Emily's collaborative paper with Amie Boal's lab is published in ChemBioChem! The paper uses biochemistry and x-ray crystallography to probe the redox consequences of the presence of different lanthanides in the lanthanide-dependent methanol dehydrogenase. Congratulations, Emily!
Our paper describing a genetically encoded fluorescent sensor for rare earth elements and its uses to probe the mechanism of lanthanide acquisition in bacteria is accepted in JACS! Congratulations to Joey and Jackson!
Our work on lanmodulin is featured in Nature Chemical Biology!
Our work on lanmodulin is featured in a C&E News article!
We welcome two new graduate students to the lab: Paoning Chong and Jonathan Tirsch!
Joey gives a seminar at Juniata College.
The Cotruvo lab's first two papers have been accepted, to JACS and Biochemistry! The papers describe the discovery and biochemical and structural characterization of a highly selective, high-affinity lanthanide-binding protein, "lanmodulin." Congratulations to Emily, Joey, and Jackson!
Nathan Brittin '20 has joined the lab - welcome!
The Cotruvo lab is awarded its first grant, from the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation! The grant supports our work to develop sensors to probe metal homeostasis in pathogenic bacteria.
We welcome two new undergrads to the lab - Eddie Issertell '21 and Anish Ari '21!
We welcome a new undergraduate researcher, Hailee Strom '19, to the lab!
We welcome three new graduate students to the lab: Emily Featherston, Joseph Mattocks, and Jennifer Park!
Jackson Ho, a 2016 graduate of Penn State, has joined the lab.
We welcome Emma Gogarnoiu '19, a chemistry major, to the lab!
Nicholas Young '19, a chemistry major and BMB minor, has joined the lab. Welcome, Nick! We also welcome Claire Overly, an NSF REU student, for the summer.
Joey gives a seminar at Ursinus College.
Jian is awarded a Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium fellowship. Congratulations, Jian!
We welcome our first undergraduate student, Megan Menzel '20. Megan is a prospective chemical engineering major.
The Cotruvo lab welcomes its first graduate student, Jiansong Xu. Jian did his undergrad at the University of California, Berkeley.
The Cotruvo lab will be starting at Penn State in July 2016!