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Linda receives a 2010 Cottrell Scholar Award

The Cottrell Scholar Award (awarded by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement) supports the Columbus lab’s research on the structure and dynamics of bacterial outer membrane proteins and their interactions with host receptors. Specifically, the proposal focuses on the outer membrane opacity-associated (Opa) proteins from Neisseria, which induce engulfment of the bacterium in non-phagocytic cells […]

Brett and Dan present posters at 39th Southeastern Magnetic Resonance Conference

Brett and Dan presented posters at the 39th Southeastern Magnetic Resonance Conference (SEMRC) which was held at the University of Florida campus on October 22-24, 2010. The focus of the conference is on the exchange of ideas related to NMR-, EPR-, and MRI-based research as well as on the development of these techniques and new […]

Columbus and Criss labs receive UVA nanoSTAR seed funds

UVA nanoSTAR Institute awarded $30,000 to the Columbus and Criss laboratories to facilitate a collaboration aimed at targeting liposomes cell specifically. The nanoSTAR seed projects fund is contributed to by the Office of the Vice President for Research, the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the School of […]

Justin and Golda receive Bass Scholarship

The UVA Chemistry Bass Scholarship provides $2,000 to chemistry majors performing scientific research with a professor in the department.

Brett presents at 2010 EPR Conference

Brett presented an invited talk entitled “Structural Origins of Nitroxide Side Chain Dynamics on Membrane Protein α‐Helical Sites” at the 14th In Vivo EPR Spectroscopy and Imaging and the 11th International EPR Spin Trapping/Spin Labeling.

Dan wins an award at the 2010 Huskey Research Exhibition

Dan Fox received a Student Voted Top Poster in Physical Science and Mathematics for the poster he presented at the 2010 Huskey Research Exhibition. The University of Virginia Graduate School of Arts & Sciences held the 10th Annual Robert J. Huskey Research Exhibition on April 5, 2010. Over 25 different academic programs within the Graduate […]

Alison and Dan present at the Biophysical Society’s 54th Annual Meeting

Alison and Dan present at the Biophysical Society’s 54th Annual Meeting at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California, February 20-24, 2010. Dan presented a poster on the NMR structure determination of OpaI and Alison presented a talk on the molecular determinants of the spontaneous refolding of OpaI in lipid vesicles. UVA Chemistry Colleague […]

Dan presents at the SCBB Biophysics Retreat

On January 15th, Dan Fox was invited to give a talk at the UVA Structural & Computational Biology and Biophysics Biophysics Program Retreat. He presented his progress towards the NMR structure determination of OpaI

Alison presents poster at FASEB Summer Research Conference

Alison presented a poster entitled “Physical determinants of outer membrane Opacity-associated protein folding in lipid vesicles” this August at the Molecular Biophysics of Cellular Membranes FASEB Summer Research Conference. Alison on a hike in the White Mountains of Vermont. Alison and Linda on the same hike.

Columbus Lab’s work highlighted in APS Science

APS Science features articles on Advanced Photon Source research and engineering highlights that are written for the interested public as well as the synchrotron x-ray, engineering, and broader scientific communities; potential facility users; and funding agencies. This years report includes the Columbus Lab’s work on mixed micelles and protein-detergent complexes (p. 40).

Ashley publishes in The Spectra

Ashley Keller published her work on the expression and purification of IncA in the University of Virginia engineering and science research journal “The Spectrum“.

Alison and Jackie receive a UVA Double Hoo Fellowship

The University of Virginia has awarded eight “Double-’Hoo” research awards, which fund pairings of undergraduate and graduate students who collaborate on research projects. Each project is awarded up to $5,000 toward research expenses, as well as an additional $500 for the faculty mentor overseeing the project. Jackie, a second-year chemistry-biochemistry major, and Alison, a fourth-year […]

Brett shares 1st place in 3rd year poster session

On April 1st, the third year chemistry graduate students presented their research at the annual poster event. Each year faculty judges award the top three poster presentations monetary awards. This year, Brett shared 1st place with Isabel Green and Joanna Webb received 2nd place. Brett and Isabel will give an oral presentation to the Department […]

Ashely Keller receives the Harrison 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. Ashley received her award to continue her successful work on Inc proteins (IncA) of Chlamydia trachomatis. Forty awards of up to $3,000 each are granted on a […]

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