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Welcome, Jahmal and Connor!

After a successful Fall 2021 rotation cycle, the lab has two new members! We are very excited to welcome Jahmal Ennis and Connor Pitman, who are both graduate students in Computational and Integrative Biology

Jahmal Ennis is an MS student who completed his B.S. at Rutgers University New Brunswick. Jahmal has helped kickstart a new collaboration with the Griepenburg lab, and will be investigating the interactions of gold nanoparticles with membranes.
Connor Pitman is a PhD student who completed his B.S. at the University of Delaware. He will be continuing the labs’ work on mutations in intrinsically disordered proteins.

Congratulations, Jesse!

Jesse Sandberg won the best poster award (MS section) at the 2020 CCIB retreat for his poster “Novel Membrane Bending Mechanism of the Coronavirus Envelope (E) Protein.” The E protein of the coronavirus plays a very important role in shape of the viral envelope, but we don’t know why! Jesse’s poster explored a potential explanation revealed by simulation. Great work!