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Recent News

May 29, 2018
Three of the lab’s talented undergraduates have received scholarships to support their research this summer: Sarah Shnayder is a Tufts Summer Scholar, Keya Viswanathan is a Laidlaw Fellow, and Serra Muftu is an REU scholar.

May 20, 2018
Congratulations to Jane, Juan, Jake, and Stephen on their graduation from Tufts today. Good luck with your future adventures…

April 30/May 2, 2018
Jane and Juan became the lab’s newest undergraduates to earn impressive honors for their senior theses. A potent one-two punch!

April 15, 2018
The J team (Justin, Jane, and Juan) presented their research at the Drosophila Research Conference in Philly. Cheesesteak eating was optional…

Taylor Sands-MarcinkowskiDecember 4, 2017
Taylor became the Master today by delivering a crystal-clear talk about her efforts to use whole genome sequencing to identify spontaneous and induced mutations in DNA repair genes. Following Varandt’s lead, she’ll be taking her bioinformatics skills out West soon.

November 7, 2017
Our latest installment about MMEJ and how secondary structure forming sequences may impact end-joining repair was published today in NAR. Many thanks to the lab of Steve Roberts at WSU for their help with the bioinformatics!

Varandt KhodaverdianJuly 28, 2017
Varandt wowed his audience with a superb Ph.D. thesis defense today. He will be moving to the West Coast to continue his studies in the Chiolo lab at USC.

July 1, 2017
The lab received a grant from the NSF today to continue its studies on polymerase theta and alternative end joining. Three more years!