Jack presented a poster, co-authored with Josh Halliday and Sebastian Rowe, titled "Determining the role of RNA sequence and structure in the specificity of rRNA methyltransferases" at the Gordon Research Conference on Nucleic Acids at the University of New England.
Congratulations to Sebastian who received a UCRA grant from the University of Alabama to support his research on erythromycin resistance methyltransferases.
Christina and Zoe each presented posters at the 2017 University of Alabama Undergraduate Research Conference (URCA) reporting their research on the mechanistic basis of m6A modification of fungal mRNAs. Zoe is a participant in the Computer Based Honors program at UA and presented her research at CBH Live in the fall. Christina's work this spring was partially funded by SGA and UCRA grants she received from the University.
February 5-9 Jack attended the Keystone Symposia meeting, Microbiome in Health and Disease in Keystone, CO.
Mohamed Nasef a first year student in the Chemistry PhD Program at UA has joined the Dunkle Research Group. Mohamed was previously enrolled at City University of New York where he received a master's degree in Biochemistry and published research in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine.
Congrats to undergraduate researcher Christina Schoose who received two research grants this semester: one from the UA Student Government Association and a second from the UA College of Arts and Sciences!