Lydia) Liu came to UTSW from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

X. Zhang Lab

Guijun Shang

Postdoc Guijun Shang came to the lab from Shandong University in China

The Hibbs Lab has a new graduate student

Anat Gharpure

Anat Gharpure previously studied at Brown University.

February 2015

The Department welcomes spring rotation students:

The Department welcomes Green Fellows:

January 2015

Felipe Andres-Piedra

Felipe Andres-Piedra

Graduate student Felipe Andres-Piedra successfully defended his thesis!

November 2014

The Biophysics and Biochemistry Departments hosted the 2014 interdepartmental retreat on Nov 7–9 this year.

Jose Rizo-Rey, Ryan Henrici, Kun Leng, and Abby Knecht at 2014 interdepartmental retreat
(l–r) Jose Rizo-Rey (UT Southwestern, hosting), Ryan Henrici (Penn State University), Kun Leng (Columbia University), and Abby Knecht (Brandeis University)

McKnight Prize Finalists

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!

Alpay Seven

Alpay Seven

Postdoctoral fellow Alpay Seven successfully defended his thesis!

Kyle Brewer

Kyle Brewer

Postdoctoral fellow Kyle Brewer successfully defended his thesis!

October 2014

Farewell Da Jia

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

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!

September 2014

New Secondary Faculty Member

Mike Henne

The Department welcome new secondary faculty member Mike Henne. Read about Mike and his research here on the Henne Lab website.

Farewell Yuxiao Wang

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:

August 2014

A bumper crop! Nine students joined the Department (and the Molecular Biophysics Graduate Program) this year:

Bradley Quade
Bradley Quade
UMass Amherst
Joined the Rizo-Rey Lab
Eric Prinslow
Eric Prinslow
Austin College
Joined the Rizo-Rey Lab
Anna Lee
Anna Lee
UC Berkley
Joined the Nam Lab
Beth Geyer
Beth Geyer
Canisius College
Joined the Rice Lab
Alex Partin
Alex Partin
UT Dallas
Joined the Nam Lab
Tony Vega
Tony Vega
St. Mary's University
Joined the Jaqaman Lab
Rashmi Voleti
Rashmi Voleti
Indian Institute of Technology
Joined the Rizo-Rey Lab
Richard Walsh
Richard Walsh
University of Georgia
Joined the Hibbs Lab
Jing Zhang
Jing Zhang
Wuhan University
Joined the Grishin Lab

NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship

Jon Ditlev

Postdoctoral fellow Jon Ditlev (Rosen Lab) was awarded an NIH postdoctoral fellowship. Congratulations, Jon!

July 2014

The Department welcomes undergraduate SURF students and new graduate and MSTP students doing summer rotations.

Undergrads in the Department:

Graduate students doing summer rotations:

MSTP students doing summer rotations:

April 2014

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!

Beth Geyer
Beth Geyer
Awarded NSF Predoctoral Fellowship
Anna Lee
Anna Lee
Honorable Mention 
Eric Prinslow
Eric Prinslow
Honorable Mention 

January 2014

Kim Reynolds

The Department welcomes new secondary faculty member Kim Reynolds. Read about Kim and her research on the Reynolds Lab website.

November 2013

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.

Three finalists for the Sara and Frank McKnight Undergraduate Prize in Biophysics
Three finalists (l-r); Allyson Rice (UT Austin), Thomas Alderson (U. Wisconsin), Michael Clark (Northwestern U.), and Kevin Gardner (UT Southwestern, host).