Welcome to Our Lab, Kate

We would like to welcome Katherine (Kate) Brand, a first-year student in the Department of Chemistry, to our laboratory group. She joins us from SUNY Oswego where she did her undergraduate work. We look forward to working with her over the next few years as she pursues her PhD degree.

Burn Run 2022

The Lab ran another race together this past Fall. The Burn Run is hosted by the East Syracuse Fire Department and raises money for the Burn Foundation of Central New York. This year, we had participants running both the 5K and the 10K as well as a few walkers. This was also the debut for our new lab t-shirts. We ended our time together with much-deserved donuts. Stay tuned for more lab outings!

Lab members attend ACS in Chicago

Sadie Novak and Dr. James Hougland attended the American Chemical Society meeting in Chicago in August. Sadie presented her poster entitled GOAT Herding: The Intracellular Trafficking Pathway for Ghrelin O-acyltransferase. She was also awarded the Division of Biological Chemistry Travel Award for this meeting. Well done!

REU Students Say Goodbye

Grace and Nico said goodbye to Syracuse University, but not before they presented their Summer research at the Syracuse SOURCE Summer Symposium. Thank you for all your hard work this Summer and we wish you all the best in your last year of undergrad.

Students Attend Graduate Student Symposium in Buffalo, NY

Mariah Pierce and Sadie Novak attended the 39th Annual Chemistry GSS in Buffalo, New York from May 17-19. Mariah was able to give a talk on her research entitled “Purification of the integral membrane enzyme human ghrelin O-acyltransferase (GOAT)” and Sadie presented a poster of her research on “Determining key sequence elements controlling intracellular trafficking of ghrelin O-acyltransferase”, which was selected as the runner up for Best Poster. Congratulations to you both!

Congratulations, Andrea!

Congratulations are in order for Andrea, our newest member of the lab. She officially passed all her breadth exams and is ready for a busy Summer of research in the lab. Bubble teas for all:)

And It’s Another Clean Pass!

Congratulations, Amber Ford, for passing your qualifying exam on Friday. You did an outstanding job and we are so proud to have you around for the next three years. Cheers!!