Bradley and MaKayla visited the National Center for CryoEM Access and Training (NCCAT) within the Simons Electron Microscopy Center at the New York Structural Biology Center in New York, New York at the beginning of February. During their visit, they were screening samples of GRLMR with different small molecules/substrates for single particle cryo-electron microscopy. Here, […]
Alex Hendricks and other members of the Ackerson lab recently published a new paper in ACS Chemical Biology, you can check it out here! In this paper, we reveal the first instance of evolving an enzyme to change it’s substrate recognition for an inorganic substrate.
This week, a publication long in the making was finally published, telling a story of a new material “RAMETRIC” that was first discovered by Scott Compel who went on to form AEMS Corp based on this material. James Armstrong (now a Thin Film Engineer at Spark Ionx) and collaborators–many at Lawrence Livermore National Lab–characterized this […]
We recently published a paper titled “Chiral and Achiral Crystal Structures of Au25(PET)180 Reveal Effects of Ligand Rotational Isomerization on Optoelectronic Properties” with longtime collaborator Christine Aikens! It features a number of group alumni including Dr. Phillip Window (now at Los Alamos National Lab), Dr. Christopher Hosier (currently Senior Research Scientist at Unilever) and Dr. […]
This fall we also welcomed Olivia (Liv) McGowan to the group who is starting her PhD in Physical Chemistry. She comes to the Ackerson Lab with a B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics from Salve Regina University. While working out ideas for her own project, she has enjoyed gold nano-material synthesis–especially the kinetics […]
This fall we welcomed Taylor Tomalinas to the lab who is starting her PhD in Analytical Chemistry. She comes to the Ackerson lab with an M.S. in Chemistry and B.S. in Forensic Chemistry from the University of Scranton. While she carves out a project of her own, she has enjoyed gold nanocluster synthesis and investigating […]
The Ackerson Lab received one of (9) total awards for Cryo-CLEM Labels within the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Frontiers of Imaging program. With this award funding, the lab will continue developing their established ‘Cloneable Nanoparticles‘ technology to synthesize cloneable quantum dots within cells at regions of interest. To view the award, click here including the other […]
On Thursday 11/16 Addison gave a great Physical Division seminar titled “Utilizing Nanoparticles for Magnetic Hyperthermia and Photothermia.” If you’d like to read the abstract for her talk, you can find it here! Seminar Abstract
MaKayla gave an excellent literature seminar presentation Friday, November 10th to the Materials Division titled “Using 1H NMR Spectroscopy to Study Surface Dynamics of Metal Nanoclusters.” Please click the link to read her abstract! Seminar Abstract
Congratulations to Rachel who successfully completed her written and oral preliminary exams! We are excited for what her research will bring over the next few years in the realm of cloneable nanoparticle rational protein design!