Yay, Mira & Christa!

Monday, April 12th, 2021

We’re excited that Mira May and Christa Imrich will be coming to MIT for grad school (Bio & Chem, respectively) this fall. They were both MSRP-Bio summer students in our lab.

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Research Slam congratulations to Lindsey & Kelsey!

Monday, April 5th, 2021

At the March 29 Research Slam, Lindsey won both first place in the Judge’s award and the Audience Choice award for grad students (“Why does Poop Smell Bad?”), and Kelsey won the Audience Choice award for postdocs (“Avenging Our Immune System”).

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Congratulations to Dawson for his paper in Cell Chemical Biology

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Congratulations to first-author Dawson, along with Lindsey, on their paper in Cell Chemical Biology, “Molecular basis of C-S bond cleavage in the glycyl radical enzyme isethionate sulfite-lyase,” available here and highlighted here.

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Congrats to Luis, Mira, Gisele

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Congratulations to former Drennan lab MSRP students Luis Caldera and Mira May and current Drennan lab graduate student Gisele Andrée on receiving NSF awards and/or honorable mention from the NSF. Way to go!

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Congratulations on Rohan’s paper

Saturday, February 20th, 2021

Rohan Jonnalagadda’s paper, “Biochemical and crystallographic investigations into isonitrile formation by a nonheme iron-dependent oxidase/decarboxylase,” is out in Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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Welcome Andy & Sorin

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Welcome to our new grad students in Chemistry, Andy Dorfeuille and Sorin Srinivasa.

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Percy’s paper in Nature Chemical Biology

Monday, January 18th, 2021

Congratulations to Percy Yang-Ting Chen for his publication in Nature Chemical Biology, “Structural Basis for Non-Radical Catalysis by TsrM, a Radical SAM Methylase.” Available here or here (view-only but open access).  

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Cathy Drennan, AAAS Fellow

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Congratulations to Cathy on being elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. AAAS announcement here, and MIT’s here.

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Congratulations to Steve on his publication in Structure

Monday, September 21st, 2020

Steve Cohen et al., “Negative-Stain Electron Microscopy Reveals Dramatic Structural Rearrangements in Ni-Fe-S-Dependent Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase/Acetyl-CoA Synthase,” Structure 28: 1-7.

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Welcome Dana Westmoreland

Monday, September 7th, 2020

We’re very happy to welcome Dana Westmoreland as a new postdoc in the Drennan lab. Dana joins us from Northwestern University.

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