News

Lab News:

  • June 2017 – Goodbye to Xiaohan! He is off to England to begin a post-doc in the Babu lab at the Laboratory for Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England. We will miss you, Xiaohan!
  • June 2017 – We welcome new BMB graduate student, Karen Acosta, and congratulate her on receiving a Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics Training Grant slot!
  • May 2017 – Congratulations to Hope Merens! She is one of the Vagelos Science Challenge Award Winners for 2017-2018!
  • May 2017 – We welcome undergraduate CEMB researcher Richard Potter to the lab!
  • May 2017 – Congratulations to Xiaohan Li on successfully defending his thesis!
  • April 2017 – Sanju passed prelims; Buyan passed candidacy – congratulations to them both!
  • Feb 2017 – Members of the Rhoades lab presented posters (Siobhan Toal, Xiaohan Li, and Melissa Birol) and a talk (Ana Melo) at the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting in New Orleans.
  • January 2017 – Liz became the Associate Editor of the Proteins section of the Biophysical Journal.
  • January 2017 – We welcome BMB rotation students Karen Acosta and Olivia Dickens to the lab.
  • October 2016 – We welcome Chemistry rotation student Sunbin Deng to the lab.
  • September 2016 – We welcome BMB rotation student Charlotte Fare to the lab.
  • August 2016 – We welcome post-doc Melissa BIrol in her move from New Haven to Philadelphia.
  • August 2016 – We say goodby toe Quinn and Lina – it was great having you in the lab on Team Tau for the summer!
  • July 2016 – Liz gave a talk and Melissa presented a poster at the FASEB Meeting on Protein Folding in the Cell. It was a fantastic meeting (even with lots of gels and chaperones).
  • July 2016 – We received an R01 from the NIH to study tau in relation to Alzheimer’s disease, a collaboration with the Odde and Sachs labs at the University of Minnesota.
  • July 2016 – Emily passes her candidacy exam – congratulations Emily!
  • July 2016 – Emily passes her candidacy exam – congratulations Emily!
  • June 2016 – We say farewell to Dong as he begins a position at China Agricultural University in Beijing. Good luck Dong!
  • June 2016 – Ana, Xiaohan, and Liz attended the GRS/GRC on Intrinsically disordered proteins in Les Diablerets, Switzerland. Liz was elected co-Chair of the 2020 meeting!
  • June 2016 – We welcome high school student Quinn Marks and high school teacher Lina Bader to the lab.
  • June 2016 – Kristen earned a slot on the Chemical Biology Training grant. Congratulations Kristen!
  • June 2016 – We welcome BMB graduate students Sanju Wickramasinghe and Kristen McKibben to the lab.
  • April 2016 – We welcome BMB rotation student, Sanju Wickiramasinghe!
  • March 2016 – Lauren Ann leaves the lab to begin a postdoc in John Brigg’s lab at EMBL. Good luck, Lauren Ann!
  • Feb 2016 – Members of the Rhoades lab presented two posters (Siobhan and Xiaohan) and one talk (Ana) at the 60th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting in Los Angeles, LA.
  • Jan 2016 – Lauren Ann successfully defended her thesis – Congratulations Dr. Metskas!
  • Dec 2015 – Chemistry graduate student Buyan Pan joined the group as a joint student with the Petersson group – welcome Buyan!
  • November 2015 – Xiaohan gave a talk a the 2015 Chemical Biophysics Mini-Symposium
  • August 2015 – BMB graduate student Emily Mattes joined the group – welcome Emily!
  • June 2015 – Hello Philadelphia!  The lab is now located at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Jan 2015 – Congratulations to Dr. Joanna Dunn, who successfully defended her PhD dissertation!
  • Dec 2014 – David successfully defended his thesis – congratulations to Dr. DeWitt!
  • Nov 2014 – The lab welcomes new post-doc Siobhan Toal.
  • Oct 2014 – The lab welcomes new post-doc Melissa Birol.
  • May 2015 – The lab is going to move to Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania.
  • Apr 2015 – Graduate student David DeWitt will begin a position as a equipment manager at Washington State University in April 2015- congratulations to David!
  • Feb 2015 – Members of the Rhoades lab presented three posters (Ana, Juli and Siobhan) and two talks (Lauren Ann and Xiaohan) at the 59th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting in Baltimore, MD.
  • Jan 2015 – Congratulations to Dr. Joanna Dunn, who successfully defended her PhD dissertation!
  • Dec 2014 – David successfully defended his thesis – congratulations to Dr. DeWitt!
