Baker lab graduate student Tamuka Chidyausiku successfully defended today! His talk was titled “Structural Insights from Beta-Sandwich Proteins Inform the Design of De novo Immunoglobulin Domains.” Congratulations, Dr. Muk!
Baker lab graduate students Jason Klima and Hao Shen successfully defended this week! Jason’s doctoral work focused on the design of mini fluorescence-activating proteins as pH and calcium biosensors. Hao’s work focused on the de novo design of self-assembling helical protein filaments. We are so proud of both of these outstanding doctors!
Baker lab graduate student Benjamin Basanta successfully defended his thesis today! He was joined by his parents, who flew in from Argentina. By applying machine learning tools, Benja has greatly expanded the repertoire of available de novo designed proteins bearing pockets.
Baker lab graduate student Brian Koepnick successfully defended his thesis today! Brian has helped a community of over 700,000 citizen scientists gain access to advanced tools for protein design through his work with Foldit.
Snow usually doesn’t stick around long in Seattle, so when members of the lab discovered that the overnight dusting was more serious than usual — and that it would last well into the afternoon — the normally scheduled 3pm lab meeting was called of so that scores could be settled in the cold. Or maybe it …
Spring has sprung in Seattle, and blue skies mean mountain ski trips for the lab. To kick of 2018, lab members Tarik, Fatima, Scott, TJ, Brian C, Gabe B, David B, and friends spent a Sunday at beautiful Stevens Pass
It’s been a hot summer in Seattle! To escape the heat, the lab headed east to the Alpine Lakes of the Central Cascades. Some hikes were short (just enough to swim in Melakwa Lake) and some were long (tracking until they hit snow). Zibo, a graduate student in the lab, brought a drone along to …
Some intrepid lab members – David included – recently scaled the North Cascades just two hours outside of Seattle. Fortunately postdoc Alexis Courbet brought his camera gear along, capturing these beautiful scenes.
After months of grey Seattle skies, the lab leapt at a chance to synthesize some vitamin D in Paradise (an actual place at the base of Mount Rainier). Some snowshoed, some skied, and others showed up in the afternoon for a delicious lab BBQ. Couldn’t ask for a more beautiful day!
Happy Halloween! We celebrated early because a party on Monday isn’t as good as a Friday, of course. Take a look at the great costumes this year – it’ll have you seeing double, no, a score! There was also a menagerie of animals running amok, a beaten-up pinata, and an absolutely TERRIFYING scarecrow.