We couldn't be more proud of Dr. Chelsea Gustafson, our first Ph.D. graduate from the lab -- she's starting this fall as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Oregon Tech University. Chelsea is a dedicated educator and a phenomenal scientist -- we're excited for her new journey. Go Chelsea!
I want to thank each of the sixteen students that participated in the UCSC Summer Research Institute for a fun week focused on protein function and structure. Students in the NIH-funded IMSD (Initiative for Maximizing Student Development) program get to spend the summer working with different faculty to pick up hands-on skills in the lab and learn how to analyze data. In our week together, students learned how protein structure can inform our understanding of protein functio