Jun Huang describes a proteomic method, Hotspot Thermal Profiling, to detect the effects of site-specific protein phosphorylation on the thermal stability of thousands of native proteins in live cells.
Tao Pan, PhD, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, and A. Murat Eren, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at UChicago, demonstrated the application of tRNA sequencing to gut micobiome samples from mice that were fed either a low-fat or high-fat diet. Read more here.
The University’s biological sciences graduate program in June removed the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) admissions requirement across all graduate programs, at the urging of the Graduate Recruitment Initiative Team (GRIT), a student organization that advocates for diversity and inclusion. For the full article, see the Chicago Maroon
Christina Roman is the outgoing president of the University of Chicago SACNAS Chapter, which was awarded the 2018 SACNAS Professional Development Award. Christina and the other chapter leaders were formally reconized at the National SACNAS conference in San Antonio, Texas on October 13. Christina is a fourth year graduate student trainee in Joe Piccirilli's lab.