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YADAVALLI LAB IS AWARDED THE NIH R35 GRANT
Woot! Woot! We are thrilled to announce that our lab has been awarded the NIH-NIGMS R35 Early Stage Investigator - Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (ESI-MIRA) for 2022-27.
SANGEEVAN VELLAPPAN IS AWARDED THE 2022-23 BUSCH PRE-DOC FELLOWSHIP
Congratulations to Sangeev for being awarded the Charles and Johanna Busch Pre-doctoral Fellowship in molecular biology at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology!
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE RESEARCH CONFERENCES IN SUMMER 2022
Sangeev's abstract on the identification of stress-specific small proteins got selected for a talk at the 2022 ASM Microbe meeting - his first in-person conference ever! Big congrats to him.
Sam gave an invited talk at the 2022 Microbial stress response GRC on the dual functions of a biosynthetic enzyme (QueE) in tRNA modification and stress response.
Sam and Sangeev also attended the 2022 Molecular genetics of bacteria and phages meeting, and shared their work through poster presentations.
2022 RUTGERS MICROBIOLOGY & THEOBALD SMITH SOCIETY SYMPOSIA
Our Ph.D. students, Samuel and Sangeev presented their work at the 2022 Rutgers microbiology symposium. Sangeev gave a flash talk about his work on identifying stress-specific small proteins using ribosome-profiling approaches.
We also had a great time at the 2022 Spring Theobald Smith Society symposium where Samuel, Sangeev, Pranavi and Hifsa presented posters.
THREE UNDERGRADUATES WILL BE PERFORMING SUMMER RESEARCH THIS YEAR
Welcome to the lab, Varun Chovatia! Varun is a sophomore at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign joining our lab for his very first lab experience.
Welcome back, Hannah for your second summer of research in the lab. Congratulations on the Honors College with Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (HCW-SURF)!
Also Congratulations to Hifsa for receiving the Waksman Summer Undergraduate Fellowship (WURF)
OUR REVIEW ON FUNCTIONAL SMALL MEMBRANE PROTEINS IS OUT
Our minireview describing the functions of small membrane proteins is now available in this month's J Bacteriology issue, highlighted in special section on Small Proteins.
CHECK OUT OUR NEW BOOK CHAPTER FOR AN UPDATED PROTOCOL FOR RIBOSOME-PROFILING
As part of a collaboration between the Shah and Yadavalli labs, we recently published an updated ribosome-profiling protocol integrating some of the elements from previously published protocols in the field. BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Sangeev for being a co-first author on this manuscript!
LAB RELOCATION AFTER THE TWO RECENT, DEVASTATING LAB FLOODS
The Yadavalli lab has finally relocated from the old wing of the Waksman Institute to the new wing - a welcome move providing much-needed peace of mind after two severe lab floods in August and December of 2021.
To new beginnings!! 🥂
CONGRATULATIONS SAMUEL AND KYLE FOR THE PRESENTATIONS AT THE NJ-ASM FALL 2021 MEETING
Congratulations to Samuel for winning the award for the best graduate student poster presentation! And Congratulations to Kyle for the invited talk at the Theobald Smith Society (NJ-ASM) Fall 2021 Symposium
WELCOME TO THE LAB, PRANAVI
Our lab welcomes the first Master's student, Pranavi Jagadeesan!
SAMUEL AND SANGEEVAN PASSED THEIR PHD QUALIFYING EXAM
Hearty Congratulations to Samuel and Sangeev, on successfully defending your thesis proposal! Great job!
SAMUEL ADELEYE IS AWARDED THE 2021-22 BENEDICT MICHAEL PRE-DOC FELLOWSHIP
Congratulations Samuel for being awarded the prestigious Benedict Michael Pre-doctoral Fellowship for the top-ranked applicant at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology
TWO UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS JOINING YADAVALLI LAB THIS SUMMER - HIFSA AND HANNAH ARE AWARDED RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS!
Congratulations to the two fantastic undergraduate students, Hifsa Abbasi and Hannah Lake, who received the following 2021 summer research fellowships, respectively. Rutgers University-Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (RU-IMSD) fellowship (awarded to HA), and Division of Life Sciences - Summer Undergraduate Fellowship (SURF) (awarded to HL). Welcome to the lab!
FAREWELL SHUN, DEBBIE AND DARYL
Farewell to our lab technician, Shun, who has been incredibly helpful in setting up the lab in the very first year. We couldn't have done it without you and congratulations on your new position!
Congratulations on completing your undergraduate independent research scholarship, Debbie. We wish you the best in your future endeavors!
Daryl, we are super excited about your new opportunity in the Pharma industry. Congratulations!
You will all be missed very much.
YADAVALLI LAB RECEIVES THE BUSCH BIOMEDICAL GRANT
Woohoo! Our lab has been awarded the 2020 Busch Biomedical Grant.
WELCOME TO THE LAB, KYLE
Welcome to our new research technician, Kyle Skalenko. We all look forward to working with you.
WELCOME TO THE LAB, DARYL
Welcome to our new master's student researcher, Daryl Von Herbert, who will be joining us part-time starting this Fall.
MCKENZIE BURGE RECEIVES THE 2-YEAR NIH BIOTECHNOLOGY FELLOWSHIP
Congrats to our graduate student, McKenzie for becoming an NIH Biotech Fellow as part of the Rutgers Biotechnology Training Program.
CONGRATULATIONS YADAVALLI LAB ON THE FIRST LAB PUBLICATION
Our lab published the most recent work on the functional determinants of the small protein MgrB, performed in collaboration with Goulian and Yuan labs. Congratulations to our student, Sangeev, for contributing to this work (Please see the publications tab for details)
SANGEEVAN VELLAPPAN IS THE NEW TREASURER OF MBGSO
Our graduate student Sangeev is the treasurer of Molecular Biosciences Graduate Student Organization (MBGSO). Keep it up, Sangeev!
SAMUEL ADELEYE IS AWARDED THE 2020 BUSCH PRE-DOC FELLOWSHIP
Congratulations, Samuel for receiving the Charles and Johanna Busch Graduate Fellowship in Molecular Biology at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology!
DEBBIE CERDA RECEIVES THE SURF AWARD
Our undergrad Debbie Cerda has received the Division of Life Sciences - Summer Undergraduate Fellowship (SURF). Way to go, Debbie!
MCKENZIE BURGE IS THE NEW VP OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, GSA
Congratulations to our graduate student McKenzie, who is now serving as the Vice President of External Affairs for the Rutgers Graduate Student Association.
YADAVALLI LAB WELCOMES OUR THREE NEW GRADUATE STUDENTS
Three new graduate students, Samuel Adeleye, McKenzie Burge and Sangeevan Vellappan, have joined the Yadavalli lab from the Molecular Biosciences program. Welcome to the lab, Samuel, McKenzie and Sangeev!
We will continue to work remotely during this pandemic for the foreseeable future.
COVID-19 RELATED LAB SHUTDOWN
March 12, 2020
For the safety of the members of our lab and the Institute during the Covid-19 pandemic, our wet lab will be shut down starting tomorrow.
WELCOME SHUN AND DEBBIE
So excited to welcome the first two members of Yadavalli lab - Shun (Research Tech) and Debbie (undergraduate researcher)!
YADAVALLI LAB IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Happy to announce the opening our lab this Fall! Contact us for research opportunities at all levels.