COOL team presented their research at the 2020 GRC on the Origins of Life

From left to right: Petar Penev (GaTech), Dr. Mario Rivas ( University of Houston), Prof. Jennifer Glass (GaTech), Dr. Madhan Tirumalai ( University of Houston). January 21, 2020.

Madhan Tirumalai presents at the 2019 Texas-ASM Branch Meeting

On November 8, Madhan Tirumalai of George Fox's lab presented the talk “An unique insertion in the 5S ribosomal RNA of haloarchaea: a Cryo-EM” at the 2019 Texas-ASM Branch Meeting in Session B: General Microbiology. The meeting was held at the UT-San Antonio Down Town Campus.

Congratulations to Dr. Quyen Tran!

The Cool center congratulates Dr. Quyen Tran from George Fox lab (University of Houston) for earning his PhD!

Congratulations to Dr. Mario Rivas!

Dr. Mario Rivas Medrano has received a NASA postdoctoral Award effective July 1, 2019.

Congratulations Dr. Marcus Bray!

On April 25, Marcus Bray successfully defended his PhD dissertation “Iron as an integral constituent of ancient metabolism and biochemistry”, which was co-advised by Jennifer Glass and Loren Williams. Congrats to Dr Bray!

Congratulations to Sara Fakhretaha Aval!

Sara Fakhretaha Aval of the Williams research group successfully completed her PhD qualifying exam on April 19! Congratulations, Sara!

Congratulations to Santi Mestre-Fos!

Congratulations to Santi Mestre-Fos for receiving the Starnes Graduate Research Fellowship from the GT School of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Congratulations to Jessica Bowman!

Congratulations to Jessica Bowman for receiving the first place 2019 Undergraduate Research Mentorship Award from the GT School of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Dr. Glass delivered the 6th Annual Southeastern Biogeochemistry Symposium Keynote

On March 30, 2019, Dr. Jennifer Glass gave the keynote talk, “Ironing out Life’s First Breaths”, at the 6th Annual Southeastern Biogeochemistry Symposium in Columbia, South Carolina. More details can be found here:

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Adamala and Engelhart labs represented at the Bell Museum Space Fest

On January 20, Lauren Aufdembrink, Theodore Christoforidis, Nathaniel Gaut, and Joe Heili of the Adamala and Engelhart labs helped celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing at Space Fest: Cleared for Launch, an outreach event at the Bell Museum planetarium in St. Paul, MN. Left to right: Astronaut, Lauren, Joe, Theodore, Nathaniel.