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Rienstra Group News

Spring 2018

03/12/18 - Dennis Piehl is now Dr. Piehl!

We are delighted to annouce that Dennis Piehl has successfully defended his PhD! He will be pursuing a masters in Library and Information Science.

Fall 2017

11/31/17 - Qianqiao Liu joins the lab!

We are very excited to welcome another grad student, Qianquio, into our lab!

10/31/17 - Corinne Price and Gopika Gopan join the lab!

We are very excited to welcome two new graduate students, Corinne and Gopika, to our lab!

09/01/17 - Evgeny Nimerovksy joins the lab!

We are so excited to welcome our new research scientist Evgeny to our lab!

Summer 2017

05/24/17 - Congratulations to Alex Greenwood on your new position at William and Mary!

Alex will be an NMR Specialist at William and Mary College. We wish you all the best in Virginia, Alex!!

05/22/17 - Chris Dennis and Shankari Sureshbabu join the lab!

We are very excited to welcome undergrads Chris and Shankari, both rising juniors, to the lab!

05/19/17 - Congrutulations to Zoe Petros on graduating!

We wish you all the best on grad school at UIC!

Spring 2017

03/14/17-03/16/17 - Congrats Joseph, Lisa and Grant!

Congrats Joseph and Grant on passing your thesis defense, and congrats Lisa on passing your ORP!

Fall 2016

11/21/16 - Chad is elected as a AAAS Fellow! Read the Illinois News Bureau article here!

Congrats Chad on this career achievement exemplifying your continued advancement of science!

Spring 2016

05/18/16 - Our paper reporting the structure of alpha-Synuclein fibrils is getting lots of attention, including the cover for the May 2016 issue of Nature Structural and Molecular Biology! See what others have been saying about our work:

NSMB Cover Article: http://www.nature.com/nsmb/journal/v23/n5/covers/index.html
NSMB News and Views: http://www.nature.com/nsmb/journal/v23/n5/full/nsmb.3209.html
C&E News: http://cen.acs.org/articles/94/i14/High-resolution-NMR-structure-Parkinsons.html
Science Magazine Editors Choice: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/352/6287/twil


04/08/16 - Marcus's Paper Makes Most Read and Trending Online @ Nature! Read the Trending article here! Read the Most Read here!

Congrats Marcus on your paper!


04/04/16 - Check out our C&EN News story on the High-resolution NMR structure of Parkinson's disease fibril solved! Read the article here!

Looking forward to continued progress in this exciting field!


03/28/16 - Chad makes front page of Illinois News Bureau! Read the article here!

Don't forget to check out the awesome video on that page!


03/18/16 - Xiangyan's Site-Specific Intrnal Motions in GB1 Protein Microcrystals Accepted! Read the article here!

Congrats Xiangyan on your first paper published while here in the Rienstra lab!


01/29/16 - Grant's Rotor Packing Paper accepted! Read the article here!

Congratulations Grant on a paper that many rotor packers around the world will definitely appreciate!


Fall 2015

11/18/15 - C3-OH of Amphoterocin B Paper Accepted!

C3-OH of Amphotericin B Plays an Important Role in Ion Conductance published at JACS! Way to go everyone and congrats Lisa on your first paper!


11/16/15 - Dennis and Lisa pass their prelims and Manali completes her Lit Seminar!

Congratulations Dennis, Lisa and Manali for a busy month of November, full of two preliminary exams and a literature seminar!


11/13/15 - Zoe Petros Joins the lab!

We are very excited to welcome Zoe, an enthusiastic undergrad in her third year to thelab!


11/03/15 - Marcus Tuttle defends his PhD Thesis

Congratulations to Marcus on his thesis defense, good luck in New Haven!


10/09/15 - Joseh and Chad made front page of UIUC website!

News article on COMPASS method featured on front page, way to go guys!


09/18/15 - Agnieszka Lewandowska Joins the Lab!

We are very excited to welcome Aga, a distinguished NMR spectroscopist into our lab!


09/10/15 - Paper Accepted!

Experimental Protein Structure Verification by Scoring with a Single, Unassigned NMR Spectrum paper accepted into Structure!


08/18/15 - Paper Accepted!

Control of Protein Orientation on gold Nanoparticles paper accepted into Journal of Physical Chemistry!


06/05/15 - Alexandra Lamtyugina is welcomed into the lab!

We are thrilled to welcome Alexandra into the group, who is a steller second-year undergrad!


Spring 2015

05/26/15 - Kristin Nuzzio defends her PhD thesis!

Congratulations to Kristin Nuzzio on defending her thesis! Best of luck in Pittsburgh!


05/26/15 - Jordan Holler is welcomed into the lab!

We are excited to welcome Jordan Holler into the group, who just finished his B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the UIUC!


05/20/15 - Dennis Piehl and Xiangyan Shi receive fellowships from the American Heart Association!

Congratulations to Dennis and Xiangyan, both of whom received awards from the American Heart Association today for the fellowship applications they submitted in January!