08-16: Michael Soniat receives a departmental Travel Award to attend the Keystone Symposia meeting in January 2019. Kudos!
08-10: The website gets a major refresh as it moves from web2py (bleh!) to Jekyll+GitHub. Thanks to Jim and Nicole for their awesome help during this major undertaking.
08-07: IJF co-panels a public discussion with Sahotra Sarkar on the promise and peril of CRISPR gene editing at the Austin Forum on Technology and Society. Event details and video
07-25: Congrats to Jeff Hongshan and Michael on their new Langmuir paper describing a better way to make ssDNA curtains!
07-18: The lab publishes an eLife paper on how heterochromatin spreads with Bassem Al-Sady’s group at UCSF.
07-13: Fatema leaves the lab to start her graduate studies in the UCSF tetrad program.
06-20: Congrats to John and Stephen on their new indel-correcting DNA barcodes paper in PNAS, done in collaboration with Bill Press of the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at UT.
06-01: Kamyab Javanmardi joins the lab as a rotation student!
05-15: John Cooper joins as a joint graduate student between the Finkelstein and Matouschek Labs.
05-01: Hung-Che Kuo (Jami) joins the Finkelstein Lab as a graduate student!
05-01: Dr. Max Brown defends his dissertation!
05-01: Dr. Logan Myler defends his dissertation!
04-30: Stephen Jones receives a departmental Travel Award to attend the Cold Spring Harbor CRISPR meeting in August 2018.
04-20: Dr. John Hawkins defends his dissertation!
04-15: Michael Soniat presents a talk at the annual Structural Biology of DNA Repair conference.
03-28: Kaylee Dillard is awarded an F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award.
03-12: IJF co-panels a discussion with Dan Gibson and Rachel Haurwitz on genome editing at SXSW interactive.
02-16: Stephen Jones attends the AAAS Annual Meeting, where he participates in Classroom Science Days, presenting to students at Bailey Middle School on how he became a scientist.
02-12: Yoori Kim presents a poster at the 3rd DNA replication/repair Structures and Cancer conference in Cancun MX.
01-02: Hongshan Zhang joins the lab as a Postdoc after completing his PhD at Aix-Marseille University in the laboratory of Dr. Mauro Modesti.
10-23: Jim Rybarski gave a talk on his Cas12a work at the Cell Symposia CRISPR conference.
10-22: Kaylee Dillard presents a poster at the Cell Symposia CRISPR From Biology to Technology and Novel Therapeutics.
09-23: Stephen Jones releases his first album as cellist in the Austin-based band, Bone Pilots, titled Satellite.
08-07: Congrats to Logan, Nacho, Michael, and Yoori on their new Molecular Cell paper describing how MRN works on chromatin and DNA ends. in Molecular Cell (“Single-Molecule Imaging Reveals How Mre11-Rad50-Nbs1 Initiates DNA Break Repair”)
08-01: Michael Soniat is awarded the American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship!!!
06-27: The laboratory publishes a Cell paper on how to repurpose NGS chips for biophysical studies of CRISPR proteins in collaboration with Ellington, Press, Ke and Savran laboratories.
06-01: Members of the Finkelstein Lab are interviewed by the The Daily Texan, The Austin-American Statesman, and The Wall Street Journal for their recently-published work on CRISPR in Cell.
04-17: Congrats to Michael, Logan, Jeff, Yoori, and Nacho on their new paper on Next-Gen DNA Curtains in Methods in Enzymology
02-01: Nicole Johnson joins the lab as our new lab manager!
02-01: Jim Rybarski officially joins the Finkelstein Lab as a graduate student!
01-31: The laboratory publishes a paper describing the extraordinary longevity of fission yeast in eLife.
01-17: Congrats to Yoori and Armando on their new paper in Scientific Reports describing how to make better single-molecule DNA substrates.
01-08: Stephen Jones is awarded the Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship and attends the Keystone Symposium on Genome Engineering.
10-03: Logan Myler awarded an NCI F99/K00 Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Transition Fellowships.
08-01: Stephen Jones is awarded an F32 postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institute on Aging!
07-17: Michael Soniat joins the lab after completing his PhD at University of Texas Southwestern in the laboratory of Dr. Yuh Min Chook.
05-01: Jeff Schaub joins the lab!
07-30: Yoori Kim gets the prestigious HHMI International Scholar Fellowship. Congratulations Yoori! CNS Press Release
05-02: Jim Rybarski graduates with a B.S. in Biochemistry. Jim will be staying with us as a research scientist as he continues to crush science!
05-01: Kaylee Dillard joins the lab to study aspects of CRISPR-cas adaptive immunity.
04-05: Stephen Jones et al publish a Bio-Protocol paper on how to capture and watch single fission yeast cells over their entire lifespans.
03-01: IJF is awarded an NSF CAREER award to study mechanisms of genome maintenance. CNS press release
02-02: Logan Myler will be presenting a short talk on our work with EXO1 at the Mammalian DNA Repair Gordon Research Conference. Congratulations!
02-01: Dr. Stephen Jones joins the laboratory after completing his PhD at Brown University in the laboratory of Richard Bennett.
05-14: Jim Rybarski joins the lab to work on the mechanisms of aging in fission yeast.
04-01: Logan Myler is awarded prize for the best short talk at the annual Molecular BioSciences retreat. Great work!
09-01: Yoori Kim joins the lab!
09-01: Dr. Ignacio Gallardo joins the lab. Welcome Nacho!
08-01: Greg Hild joins the lab as lab manager, technician and espresso connoisseur. Welcome Greg!
07-02: IJF receives the NIH Pathway to Independence R00 award.
07-01: IJF is named a CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research. CNS press release