  • Nov 2014 – The lab welcomes new post-doc Siobhan Toal.
  • Oct 2014 – The lab welcomes new post-doc Melissa Birol.
  • July 2014 – Congratulations to summer visiting student Jacob whose poster was awarded by Sackler undergraduate summmer research program!
  • July 2014 – The lab welcomes new post-doc Dong Yang.
  • May 2014 – The lab welcomes Jacob Culver who is visiting from Ball State University for the summer.
  • May 2014 – Garrett successfully defended his thesis – congratulations to Dr. Cobb!
  • March 2014 – Congratulations to Garrett, Xiaohan, and alumnae Shani and Jocelyn on the acceptance of their mansucript “Tau mutants bind tubulin heterodimers with enhanced affinity” at PNAS.
  • February 2014 – The lab welcomes new post-doc Ana Melo.
  • September 2013 – Post-doc Rosemarie Vithayathil will begin a position as a clinical faculty member at Washington State University in January 2014 – congratulations to Rosemarie!
  • July 2013 – Congratulations to graduate student Lauren Ann Metskas for receiving an American Heart Association fellowship.
  • May 2013 – Post-doc Abhi Nath has accepted a tenure track position as an assistant professor in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Washington. Congratulations, Abhi!
  • May 2013 – The Rhoades lab welcomes new graduate students Xiaohan Li and Michael Lacy!
  • Feb 2013 – Vanessa Ducas successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation on Feb 22 – congratulations, Dr. Ducas!
  • Feb 2013 – Congratulations to Dr. Adam Trexler, who successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation on Feb 15!
  • Feb 2013 – Several members of the Rhoades lab presented their work at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society (Philadelphia, PA, Feb 2-6).
  • Feb 2013 – The Rhoades and Miranker labs welcome a new member – joint postdoc Dr. Rosemarie Vithayathil, formerly of the University of California, Irvine!
  • Aug 2012 – Abhi Nath presented a Young Investigator talk at the 26th Annual Symposium of the Protein Society (San Diego, CA, Aug 5-8) on developing new small-modulators of IAPP membrane-binding and toxicity.
  • Aug 2012 – Adam Trexler spoke at the “Protein Folding in the Cell” FASEB Science Research Conference (Saxtons River, VT, July 29-Aug 3) on the properties of α-synuclein in the cytoplasm and other crowded environments.
  • May 2012 – Adam Trexler spoke at the CMB Training Grant Symposium on May 11, on the native state of α-synuclein in solution and in cells.
  • Apr 2012 – David DeWitt described his work on the effect of α-synuclein on vesicle fusion at Biophysics Club on April 27.
  • Mar 2012 – Congratulations to Dr. Shani Elbaum-Garfinkle, who successfully defended her PhD dissertation, “Single molecule investigations into Tau conformations and aggregation mechanisms: implications for Alzheimer’s disease,” on March 6!
  • Dec 2011 – Abhi Nath described the computational identification of small-molecule modulators of IAPP toxicity, an ongoing collaboration with the Miranker lab, at the Raymond & Beverly Sackler Discussion Group on Dec 16.
  • Abhi Nath presented FCS and fluorescence lifetime studies of the conformational and functional heterogeneity in enzyme-substrate complexes at the National Fluorescence Workshop in New Delhi, India.
  • Abhi Nath described the use of single-molecule fluorescence to study unstructured proteins at Frontiers in Optics 2011, in San Jose, CA.
  • Liz Rhoades has been promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry.
  • MB&B grad student Lauren Ann Metskas will be joining the Rhoades lab, working on a joint project with the Mochrie lab (Yale Physics). Welcome, Lauren Ann!
  • The Rhoades lab welcomes new members — undergraduates Tara Holder and Alan Chou will be performing research in New Haven over the summer.
  • Prof. Rhoades presented recent findings on the effects of oxidative modifications on α-synuclein membrane binding at the IX European Symposium of the Protein Society, in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Garrett Cobb described the use of FCS to study protein-protein interactions in live zebrafish embryos, an ongoing collaboration with the Holley lab (Yale MCDB), at the Raymond & Beverly Sackler Discussion Group on May 20.
  • Liz Middleton successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation, titled “Characterization, regulation and implications of α-synuclein membrane interactions,” on May 10. Congratulations, Dr. Middleton!
  • Members of the Rhoades lab presented three posters and four talks at the 55th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting in Baltimore, MD, and Liz Middleton won the SRAA Poster Award in the Intrinsically Disordered Proteins category.