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05/2019: James is elected Secretary of the American Peptide Society for 2019-2022.

   
   

04/2019: Buyan is awarded a Dissertation Completion Fellowship by the School of Arts and Sciences. Congratulations Buyan!

   
   
04/2019: Tiberiu has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar to study in the laboratory of nobel Laureate Stefan Hell. Congratulations Tibby!
   
   
02/2019: Our recent paper with the Chenoweth and Lee groups is spotlighted in JACS. Congratulations Vicky, Sam, and Conor!
   
   

02/2019: A nice highlight in C&E News of the Chenoweth group's work on photoconvertible dyes and Vicky's recent paper in J. Am. Chem. Soc.

   
   

01/2019: Jack's paper with the Mach group on identifying small molecule bining sites in alpha-synuclein fibrils is selected as one of the "Best of 2018" by ACS Chemical Neuroscience.

   
   

01/2019: Sam Giannakoulias, Marshall Lougee, Hoang-Anh Phan, and Joo-Hyung Park join EJPlab. Welcome aboard!

   
   

10/2018: Our article with the Kohli group on unnatural amino acid tolerability in proteins is featured on Science Translational Medicine's "In The Pipeline."

   
   

08/2018: James organizes the Genetic Code Expansion (GCE) Conference August 9-11 in Corvalis, OR.

   
   

07/2018: Itthipol (Ohm) Sungwienwong defends his Ph.D. thesis, entitled "The Development of Intrinsically Fluorescent Unnatural Amino Acids for In Vivo Incorporation into Proteins." Congratulations Ohm!

   
   

07/2018: Kristen Fiore is awarded a Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics Training Grant fellowship for 2018. Congratulations Kristen!

   
   

06/2018: EJPLab featured in two recent OMNIA magazine stories: 1) on thioamide stabilization of peptide therapeutics, and 2) on Jimin's path to become a chemist.

   
   

06/2018: Chloe Jones joins EJPlab. Welcome aboard!

   
   

05/2018: James receives the Jane M. Glick Graduate Student Teaching Award from the School of Medicine.

   
   

05/2018: Jimin Yoon earns a B.S. in Chemisty. Congratulations Jimin!

   
   

05/2018: Jimin receives the ACS Analytical Chemistry Award and yje ACS Local Section Award. Congratulations Jimin!

   
   

02/2018: EJPLab featured in three recent Penn News stories: 1) on thioamide stabilization of peptide therapeutics, 2) on capturing protein motions using FRET, and 3) on our outreach activities with Philly Materials Day 2018.

   
   

02/2018: Our work on protein motion capture (experimentally constrained computational models) is highlighted on the NSF Science 360 News website.

   
   

02/2018: Tiberiu and Jimin are named as Dean's Scholars, the university's highest honor. Congratulations Jimin and Tiberiu!

   
   

01/2018: Kristen Fiore and Yu Wu join EJPlab. Welcome aboard!

   
   

01/2018: Jack, Conor, Jimin, and Buyan's paper with the Rhoades, Fakhraai, and Nath laboratories is highlighted on the Biophysical Journal website. Congratulations all!

   
   

11/2017: Stella, Taylor, and Jack's paper with the Hayes laboratory is highlighted in Nature. Congratulations all!

   
   

11/2017: James joins the Scientifc Advisory Board of the Royal Society's Open Science.

   
   

08/2017: Conor and Tiberiu's paper with Rich Karpowicz from the Lee laboratory is an Editor's Pick in J. Biol. Chem. It is also highlighted by Health Medicine Network, Science Newsline, Medical Xpress, Newswise, EurekAlert!, and ALZForum. Congratulations Rich, Conor, and Tiberiu!

   
   

08/2017: Chris Walters defends his Ph.D. thesis, entitled "Synthesis, Genetic Incorporation, And Characterization Of Unnatural Amino Acid Proteins: Thioamides And Other Biophysical Probes." Congratulations Chris!

   
   

06/2017: Xing (Stella) Chen defends her Ph.D. thesis, entitled "Thioamides In Protease Studies: Many Applications For A Single-Atom Substitution." Congratulations Stella!

