Congratulations to Dr. Shashank Shekhar, who has established his independent research lab in the Department of Physics at Emory University, where he will continue studying the biophysics and biochemistry of the actin cytoskeleton. We have been pleased to have Shashank at Brandeis over the past few years as a cross-departmental postdoc in the labs of Bruce Goode (Biology), Jeff Gelles (Biochemistry), and Jane Kondev (Physics).
Congratulations to Grace Rosen on completing her Ph.D. defense! Grace will be working post-graduation as a scientist at the Boston VA Medical Center.
Physics Ph.D. student Mat Chamberlain completed his dissertation defense. Congratulations Mat!
Sarah Stumper just defended her Ph.D. dissertation in Biochemistry and Biophysics. Congratulations, Dr. Stumper!
Congratulations! to Tim Harden, who successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation in Physics with an additional specialization in Quantitative Biology. Tim was jointly advised by Jeff Gelles and Jane Kondev. He is now a Postdoctoral Fellow in Angela DePace’s lab at Harvard Medical School.
We are delighted to have Biochemistry and Biophysics student Ziwei Wang as the newest member of the Gelles Lab. Welcome, Ziwei!