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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Many congratulations

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Congratulations to Francesca Vaccaro, Gisele Andrée, and Steve Cohen on receiving the Department of Chemistry’s Award for Outstanding Service, and to Francesca for her Kirschstein Fellowship from the NIH.

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Paper highlighted, Women in Biological Chemistry

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

The Drennan lab paper “Disruption of an Oligomeric Interface Prevents Allosteric Inhibition of Escherichia coli Class Ia Ribonucleotide Reductase” has been included in the Journal of Biological Chemistry‘s special issue, “Women in Biological Chemistry,” which brings together Editors’ Picks papers to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in the U.S.

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Gilliam awardees from our lab

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Congratulations to current Drennan lab grad student Sheena Vasquez and former Drennan lab MSRP/EXROP student Santi Yori on receiving the prestigious Gilliam Fellowship from HHMI.

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Welcome Kelsey Miller

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

We’re very happy to welcome Kelsey Miller as a new postdoc in the Drennan lab. Kelsey joins us from the University of California, Irvine.

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Publications this week

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Congratulations to Steve Cohen and former Drennan lab member Elizabeth Wittenborn on their papers published this week in JACS and ACS Catalysis, respectively (links on our Publications page).

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Drennan lab closes for #ShutDownSTEM

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

The Drennan lab closes to take part in (and organize in the MIT Bio & Chem departments) #ShutdownSTEM anti-racism workshops on June 10, 2020.

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