   
   

06/2017: Jack receives an innaugural Rowland Fellowship from the Parkinson's Disease Foundation. Congratulations Jack!

   
   

05/2017: Tiberiu and Jimin are named as Vagelos Science Challenge Award winners. Congratulations Jimin and Tiberiu!

   
   

04/2017: Jimin is elected to Phi Beta Kappa and receives a summer undergraduate research fellowship from the Chemistry Department. Congratulations Jimin!

   
   

04/2017: Tiberiu is awarded a prestigous Goldwater Scholarship. Congratulations Tiberiu!

   
   

02/2017: Conor, Rebecca, and Christina's paper is featured on the cover of Biochemistry.

   
   

12/2016: Jimin is awarded a Ruth Marcus Kanter College Alumni Society Undergraduate Research Grant. Congratulations Jimin!

   
   

11/2016: James receives a 2017 Thieme Chemistry Journal Award.

   
   

10/2016: Conor Haney is awarded one of three best poster prizes at the annual retreat of the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research. Congratulations Conor!

   
   

09/2016: Chris' poster wins the Faculty of 1000 best poster prize at the NYAS Chemical Biology Meeting!

   
   

08/2016: James and Cecilia featured in scenes from the ACS Fall National Meeting in Philadelphia.

   
   

07/2016: Taylor Barrett is awarded a Chemical Biology Interface Fellowship for 2016. Congratulations Taylor!

   
   

04/2016: Buyan Pan receives an Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. Congratulations Buyan!

   
   

04/2016: Dr. Naoya (Eddie) Ieda joins the laboratory as a visting scholar. Welcome aboard!

   
   

03/2016: James is named a visiting professor at Nagoya City University at the Epigenetics JSPS Kick-Off Symposium.

   
   

01/2016: Taylor Barrett joins EJPLab. Buyan Pan joins with our lab and the Rhoades lab for a joint Ph.D. Welcome aboard!

   
   

12/2015: Stella's poster wins the Faculty of 1000 best poster prize at the NYAS GLP-1 Meeting!

   
   

11/2015: Yanxin (Jerri) Wang defends her Ph.D. thesis, entitled "Chemical Modification Methods for Protein Folding Studies." Congratulations Jerri!

   
   

10/2015: Miklos Szantai-Kis wins the prize for best poster at the Biomedical Graduate Studies 30th Anniversary Celebration poster session. Congratulations Miklos!

   
   

09/2015: Conor Haney is awarded an Age Related Neurodegenerative Disease Training Grant fellowship for 2015. Congratulations Conor!

   
   

07/2015: James is promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.

   
   

07/2015: Chris Walters is awarded a Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics Training Grant fellowship for 2015. Congratulations again Chris!

   
   

05/2015: Jack Ferrie is awarded the best poster prize in the basic science category at the annual retreat of the Institute on Aging. Congratulations Jack!

   
   

04/2015: Jerri and Miklos' perspective on thioprotein semi-synthesis is featured on the cover of Org. Biomol. Chem.

   
   

03/2015: Rebecca Wissner defends her Ph.D. thesis, entitled "Minimally Perturbing Fluorescence Probe Pairs for the Study of Protein Folding and Misfolding." Congratulations Rebecca!

   
   

03/2015: Keith and Lily are featured in Penn Frontiers online magazine and on Penn News Today.

   
   

01/2015: Christina Cleveland joins EJPLab. Vicky Jun joins with our lab and the Chenwoeth lab for a joint Ph.D. Welcome aboard!

   
   

09/2014: Dr. Conor Haney joins EJPLab. Welcome aboard!

   
   

07/2014: Chris Walters is awarded a Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics Training Grant fellowship for 2014. Congratulations Chris!

   
   

06/2014: Solongo Batjargal Ziraldo defends her Ph.D. thesis, entitled "Development of Methods for the Incorporation of Fluorophores and Thioamides into Proteins and their Application to Folding Studies." Congratulations Solongo!

   
   

04/2014: Jake Goldberg receives the 2014 John G. Miller Award for the most outstanding dissertation in the Chemistry Department. Congratulations Jake!

