Cathy receives Bicentennial Alumni Award from the University of Michigan

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Cathy was one of ten distinguished University of Michigan alumni who received the University’s Bicentennial Alumni Award at the December 2017 Winter Commencement in Ann Arbor.  University of Michigan Provost Martin Philbert said of the awardees “Their contributions in fields including the arts, health sciences, public policy, entertainment and philanthropy exemplify the university’s commitment to…

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Congratulations to David Born on his first author Science paper

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Congratulations to David Born on his first author Science paper.  See MIT News Story.

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PhaC is the December Molecule of the Month

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

December’s Molecule of the Month is PhaC, which bacteria use to build biodegradable plastic, chosen by RCSB Protein Data Bank (PDB).            

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Congratulations to Ed Brignole

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Research scientist Ed Brignole has been appointed to direct the cryogenic electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) facility at MIT.  Ed is excited about developing this research capability that will be housed in the nearly completed MIT.nano building. He looks forward to engaging broadly with scientists and engineers at MIT and continuing to work closely with the Drennan…

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Welcome to postdoc Mary Andorfer

Monday, November 6th, 2017

The Drennan lab welcomes Mary Andorfer.  Mary got her PhD in August 2017 from the University of Chicago; her thesis, written under the direction of Professor Jared Lewis, examined the use of halogenases as tunable catalysts for synthetic organic chemistry. Welcome Mary!    

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Principles of Chemical Science published on MIT’s OpenCourseWare

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

MIT’s OpenCourseWare (OCW) has published Cathy’s 5.111SC Principles of Chemical Science.  The course website includes a number of special features such as lecture notes, instructor insights, and a link to Behind the Scenes at MIT, a collection of short videos of MIT researchers talking about their research as well as their personal stories.  Read more…

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Congratulations to Emily Damato

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

MIT undergraduate Emily Damato has been chosen as an MIT EECS-Lincoln Laboratory Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar, receiving funding through the prestigious EECS Research and Innovation Scholars Program.  Emily will work in the Drennan lab as a SuperUROP on her project  Automating Electron Microscope (EM) Particle Reconstruction with Machine Learning, under the mentorship of Ed…

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Graduate Student Tsehai Grell featured on MIT’s home page

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Nominated by the Chemistry Department, Tsehai Grell was selected to be featured on MIT’s home page.  In her profile she speaks about growing up in the Commonwealth of Dominica, her research in the Drennan lab, and her commitment to making MIT more inclusive for graduate students.       

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Drennan Lab welcomes five undergraduates for summer 2017

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Five undergraduates are spending the summer of 2017 in the Drennan lab.  Newcomers are MSRP Bio student Gisele Andree, a rising junior at UMass Amherst majoring in Chemistry and Biochemistry; HHMI EXROP student Luis Caldera Guzman, about to begin his senior year at UC Berkeley, where he majors in Bioengineering, and Materials Science & Engineering;…

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Congratulations Lindsey, Steve, and Manny!

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Congratulations to Lindsey Backman on receiving a Gilliam Fellowship, Steve Cohen on being selected for the MIT Biotechnology Training Program, and Manuel Ortega on receiving a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Enrichment Award!

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