Hopkins Scholarship

Congratulations to Suela for winning a 2019 Harry P. Hopkins, Jr. Scholarship in Physical Chemistry! The Hopkins Scholarship is an endowed award bequeathed by the late GSU Chemistry faculty who was a prolific investigator in physical organic chemistry. It is awarded to two students in physical chemistry each year, so congratulations also to Roger Ho (left) in Dr. Donald Hamelberg’s lab!

The Department is grateful to Drs. Kathy Grant (second from left) and W. David Wilson (second from right) for their perennial hard work in the Awards Committee.

Biophysical Society 2019

Amanda and Ken represented our lab and presented their research at the Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society in Baltimore MA, from March 2 to 6. This is an international meeting attended by scientists in biophysics from all over the world.

New Nature paper

We are very pleased that an international collaborative effort in understanding the mechanism of tissue fibrosis has been published in Nature. This is a landmark paper that establishes PU.1 expression outside the hematopoietic system as the molecular lesion underlying a broad range of peripheral fibrotic diseases. We are grateful to Dr. Andreas Ramming’s leadership in this landmark study and look forward to continuing our contribution to this exciting line of research. Get the article.

HPBB 2018

Gregory presented on the effect of osmotic pressure on DNA recognition at the 10th International Conference on High Presence Bioscience and Biotechnology in Numazu, Japan. Everybody agreed that Dr. Fumiyoshi Abe, the conference organizer, did a fabulous job. HPBB2020 is Europe’s turn and will be hosted at the University of Copenhagen.

New publication in JBC

Shingo and Marina Evich from Dr. Markus Germann’s group published our collaborative studies on the complex binding properties of the ETS-family transcription factor PU.1. It demonstrated this divergent ETS member’s ability to bind DNA as a dimer on a single DNA site, a potentially important mechanism of self-regulation. Read about it.

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