   
   

05/2014: Anand Muthusamy earns a B.S. in Chemisty. Congratulations Anand!

   
   

04/2014: Chris Walters receives an Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award and Jack Ferries receivs honorable mention. Congratulations Chris and Jack!

   
   

04/2014: Keith Keenan receives a summer research fellowship from the Chemistry Departmant. Congratulations Keith!

   
   

04/2014: Lee Speight defends his Ph.D. thesis, entitled "Minimalistic Probes for Protein Folding and Structure Studies." Congratulations Lee!

   
   

04/2014: Rebecca Wissner receives a Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2014. Congratulations Rebecca!

   
   
04/2014: Jack Ferrie is awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations Jack!
   
   

03/2014: John Warner defends his Ph.D. thesis, entitled "Multifunctionalization of Proteins: Strategies for combining semi-synthetic and bioorthogonal techniques." Congratulations John!

   
   

03/2014: James speaks at the ACS Chemical Biology Lectureship Award Symposium in honor of Prof. Peter Dervan of Caltech.

   
   

01/2014: Jack Ferrie and Itthipol Sungwienwong join EJPLab. Welcome aboard!

   
   

12/2013: James elected to ACS Division of Biological Chemistry Advisory Committee for 2014-2016.

   
   

08/2013: Solongo's research featured in Penn News Today. Congratulations Solongo!

   
   

08/2013: Anne Wagner defends her Ph.D. thesis, entitled "N-terminal Protein Modification by Aminoacyl Transferase: Enzymology and Applications." Congratulations Anne!

   
   

06/2013: Dr. Yun Huang joins EJPLab. Welcome aboard!

   
   

05/2013: Jake Goldberg defends his Ph.D. thesis, entitled "Thioamides as Fluorescence Quenching Probes: Minimalist chromophores to monitor protein dynamics." Congratulations Jake!

   
   

05/2013: Haviva Garret earns a B.S. in Chemisty. Congratulations Haviva!

   
   

05/2013: Colin Fadzen earns an M.S. in Biochemistry and a B.S. in Physics. Congratulations Colin!

   
   

05/2013: Solongo Batjargal receives a Summer Research Fellowship from the Parkinson's Disease Foundation. Congratulations Solongo!

   
   

05/2013: Lee Speight receives a Chemistry department Outstanding Teaching Assistant award. Congratulations Lee!

   
   

03/2013: James receives the Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry's Award for Early Excellence in Physical Organic Chemistry for 2013.

   
   

02/2013: Colin Fadzen and Jake Goldberg are named as Dean's Scholars for 2013, the highest academic honor at the University of Pennsylvania. Congratulations Jake and Colin!

   
   

02/2013: James selected to participate in the Young Investigators Workshop at the 2013 European Symposium on Organic Chemistry in Marseiles, France.

   
   

01/2013: Dr. Moumita Samanta joins EJPLab. Welcome aboard!

   
   

08/2012: Rebecca Wissner receives a Chemistry department Outstanding 3rd/4th Year Graduate Student award. Congratulations Rebecca!

   
   
08/2012: James' symposium on peptide backbone modification at the ACS Fall 2012 National Meeting is featured in C&E News.
   
   
07/2012: James receives an NSF CAREER award to fund the study of thioamides as probes of protein conformation.
   
   

06/2012: Haviva Garrett receives a summer undergraduate research fellowship sponsored by Eli Lilly and Co. Congratulations Haviva!

   
   

05/2012: Eileen Moison earns a B.S. in Biochemistry and will be travelling to Cambridge as a Gates Scholar before attending graduate school. Congratulations Eileen!

   
   

05/2012: Solongo (Batjargal) Ziraldo receives a Chemistry department Outstanding Teaching Assistant award. Lee receives a Teaching Commendation and is selected to the CTL TA mentoring program. Congratulations Solongo and Lee!

   
   

04/2012: Jacob Goldberg receives the ACS Chemical Biology Poster Prize at the 5th Annual Frontiers at the Chemistry-Biology Interface Symposium. Congratulations Jake!

   
   

04/2012: Jacob Goldberg receives a Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2013. Congratulations Jake!

