QCB News

Visit With Dr. Eranthie Weerapana

February 4, 2021

Please join us for Dr. Eranthie Weerapana’s virtual visit and seminar, hosted by Professor Giedroc, on Friday, February 12.
She is an associate professor of chemistry at Boston College, and her talk is titled “Chemical-proteomic strategies to investigate reactive cysteines.”

The seminar is set to take place at 2:30 p.m. Following her seminar, at 3:30 p.m., all QCB trainees and any others who may be interested are invited to visit with Dr. Weerapana.

Please find the Zoom link for both the seminar and afterwards here.

Student Invited Speaker: Heather Maynard, Ph.D.

January 22, 2021

Please join us for a seminar with Dr. Heather Maynard from University of California, Los Angeles on February 9, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. on Zoom. A student Q&A portion will follow at 3:30 p.m.

Every year, our QCB trainee cohort selects, organizes and hosts two outside speakers per year (one Fall, one Spring) for the QCB seminar series.

Heather Maynard, Ph.D.
Dr. Myung Ki Hong Professor in Polymer Science
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Department of Bioengineering
Director, Chemistry Biology Interface Training Program
Associate Director, California NanoSystems Institute
University of California, Los Angeles

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Spring QCB Evening, February 1, 2021

January 22, 2021

Join us for the Spring QCB Evening on Monday, February 1st from 5:00-7:00pm on Zoom.

Lily Klapper (VanNieuwenhze Group) will give her talk, “Utilizing Macrocyclic
Depsipeptides to Combat Antibiotic Resistance,”

and Brady Strittmatter, (Hollenhorst Group) will give his talk, “Ras/ERK and PI3K/AKT signaling differentially regulate oncogenic ERG mediated transcription in prostate cells.”

Please find more details, including the Zoom ID, here.

Erdmann Publication

January 19, 2021

Emily Erdmann (Hundley lab) was first author on To protect and modify double-stranded RNA – the critical roles of ADARs in development, immunity and oncogenesis, a paper published in Critical Reviews in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

6th Annual IU Chemistry Career Development Symposium

January 4, 2021

Please join us for the 6th Annual IU Chemistry Career Development Symposium, which will be held virtually on January 11, 2021.

This year’s symposium will feature Dr. Kimberly McCoy as a keynote speaker. She is an IU alumna and current freelance science writer and a number of company representatives from BMS, Eli Lily, Waters, and St. Jude’s!

Register Here!

For more details, please visit the IU CDS website, and email IUCDS@indiana.edu with any event questions.

The IU CDS aims to provide our chemistry graduate students and post-docs with insights into available career paths as well as opportunities to establish contacts with potential employers. This graduate student led event will facilitate dialogue between successful professional, potential employers, and students to generate excitement and alleviate confusion in the search for a path after graduate school.

Walsh Publication

December 17, 2020

Brenna Walsh (Giedroc lab) was second author on Structural basis for persulfide-sensing specificity in a transcriptional regulator, a paper published in Nature Chemical Biology.

Perez Publication

December 17, 2020

Dr. Amilcar J. Perez (Winkler lab) was first author on Organization of Peptidoglycan Synthesis in Nodes and Separate Rings at Different Stages of Cell Division of Streptococcus pneumoniae, a paper published in Molecular Microbiology.

Fall QCB Evening; November 9, 2020

November 6, 2020

Join us for the Fall QCB Evening on Monday, November 9th from 5:00-7:00pm on Zoom.

There will be a LinkedIn Workshop presented by Jenna Laramie, Senior Career Coach and Allison Adkins, Career Coach from the Walter Center for Career Achievement.
JB Holmes (Dragnea Group) will give his talk, “Coherent Bio-inspired Materials.”

Please find more details, here, and please contact Rachel Fadler (rfadler@indiana.edu) for the Zoom link.

Fall QCB Evening, October 5, 2020

October 2, 2020

Join us for the Fall QCB Evening on Monday, October 5th from 5:30-7:00pm on Zoom.

Jessie Gudolf (VanNieuwenhze Group) will give her talk, “Synthesis and Evaluation of Cannabidiol Analogs as a Treatment for Synthetic Opioid Toxicity,”
and Ria Kidner (Gerdt Group) will give her talk, “Uncovering Molecular Cues That Drive a Unique Symbiotic Relationship Between Biomphalaria glabrata and Capsaspora owczarzaki: A Potential Agent Against Schistosomiasis.”

Please find more details, including the Zoom ID, here.

Button Publication

August 25, 2020

Julie Button (Tuli lab) was first author on Revisiting an old friend: new findings in alphavirus structure and assembly, a paper published in Current Opinion in Virology.