IPiB Thesis Defense Oct. 4: Thao Nguyen

One project in the lab of IPiB faculty member Michael R. Sussman investigates a proton pump present in plant and fungal cells. The pump converts the chemical energy of ATP into an electrical and chemical gradient of protons known as a proton motive force as it moves protons to the outside of the cell. This …

IPiB Thesis Defense Oct. 4: Hugo Medina-Munoz

The lab of biochemistry professor Marvin Wickens studies how RNA molecules are controlled and interact with proteins. While RNA is the intermediary between DNA and proteins, it is not just a simple default: instead, RNA stability, translation and location all are regulated. Being able to define where RNAs are in a cell, across all the …

Dvinge Remembered as Ideal Researcher, Skilled Mentor

It is with a very heavy heart that we share the news of the untimely passing of biomolecular chemistry professor and IPiB faculty member Heidi Dvinge, who died on Friday, Sept. 20. Our thoughts are with her family, friends, students, and colleagues. We encourage anyone in need of support to reach out to program leadership. …

Integrated Program in Biochemistry Welcomes Newest Cohort

The Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB) is excited to welcome its newest class of graduate students. With orientation and the annual IPiB Retreat under their belts, the class is entering its first round of lab rotations. “The incoming class is an enthusiastic and engaging group of students,” says Professor Mike Sheets, who is part of …