The Kritzer Laboratory
Here's what's happening in the Kritzer lab:
Congrats to Tim and Mike for their Methods in Molecular Biology protocol for using LoopFinder!
Welcome to new graduate student Kirsten Deprey!
Congrats to Tim, Mike, and Kamlesh -- their paper was just accepted in JACS!
Congrats to Tim and Leila for their recently published Methods in Enzymology paper!
The Kritzer Lab celebrates another amazing year with chips, grad students, salsa, postdocs and guac.
Welcome to new postdoctoral researcher, Dr. Yang Mei!
Michael Bird and Caitlin Keenan defended their senior theses, both earning Highest Thesis Honors. Mike and Kate, your futures are bright!
Tim Siegert defends his thesis entitled "Identification of Loop Mediated Protein-Protein Interactions and Design of Cyclic Peptide Locked Loop Inhibitors." Congrats Dr. Siegert!
Welcome to new postdoctoral researcher, Dr. Kamlesh Makwana!
Amanda Aldous defends her thesis entitled "Metal Binding and Catalytic Activity of Macrocyclic Peptides." Congrats Dr. Aldous!
Welcome to three new graduate students, Ashleigh Cummings, Kaley Mientkiewicz, and Livia Shehaj!!
Welcome to Rob Cerulli, a new MD/PhD student in the Kritzer Lab!
Congrats to Mike Bird for winning the ACS COMP division's Outstanding Undergraduate Research award at the National ACS Meeting!!
The Kritzer Lab, sans undergrads, takes a well-earned break to relax and celebrate!
Congrats to Tim Siegert and Mike Bird for winning awards from NESACS at this year's Northeastern Student Chemistry Research Conference!
Joshua is elected as a Member of the Molecular Microbiology graduate program at the Sackler School for Biomedical Sciences!
Congrats to Amanda Aldous for winning the Tufts Graduate Research Competition!
Congrats to Dr. Justin Quartararo, the first PhD student graduating from the Kritzer Lab!!!
Congrats to Justin, Matt and Leila and collaborators Dr. Yu, Prof. Lin, and Prof. Baleja! Their paper is in press at Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry!
Congrats to Prof. Jason Gavenonis, a former postdoc of the Kritzer group, on starting a faculty position at Dickinson College.
Congrats to Matt, Amanda and Kosh for their careful structural analysis of metal-bound and unliganded cyclic peptides! Their paper is in press at Tetrahedron!
Congrats to Alissa, Robyn, and our collaborators at the Sackler School for their development of cyclic peptide inhibitors of the EH domain of EHD1. Their paper is in press at Biochemistry!
The Kritzer Lab takes some time out to celebrate being so awesome!
Congrats to Jason and Nick for their description of helical peptides that inhibit the protein Hsp90, in press at Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry!
Congrats to Kosh and Amanda for their second paper on constrained analogs of the ATCUN motif, in press at Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry!
Congrats to Brad, Jason, Tim and Matt for their implementation of LoopFinder, an algorithm for investigating loop-mediated protein-protein interactions. This work is in press at Nature Chemical Biology!
Welcome to new postdoctoral researcher Dr. Shaun Cote, and new graduate student Leila Peraro!
Congrats to Santosh for his excellent contribution to ChemBioChem!
Congratulations to Justin Quartararo, who received an NIH Predoctoral fellowship! Great job Justin!
Joshua receives Tufts' ROUTE award, the highest award given to junior faculty at Tufts in recognition of exceptional teaching.
Congratulations to Sara Khosrowjerdi for her selection as a Tufts Beckman Scholar!
Congrats to Kosh and Amanda for their excellent contribution to Inorganic Chemistry!
The Kritzer Lab celebrates its third year with a holiday party!
Welcome to new postdoctoral researcher Dr. Robyn Eisert!
Congratulations to Linda Le and Matt Davis for defending their Senior Honors Theses!
Welcome to new undergraduate researchers Sara Khosrowjerdi, Brad Sheneman, Austin Hsieh, Lily Barnard, and Erica Mason!
Welcome to new graduate students Angelo Bautista, Albert Gjeluci and Tim Siegert!
Welcome to postdoctoral researcher Kosh Neupane!
The Kritzer Lab celebrates its second year with a lab barbecue!
Welcome to undergraduate researchers Elise Hsu and Linda Le!
Matt Davis is named a Tufts Summer Scholar for 2011. Congratulations Matt!
Welcome to graduate students Alissa Kamens and Amanda Aldous and undergraduate researcher Pianpian Wu!
Welcome to postdoctoral researcher Dr. Jonathan Bock!
Prof. Kritzer is named as one of the recipients of the 2010 NIH New Innovator Award!
This program is intended "to support exceptionally creative new investigators who propose highly innovative projects that have the potential for unusually high impact."
Check out our video, "What Makes a Good Scientist?" Produced by summer visitor Olivia Goolkasian.
Justin is named a GAANN Fellow for 2010/2011. Congratulations Justin!
Jason is named a TEACRS fellow. Congratulations Jason!
Welcome to undergraduate researcher Steve Smith and postdoctoral researcher Jason Gavenonis!
The Kritzer lab celebrates its first year with a lab barbecue!
The Kritzer lab welcomes graduate students Rob Schuster and Justin Quartararo!
The Kritzer lab welcomes undergraduate researchers Hayley Marcus and Matt Davis!
Prof. Kritzer is named as one of five recipients of the Smith Family Awards for Excellence in Biomedical Research! The award's mission is "to launch the careers of outstanding biomedical researchers with the ultimate goal of achieving medical breakthroughs."
Paper detailing the construction of genetically expressed cyclic peptide libraries and application to models of Parkinson's disease is published in Nature Chemical Biology.
This work was recently highlighted by:
Faculty of 1000 Biology identifies it as a "Must Read"
Nature Chemical Biology News and Views
Michael J. Fox Foundation Parkinson's in the News
Michael J. Fox Foundation Q&A with Joshua Kritzer
NIH-NINDS Press Release
Genome Technology In the Clinic
Whitehead Institute Press Release
Check out a short documentary film featuring Prof. Kritzer discussing his postdoctoral research, applying new technologies to investigate the causes of Parkinson's disease: