Anibal joins the lab!

The Lucks Lab welcomed another new lab member in 2022: Anibal Arce Medina! He has a degree in Biochemistry and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. During his time in college, he participated in an exchange program at the University of California, Davis for two quarters. In his previous work,Continue reading “Anibal joins the lab!”

Maram, Juliana, and Herma join the lab!

The Lucks lab is excited to welcome 3 new members—Herma, Juliana, and Maram! Herma Demissie is a first year PhD student in the Chemical & Biological Engineering program. She received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Colombia University. As an undergraduate student, Herma worked with Dr. Allie Obermeyer studying the complex coacervation behavior of ELPContinue reading “Maram, Juliana, and Herma join the lab!”

Tyler Lucci Joins the Lab!

Tyler Lucci, a chemical engineering PhD student, is joining the Lucks lab! Tyler earned his B.S. from SUNY Buffalo in 2016 and completed the M.S.CEP program at MIT in 2017. Tyler then joined Corning Incorporated where he worked as a chemical process engineer. At Corning, Tyler studied ion exchange for glass article strengthening, including theContinue reading “Tyler Lucci Joins the Lab!”

Edric Choi Joins the Lab!

Edric Choi, an Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences PhD student, is joining the Lucks lab! As an undergraduate, he worked on characterizing structural features and folding dynamics of the S. enterica htrA RNA thermometer using SHAPE. He then joined the Gopalan Lab at Ohio State University, where he studied conformational switching in mitochondrial tRNAs associated with disease and developedContinue reading “Edric Choi Joins the Lab!”

Dylan Brown Joins the Lab!

Dylan Brown, a Chemical Engineering PhD student, is joining the Lucks lab! As an undergraduate, he worked with Dr. David Whitten studying the antimicrobial activity of polyelectrolytes. At North Carolina State University, he worked with Dr. Amy Grunden and Dr. Joel Pawlak. There, he optimized organic acid production of a bacterial species using pulp andContinue reading “Dylan Brown Joins the Lab!”

Jenni Li Joins the Lab!

The Lucks lab would like to welcome Chemical & Biological Engineering PhD student Jenni Li! Before graduate school, she earned a B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. She worked in Hang Lu’s lab at Georgia Tech on studying C. elegans’ whole-brain dynamics and single-cell responses to aerosols on microfluidics platforms.Continue reading “Jenni Li Joins the Lab!”

Charlotte Knopp joins the lab as a lab manager!

Please join the Lucks lab in welcoming Charlotte Knopp as a lab manager! Before joining the Lucks Lab, Charlotte worked in the University of Chicago’s Cellular and Tissue Based Processing cGMP Facility producing cancer vaccines and other cellular products for clinical trials. She earned a B.A. Biological Sciences from Mount Holyoke College. Her undergraduate honorsContinue reading “Charlotte Knopp joins the lab as a lab manager!”

Chemical and Biological Engineering Department Recognizes Adam for Outstanding Research!

Graduate student Adam Silverman was selected as a 2020 Distinguished Graduate Researcher Award runner-up from the Northwestern University Chemical and Biological Engineering Department! Each year, one winner and two runner-up students are selected for this award based on excellence in research. With this honor, Adam presented his research at the department retreat. Congratulations!