Haynes lab PhD student Rene Daer will present a talk at the 2016 American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) meeting, one of the largest annual scientific meetings in the US. Her abstract “The impact of chromatin dynamics on Cas9-mediated genome editing in human cells,” was selected for an oral presentation in the Minisymposium entitled, “Use Synthetic Biology to Measure and Manipulate Cell Biology” under the topic Synthetic and Systems Biology. The meeting will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA, from December 3-7.
Please consider registering for this conference. Poster abstracts will be accepted until October 13, 2016.
Congratulations to Haynes lab PhD student Daniel Vargas, who has been invited to give a poster presentation at the Third Mammalian Synthetic Biology Workshop (MSBW3.0) at MIT in Boston, MA May 21-21, 2016. He will present the group’s latest work on investigating the dynamics of epigenetic regulation in human cells. Daniel is a second-year graduate student in the Biological Design program. Special thanks to the Western Alliance to Expand Student Opportunities (WAESO) for supporting his travel expenses.
Several Haynes lab members will present their latest research at the 2016 Synberc Spring Retreat at UC Berkeley March 22-25.
Congratulations to the following Haynes Lab students who will present posters at the 2014 Spring Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center (SynBERC) Retreat on March 24 – 26 at UC Berkeley.
- Rene Davis (PhD student) – “Investigating quorum sensing orthogonality using a modular, Escherichia coli-based platform” Authors: Rene Davis and Karmella A. Haynes
- David Barclay (Undergrad, FURI) – “Epigenetic engineering of pancreatic cells with DNA-packing actuators and sensors” Authors: David Barclay, Behzad Damadzadeh, and Karmella A. Haynes
- Matsemela “Zazu” Moloi (Undergrad, SynBERC Scholars Program) – “Teaching Digital PCR with OpenPCR and a Blue Light Fluorimeter” Authors: Matsemela Moloi, Hiram Rivera-Passapera, Kathryn Scheckel, and Karmella A. Haynes
In recognition of her outstanding scientific achievements, Rene Davis, has been awarded $7,000 from the Phoenix Chapter of ARCS Foundation, Inc. for the 2014-2015 academic year. Rene’s “Papadopoulos Scholar” award is sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Papadopoulos from Paradise Valley, AZ. We thank them for their generous support of cutting-edge science and training of a talented future innovator. Rene will present a poster at the annual awards dinner at the Arizona Biltmore, Gold Room on April 25th.
Recently, Haynes lab PhD student Rene Davis wrote a letter to the ARCS Foundation thanking them for their support ($7000 in 2013) and sharing her fantastic experience as a teaching assistant at the 2013 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory summer course in Synthetic Biology. ARCS published her letter on their website in the Scholar Spotlight section. You can read Rene’s letter here.