Angela’s collaborative DUETT paper is now published in Bioinformatics!

Angela’s collaborative manuscript with the Bagheri lab,“DUETT quantitatively identifies known and novel events in nascent RNA structural dynamics from chemical probing data,” is now published in Bioinformatics! Detection of Unknown Events with Tunable Thresholds (DUETT) enables fast, systematic, and quantitative detection of cotranscriptional SHAPE-Seq reactivity changes, which only had been done by human visualization. The method is inspired byContinue reading “Angela’s collaborative DUETT paper is now published in Bioinformatics!”

Matt and Walter win BTP Cluster Fellowships!

Congratulations to Lucks Lab graduate students Matthew Verosloff and Walter Thavarajah for winning Biotechnology Training Program (BTP) Cluster Fellowships! The Northwestern Biotechnology Training Program is an interdepartmental program that promotes interdisciplinary education in biotechnology. Cluster members benefit from 6 months of funding support, networking opportunities with academic and industrial leaders in biotechnology, seminars on variousContinue reading “Matt and Walter win BTP Cluster Fellowships!”

Adam awarded a Ryan Fellowship!

The Lucks lab would like to congratulate Adam Silverman, a Chemical & Biological Engineering PhD candidate in the lab, on winning a Ryan Fellowship! The Ryan Fellowship, funded by donations from Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan, supports exceptional graduate students in researching fundamental nanoscale science and developing practical nanotechnology applications. Through this fellowship, AdamContinue reading “Adam awarded a Ryan Fellowship!”

Khalid named a 40 Under 40 Chicago Scientist!

Congratulations to Dr. Khalid Alam, co-founder of Stemloop and former Lucks lab postdoctoral fellow, for being named a 40 Under 40 Chicago Scientist! This award recognizes young scientists who are translating innovative science into real-world applications that could benefit society. Khalid was recognized for his work in developing low-cost, easy-to-use cell-free biosensors that could beContinue reading “Khalid named a 40 Under 40 Chicago Scientist!”

Khalid selected for elite entrepreneurship program at Argonne!

The Lucks lab is excited to announce that Dr. Khalid Alam was selected to join Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI)! Khalid was one of five innovators chosen for CRI cohort 3 out of more than 120 applicants in a two-part pitch competition. CRI is a two-year program at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne NationalContinue reading “Khalid selected for elite entrepreneurship program at Argonne!”

Matt wins another flash talk competition!

Congratulations to Matt Verosloff for winning NU’s Civil and Environmental Engineering “My research in 180 seconds” flash talk competition! This competition featured great work going on throughout NU, from increasing the sterility in hospitals to creating buildings for life on Mars. Matt succinctly conveyed his contributions to the first wave of the Lucks Lab’s point-of-careContinue reading “Matt wins another flash talk competition!”

Rebecca wins NSF GRFP!

Congratulations to our very own Rebecca Rasmussen for winning a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship! Rebecca is a PhD student in the Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences graduate program at Northwestern and is co-advised by Tom O’Halloran. Rebecca is working on dissecting cryptic regulatory networks that govern responses to metals and is a CLP Predoctoral Fellow! CongratsContinue reading “Rebecca wins NSF GRFP!”

Matt wins best flash talk at Northwestern’s Biomedical Career Development Forum!

Congratulations to Lucks’s Lab graduate student Matt Verosloff for taking 1st place in the Northwestern Biomedical Career Development Forum Flash Talks! Matt was selected to give a flash talk after impressing the judges during an evening of poster presentations. His flash talk focused on his recent publication on the PLANT-Dx platform in ACS Synthetic Biology describingContinue reading “Matt wins best flash talk at Northwestern’s Biomedical Career Development Forum!”

With Matt’s PLANT-Dx paper and our feature on Planet Forward, the Lucks Lab makes its official foray into diagnostics!

The Lucks Lab is excited to announce the first of many papers describing our work in developing point-of-use (POU) diagnostics! Published in ACS Synthetic Biology and led by PhD candidate Matthew Verosloff and former Lucks Lab postdoc James Chappell (now a professor at Rice), PLANT-Dx (Point of use Laboratory for Nucleic Acid in a Tube) combinesContinue reading “With Matt’s PLANT-Dx paper and our feature on Planet Forward, the Lucks Lab makes its official foray into diagnostics!”