Category Archive: News

By Ackerson Lab
April 16, 2024 3:36 pm MT
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MaKayla Walker recently (4/10) passed her preliminary exams and is now a PhD Candidate. We look forward to what she will do over the next several years!

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April 4, 2024 12:33 pm MT
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Tony and MaKayla recently attended the 5th International Symposium for Cryo-3D Image Analysis hosted by Baylor College of Medicine in Lake Tahoe, CA. They presented posters about their research pertaining to electron microscopy imaging and analysis and got to network with many experts in the field. Tony and MaKayla in front of their posters at […]

By Ackerson Lab
April 4, 2024 11:58 am MT
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Congratulations to 2nd-year graduate students Gavin and Addison for being listed as 2024 NSF GRFP Honorable Mention awardees!

By Ackerson Lab
February 12, 2024 3:21 pm MT
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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, […]

By Ackerson Lab
February 10, 2024 12:29 pm MT
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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.

By Ackerson Lab
December 21, 2023 11:46 am MT
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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 […]

By Ackerson Lab
December 20, 2023 11:11 am MT
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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. […]

By Ackerson Lab
December 19, 2023 10:55 am MT
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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 […]

By Ackerson Lab
December 18, 2023 10:54 am MT
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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 […]

By Ackerson Lab
December 4, 2023 1:37 pm MT
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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 […]

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