We were awarded a Tufts Collaborates! Grant to develop better
methods to measure yeast adhesion with
Jeff Guasto in Mechanical
Welcome Ben Demers and Angie Utomo – our
Army HSAP and URAP
students. Ben and Angie are working on the genetic instability of
DNA sequences that encode biopolymers such as silk and bioadhesives.
Congrats to Dr. Mike Babokhov – the first Fuchs lab Ph.D. We expect
to see many great things in the future from your research in the
We have three new papers available as preprints from BioRxiv and
ChemRxiv. Check them out!
Microfluidic Quantification of Yeast Surface Adhesion
- Saccharomyces cerevisiae H2A copies differentially contribute to recombination and CAG/CTG repeat maintenance, with a role for H2A.1 threonine 126
- Tandem repeats drive variation of intrinsically disordered regions in budding yeast
Mike’s paper came out in G3 – super cool work looking at repeat
specific functions for the RNA polymerase II CTD:
Babokhov et al. 2018. Several amazing undergrads graduated.
Congratulations to Jess, Nihaarika, Kevin and Daniel! So excited to
see all the great things you guys do next!
Ish’s paper on density separation of aging yeast was accepted at
Biotechniques. Thanks to the
Taylor won a best poster award at the Protein Society Symposium in
Montreal Canada. Congrats Taylor!
We welcomed two REU students for the summer – Daniel Ortiz (Tufts)
and Ashleigh Gibula (U. Maine). They will be working with Kristina
on the role of chromatin in planaria regeneration.
Congratulations to Alie Exner, M.S., Kevin Meli, Yotam Bentov for
completing your degrees!