Columbus Lab receives NSF CAREER Award

CAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization. Such activities should build a firm foundation for […]

Graduate and Undergraduate Students Present Posters at National Meetings

This last February and March, Dan Fox presented his NMR studies of Opa proteins at the Frontiers in NMR Biology Keystone Symposium Brett Kroncke (in photo) presented his EPR studies and Chris Reyes presented his Opa refolding and NMR studies at the 53rd Biophysical Society Meeting. Thien Nguyen presented her mixed micelle refolding studies at […]

Rita is accepted into the Teach for America Program

Teach for America started in 1990 with Wendy Kopp’s senior thesis at Princeton University. She raised $2.5 million and hired 500 teachers in six low-income communities. Now, Teach for america has 20,000 teachers and Rita will be one next year.

First NIH Grant

The Columbus Lab received their first NIH RO1 grant.

Alison receives travel award

Alison received a Biophysical Society 2010 Student Travel Award and was chosen for a platform talk”The Spontaneous Refolding of Opacity-Associated Proteins into Lipid Membranes” at the 54th annual meeting in February

Alison shares second place in 3rd year poster competition

Alison’s poster entitled “Opa Proteins of Neisseria: Liposome Reconstitution and Interactions with a Human CEACAM Receptor” shared second place in the Departmental 3rd year poster award. She receives a monetary award and presented her research to the department on April 24th.

Jackie receives College Science Scholar Stipend

Jackie (1st year at UVA) will join the Columbus Lab this summer to begin research on the reconstitution of Opa protiens into lipid vesicles. She received a stipend from the College Science Scholar Program.

Justin Receives Undergraduate Research Award

The Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards Program, administered by the Faculty Senate, funds outstanding undergraduate research projects in the spring and/or summer for current second and third-year undergraduate students.