Ryan Duncombe becomes a doctor!

Ryan Duncombe becomes a doctor!

Congratulations to COI grad student Ryan Duncombe for successfully defending his thesis today.  Great job Ryan and best of luck to you in your future career in science policy!  Save the world!

Chris Boughter successfully defends his thesis.

Chris Boughter successfully defends his thesis.

Congratulations to our newest graduate, Dr. Chris Boughter who just successfully defended his thesis.  Chris was a graduate student in the Biophysics Program, dually mentored by Erin Adams and Benoit Roux. Chris’  thesis work focused on polyreactive antibodies and unraveling the molecular mechanisms of Vγ9Vδ2 T cell regulation.  Chris is our go-to computational expert in the lab and will be sorely missed once he starts his postdoc at the NIH in the Meier-Schellersheim group.
Charlotte James, PhD joins the lab as a postdoc

Charlotte James, PhD joins the lab as a postdoc

Dr. Charlotte James has joined the Adams Lab as a new postdoc.  Charlotte did her graduate work in the lab of Chetan Sheshadri at the University of Washington.  She worked on elucidating T cells that recognize lipids in the context of CD1 molecules.  Welcome Charlotte!
Marta wins Dept of Biochemistry Best Thesis Award!

Marta Borowska becomes a Doctor

Marta Borowska, graduate student in the Biochem and Molecular Biophysics program, successfully defended her thesis today, congratulations Marta!  Marta’s research focused on both polyreactive antibodies and characterizing a newly identified commensal protein that exhibits superantigen-like behavior.  This protein, called Ibp, can bind to certain subfamilies of antibody heavy chain variable regions.  Marta will soon start her postdoc in the Garcia Lab at Stanford University.  Congrats Dr. Borowska!
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