Monthly Archives: November 2016


Congratulations to Dr. David Loughrey on passing his defense!

Congratulations to Dr. Loughrey on successfully defending his PhD work! David joined the Lucks lab after completing his B.S. in Chemical Engineering at University College Dublin and has been instrumental in helping the lab develop next generation techniques for RNA structure determination. Check out David’s publication on SHAPE-Seq 2.0 here! […]


Benchling minisite details the use of STARs for transcriptional control.

  Julius and James recently shared with Benchling, a life science data management and collaboration platform, the conceptual design and implementation of small transcription activating RNAs (STARs). The minisite details how¬†terminator structures in biology are used to halt transcription and how they can be cleverly reconfigured to attenuate or activate […]


The Lucks Lab and Northwestern featured prominently at the EBRC fall retreat!

Julius and Khalid recently attended the inaugural retreat of the Engineering Biology Research Consortium (EBRC) held at Caltech. EBRC (https://www.ebrc.org) aims to be the leading organization in the field of synthetic biology, showcasing cutting-edge research, identifying and addressing global challenges in the field, and building an inclusive community of students, […]