QCB News

2018 Women in Science Conference

November 6, 2018

Congratulations to Kate Selivanovitch (Douglas lab) on receiving a first place Oral Presentation Award at the 2018 Women in Science Conference held at Notre Dame University. Kate also received a travel grant to attend and share her work at the conference.

Last QCB Evening of the Fall 2018 Semester

November 2, 2018

Join us for another QCB Evening on Monday, November 5th from 5:30-7:00 pm in Chemistry C033. Talks will be given by current QCB Trainees, Paul Marcyk (Cook lab) and Jhavni Sharma (Douglas lab). Pizza and beverages will be provided.

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9th Annual August M. Watanabe Symposium in Chemical Biology: Virology and Antivirals

October 3, 2018

We would like to invite you to the 9th Annual August M. Watanabe Symposium in Chemical Biology: Virology and Antivirals.

The Watanabe Symposium will be held on the campus of Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, in the Department of Chemistry on Saturday, October 20, 2018. This year the emphasis will be on virology and antivirals. A light breakfast will be available starting at 8 am and the first presentation begin at 8:50. Talks and posters continue through the day to 5:00 pm. There is a wonderful list of speakers, so we encourage you to join us. You can follow the link below to register for the event. Priority will be given to QCB Trainer Labs for Poster Session.

Invited speakers this year:
Paul Ahlquist, University of Wisconsin, Madison, HHMI
Steve Harrison, Harvard Medical School, HHMI
Priscilla Yang, Harvard Medical School
Z. Hong Zhou, UCLA

Registration: https://iuqcb.indiana.edu/events/watanabe-symposium/
Agenda and speaker bios: 2018 Watanabe Symposium Program

The Watanabe Symposium honors the late August “Gus” Watanabe, a renowned physician, researcher and professor who led research and development at Eli Lilly and Company for nearly a decade, and who was a pioneer in the study of the cellular mechanics of the heart. IN 1994, Watanabe assumed the role as President of Lilly Research Laboratories and is responsible for launching eleven new and pivotal pharmaceutical products.

First QCB Evening of Fall 2018

September 25, 2018

Join us for the first QCB Evening of the Fall 2018 semester on Monday, October 1st from 5:30-7:00pm in Chemistry C033. Talks will be given by current QCB Trainees, Mallory Kern (Pohl lab) and Brenna Walsh (Giedroc lab).

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QCB TP Steering Committee Announces Six New Appointments and More

July 15, 2018

The QCB TP Steering Committee is pleased to announce six (6) new fellowship appointments and three (3) reappointments for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year.

Three two-year NRSA fellowships were awarded to upcoming second year students, Brooke Brown (Clemmer group), Rachel Fadler (Flood group), and Lily Klapper (VanNieuwenhze group).  Three one-year fellowship awards were made to rising third-year students Mallory Kern (Pohl group) and Kate Selivanovitch (Douglas group) and an upcoming second-year student Matthew Jordan (Giedroc group). Their photos and biographical information are forthcoming!  Check back to our Current Trainees page!

Three additional trainees were re-appointed to their second year of support: Steven Ratvasksy (Zaleski group), Frank Roushar (Schlebach group) and Brenna Walsh (Giedroc group).

Congratulations to all!

QCB trainee JB Holmes was highlighted in a commentary published in Nature

June 1, 2018

QCB trainee JB Holmes (Dragnea group) was highlighted in a commentary published in Nature on the American Physical Society’s innovative Bridge Program, which seeks to diversify the Physics academic community.  Congratulations JB!

Rued Publication

June 1, 2018

Britta Rued (Winkler/Giedroc labs) was second author on The Opp (AmiACDEF) Oligopeptide Transporter Mediates Resistance of Serotype 2 Streptococcus pneumoniae D39 to Killing by Chemokine CXCL10 and Other Antimicrobial Peptides, a paper published in the Journal of Bacteriology May 2018.

William G. Roessler Microbiology Scholarship

May 27, 2018

Britta Rued poses with fellow lab members from Macolm Winkler’s laboratory during IU Biology’s 2018 Student Awards Ceremony. From left: Jesús Bazán, Britta, Madeline Danforth, Tiffany Tsui, and Carly Berg. Photo by Sandee Milhouse

Congratulations to Britta Rued (Winkler/Giedroc labs) for being named a 2018 William G. Roessler Microbiology Scholar!

Walsh Publication

May 22, 2018

Brenna Walsh (Giedroc lab) was co-first author on Hydrogen Sulfide Sensing through Reactive Sulfur Species (RSS) and Nitroxyl (HNO) in Enterococcus faecalis,  a paper published in ACS Chemical Biology in April 2018.

Peglow Award Recipient

January 15, 2018

Brady Strittmatter (Hollenhorst lab) received the Peglow Award for outstanding performance in the Biochemistry Preliminary Examination. Congratulations Brady!