   
   

04/2012: Colin Fadzen is selected to Phi Beta Kappa as a junior. Congratulations Colin!

   
   
04/2012: Solongo's article in JACS Spotlight.
   
   
04/2012: Solongo's article and Jake's communication highlighted in C&E News. Go EJPLab!
   
   
02/2012: James named as a 2012 Sloan Research Fellow by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
   
   
02/2012: Eileen Moison receives a prestigous Gates Scholarship to attend Cambridge University. Congratulations Eileen!
   
   
01/2012: James included in the 2012 Emerging Investigators issue by Chemical Communications.
   
   
09/2011: Jake Goldberg receives a Chemistry department Outstanding 3rd/4th Year Graduate Student award. Congratulations Jake!
   
   

08/2011: James discusses tracking protein motions for C&EN News Youtube channel. James also describes educational toys for understanding protein folding.

   
   

08/2011: Mark Fegley earns an M.S. in Chemistry and will be attending Medical School at Temple/St. Luke's. Congratulations Mark!

   
   

07/2011: Anne wins a travel award to the Protein Society Annual Meeting. Solongo and Rebecca win one of the awards for best student poster. Congratulations Solongo, Rebecca, and Anne!

   
   

05/2011: Chrissie Grindley earns a B.S. in Chemistry and will be working at Oliver Wyman in New York. Congratulations Chrisse!

   
   
05/2011: Mark Fegley receives the Penn Prize. The prize is awarded annually based on undergraduate nominations to ten outstanding Teaching Assistants. Congratulations Mark!
   
   

05/2011: Dr. Tomohiro Tanaka joins EJPLab. Welcome aboard!

   
   
04/2011: James' talk at the Frontiers at the Chemistry-Biology Interface Symposium is highlighted in ACS Chemical Biology.
   
   
03/2011: Jake Goldberg and Solongo Batjargal win the award for best poster at the Philadelphia Section ACS meeting. Congratulations Jake and Solongo!
   
   

02/2011: Eileen Moison is named as a Dean's Scholar for 2011, the highest academic honor at the University of Pennsylvania. Congratulations Eileen!

   
   

01/2011: Jerri Wang joins EJPLab. Welcome aboard!

   
   

01/2011: Rebecca Wissner is awarded a Chemical Biology Interface Fellowship for 2011. Congratulations Rebecca!

   
   
09/2010: Our first paper! Congratulations to Jake and Solongo on the publication of their work in JACS.
   
   
06/2010: Our first federal grant! EJPLab receives an EAGER award from the NSF to fund our research into the use of chalcogenide FRET probes to study protein dynamics.
   
   
06/2010: Eileen Moison and Chrissie Grindley receive departmental fellowships to support them this summer. Alyssa Klein visiting from Harvard) receives an NSF/REU fellowship from Penn MRSEC/LRSM.
   
   

05/2010: Congratulations to our first graduate! Nick Marotta earns a B.S. in Biochemistry and will be attending graduate school at the University of Southern California.

   
   
05/2010: Jake Goldberg receives the Penn Prize. The prize is awarded annually based on undergraduate nominations to ten outstanding Teaching Assistants. Congratulations Jake!
   
   
05/2010: Rebecca Wissner receives a Chemistry department Teaching Assistant award. Congratulations Rebecca!
   
   
04/2010: James named a 2010 Searle Scholar. The Searle Scholars Program makes grants to support the independent research of 15 young faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistry each year.
   
   
02/2010: Our first grant! EJPLab receives an award from the University Research Fund toward the development of novel fluorescent sensors of cell membrane voltage.
   
   

01/2010: Our second class of graduate students, Solongo Batjargal, Lee Speight, and Rebecca Wissner join EJPLab. Welcome aboard!

   
   
05/2009: John Warner and Mark Fegley receive Chemistry department Teaching Assistant awards. Anne Wagner receives a departmental service award. Congratulations all!
   
   
01/2009: The first class of graduate students, Mark Fegley, Jake Goldberg, Anne Wagner, and John Warner officially join the lab.
   
   
07/2008: EJPLab open for business!