Congratulations, Dr. Sara Fakhretaha Aval!

Sara of the Williams lab at Georgia Tech successfully defended her thesis entitled "rRNA Structure and Function in Ribosomal Trafficking". Congratulations to the new Dr. Sara Fakhretaha Aval!

Congratulations, Dr. Jay Haynes!

Jay Haynes of the Williams lab at Georgia Tech is now Dr. Jay Haynes! He successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled: "Experimental Predictions of Ribosomal Evolution". Congratulations, Jay!

Anton receives School of Chem & Biochem Community Leadership Award

Anton Petrov, COOL Co-I and Research Faculty member, received a School of Chemistry and Biochemistry (SoCB) Research Faculty Community Leadership Award for his K-12 outreach. The award, presented at the 2022 SoCB Spring Research Symposium, recognized Anton's collaborative mentorship of K-12 students in research, leading to co-authorship and highly

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Anton receives College of Sciences Outstanding Senior Research Faculty Award

COOL Co-I Anton Petrov is the recipient of the College of Sciences' inaugural (2022) Outstanding Senior Research Faculty Award. This award, presented at the Spring Sciences Celebration, is given to a single recipient for exceptional research contributions with significant impact on their

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Professor Williams receives College of Sciences Faculty Mentor Award

Professor and COOL PI Loren Williams was honored at the College of Sciences (CoS) 2022 Spring Sciences Celebration with a Faculty Mentor Award. This award exemplifies "senior faculty who help new faculty advance in their careers as they learn to balance their roles as researchers, teachers

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Holly receives a 2022 Robert A. Pierotti Memorial Scholarship

Holly McCann of Georgia Tech has been selected as a recipient of the 2022 Robert A. Pierotti Memorial Scholarship. The award is in honor of Robert “Bob” Pierotti, a past dean of the College and founder of the Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC). The scholarship is made annually to top graduating seniors in

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Professor Williams named 2021 ISSOL Fellow

Professor Loren Williams, the Director and Principal Investigator of the Center for the Origin of Life (COOL), was named a 2021 Fellow of the International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life (ISSOL). ISSOL, the international Astrobiology organization, has named a very small number of Fellows every three years since 1980.

Congratulations Becca, 2021-2022 Astrobiology Fellow!

Rebecca Guth-Metzler, a PhD student in the Williams and Glass groups, has been awarded a 2021-2022 Georgia Tech Astrobiology Fellowship! Fellows organize GT-hosted Astrobiology events and engage the greater community through service and outreach. Congratulations, Becca! 

Moran joins the Institute of Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Moran Frenkel-Pinter joined the Institute of Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as Senior Lecturer (i.e., Assistant Professor) to start her own research group. Good luck, Moran!

Petar joins the Banfield Research Group

Petar Penev received his PhD in Bioinformatics in May and has departed for Berkeley to begin his postdoctoral fellowship with the Banfield Research Group. Good luck, Petar!