December 2017: Payel won the Department of Biochemistry Graduate Student Travel Award. Congratulations Payel!
November 2017: Kai volunteered as a teacher for second graders. We learned acid and base!
November 2017: Happy Thanksgiving everybody!
October 2017: Vishnu and Kai co-teach a neuroscience course (NEUR598).
September 2017: Kai hosted the Biochemistry Seminar presented by Dr. Thomas Wandless from Brown University. We were amazed by the biotechnological tools that Tom developed. Thanks Tom!
September 2017: Kai hosted the Neuroscience Program Seminar presented by Dr. Su-Chun Zhang from The University of Wisconsin Madison! iPSC cells are cool! Thanks Su-Chun!
September 2017: We published a paper in Journal of Molecular Biology! Good work everyone!
August 2017: John received the Biochemistry Westcott fellowship! Congratulations John!
July 2017: The Zhang lab hosts CPLC summer school. Welcome students and postdocs from all over the world. Good job John and Payel for being great TAs!
June 2017: Kai gave presentations in Gordon Research Conference, Brown University, and Harvard Medical School.
June, 2017: Vishnu published a paper in Journal of Visualized Experiments!
June 2017: Undergraduate student Jennifer Cheng joined the lab. Welcome Jennifer!
June, 2017: Lab day-out in Kickapoo National Park! Barbecue, volleyball, badminton, fishing… We had great fun!
May 2017: Undergraduate student Kelly Cho joined the lab. Welcome Kelly!
May 2017: Three undergraduate students graduated (Humza, Dil, and Noah). Good work!
April 20, 2017: Payel passed her Prelim exam! Congratulations Payel!
April 2017: A collaborative work has been published in Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan (BCSJ)!
March 2017: Kai was invited to give a talk in the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University.
March 2017: Kai was invited to give a talk in the neuronal regeneration symposium at Houston Methodist.
March 2017: Savanna presents our research in the MCB RAPID FIRE for prospective graduate students. Good job Savanna!
March 2017: Kai hosted the Biochemistry Seminar presented by Dr. Kimberly Mowry from Brown University. We learned a great story of RNA transport in Frog oocytes. Thanks Kim!
February 2017: Kai and Savanna taught how cells work for a group of 3-6 graders in the STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) studio in the Next Generation Elementary-Middle School. We had great fun with a super-motivated audience.
January 2017: Payel’s paper was accepted in Frontiers of Molecular Neuroscience. Good job Payel!
December 2016: Graduate student Savanna Sharum (MCB) joined our lab. Welcome Savanna!
November 2016: Graduate student Savanna Sharum (MCB) took rotation in our lab. Welcome Savanna!
October 2016: Kai gave a talk in the 2016 Society for Developmental Biology Midwest Meeting. Vishnu and Kai had great fun and learned a lot!
October 2016: Graduate student Nandan Haloi (Biophysics) took rotation in our lab. Welcome Nandan!
September 2016: Vishnu contributed to a chapter in Methods in Molecular Biology. Good job Vishnu!
September 2016: Vishnu’s paper was accepted in Development! Good work everyone!
September 2016: Graduate student Madhura Duttagupta (MCB) took rotation in our lab. Welcome Madhura!
August 2016: Humza and Kai attended the New Student Welcome events for incoming undergraduate students as the Biochemistry department representatives. Welcome new students!
July 2016: (Outreach) The Zhang lab led the Neurobiology module in the Center of Physics of Living cells (CPLC) summer school 2016 at UIUC [Link]. Way to go!
May 2016: Kai received an Innovative Teaching and Learning Grant from the School of MCB!
April 29, 2016 John passed his Prelim/Qual exam! Great job John!
April 25, 2016 Vishnu passed his Prelim exam! Great job Vishnu!
March 2016: Undergraduate student Humza Ashraf received the Biochemistry Summer Research Scholarship Award! Great job Humza!
February 2016: Undergraduate student Neeka Haack (MCB) joined our lab. Welcome Neeka!!
February 2016: Vishnu gave an excellent lecture in Neuroscience course NEUR598. Good Job Vishnu!
January 2016: Kai started teaching Physical Biochemistry II.
January 2016: Graduate student Payel Mondal (MCB) joined our lab. Welcome Payel!
January 2016: HAPPY NEW YEAR!
December 2015: Kai gave a talk in the International Symposium of Neural Regeneration. Such a fun symposium!
November 2015: Celebrate our lab-warming party! The “Zhang lab baby” is 100 days old.
October 2015: Twinkle-twinkle single quantum dots. Imaging with our home-built single-molecule fluorescence microscopy. (download video here: sQD610_TIRF_488nm)
October 2015: Graduate student Yeoan Youn from the Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology program took rotation in our lab. Welcome Yeoan!
September 2015: Graduate student Eric Shinn from the Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology program took rotation in our lab. Welcome Eric!
September 2015: Graduate student Payel Mondal (MCB) took rotation in our lab. Welcome Payel!
August 2015: New semester starts. Celebrate our past year and welcome new students!
August 2015: Check out the birth of our new “Zhang lab baby” by clicking the GIF animation below!
August 2015: Undergraduate student Humza Ashraf joined our lab. Welcome Humza!
July 2015: Undergraduate student Noah Risner and Dil Patel joined our lab. Welcome Noah and Dil!
June 2015: We moved to our newly renovated lab! Awesome! New microscope installed! Check out our first sets of images from the microscope!
May 2015: Farewell party for Cara (and celebrate our first paper) at Turkey Run State Park — Kayaking is fun!
May 2015: Cara graduated! She will be a graduate student in Vanderbilt University. Congratulations Cara!
April 2015: Kai is affiliated with the Center for Biophysics and Computational Biology. [Link]
March 2015: Vishnu’s paper was accepted by Analytical Biochemistry! Good job Vishnu!
February 2015: Undergraduate student Max Chen joined our lab. Welcome Max!
January 2015: Kai’s review paper on optogenetic control of intracellular signal transduction was published in Trend in Biotechnology. [Link]
December 2014: Kai gave invited presentations in Fudan University and Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China.
December, 2014: First-year graduate student John Khamo joined our lab. Welcome aboard John!
November, 2014: Undergraduate student Cara Schornak joined our lab. Welcome Cara!
October, 2014: Kai’s new baby girl Elena was born! Busy and happy daddy!
September, 2014: Kai is affiliated to the neuroscience program [link].
September, 2014: Graduate student Erik Andersen took his second rotation in our lab. Welcome Erik!
September, 2014: Graduate student Vishnu Vardhanour Krishnamurthy joined our lab. Welcome Vishnu!
August, 2014: Undergraduate Ellen Cho joined our lab. Welcome Ellen!
August, 2014: Graduate student John Khamo took his first rotation in our lab. Welcome John!
August, 2014: The Zhang Lab started!