Welcome to Tanisha Dhakephalkar who joined the lab as a Biology MS student!
The folks at LIPID MAPS gave ceramide phosphoglycerate a shout out! I have new candidates for novel lipid structures of the year to date – ceramide phosphoglycerate and diphosphoglycerate from genetically modified, Gram-negative bacteria, deficient in lipid A (Zik, J.J. et al. Caulobacter lipid A is conditionally dispensable in the absence of fur and … Continue reading LipidMAPS Blog- Lipid of the year candidate…
Congratulations to Truman who passed his PhD qualifying exam today! He will be studying the role of tissue mechanics and bacterial sphingolipids in mediating host-pathogen interactions.
The Klein and Brannigan labs (RUC-Physics) were awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to study the synthesis and physiological functions of bacterial sphingolipids. This work will entail a combination of experiemental methods and Molecular Dynamics simulation.
Just came back from the Gordon Research Conference on Bacterial Cell Surfaces. Learned a ton and had a great time with a bunch of Gitai Lab alumni!
Congratulations to Josh who passed his PhD qualifying exam!! He will be studying the effects of various sphingolipids on the properties of synthetic lipid vesicles.