News and Announcements

August 2015 Syrena Bracey won the 2015 Distinguished Undergraduate Scholarships from ASBMB for their academic accomplishments in the face of adversity and commitment to increasing educational access for underrepresented students. Syrena is one of the five recipients of the scholarship in 2015. Congratulations, Syrena!

July 2015 Dr. An presented Danielle's and Anand's work at the Gordon Research Conference - Enzymes, Coenzymes and Metabolic Pathways, Waterville Valley, NH.

June 2015 Ms. Bao Tran "Rose" Luu joined the lab for undergraduate research experience.

June 2015 Dr. An presented Anand's work at the AACR Metabolism and Cancer meeting, Bellevue, WA.

May 2015 Anand Sundaram accepted a lab assistant position at Trevigen, Gaithersburg, MD. Congratulations, Anand!
May 2015 Casey Kohnhorst successfully completed her M.S. degree at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UMBC. Congratulations, Casey!

May 2015 Congratulations to Casey, Danielle and Anand on their recent manuscript. It was just accepted for publication in BBA - Proteins and Proteomics (Special Issue: Physiological Enzymology).

May 2015 Gabriella Balaa won the ACS Maryland Section - Student Travel Award. Congratulations, Gabby!

May 2015 Danielle Schmitt presented her research poster at the 8th Annual Frontiers at the Chemistry and Biology Interface Symposium (FCBIS), which was organized by UMBC. Dr. An served as a local organizing committee member this year.

April 2015 Syrena Bracey is selected as the MARC U*STAR Scholar for the 2015-2016 academic year at UMBC. Congratulations, Syrena!

April 2015 Undergraduate student, Quan "Sean" Dao, is selected as a 2015 Faith Award recipient of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He will be recognized during the 10th annual CNMS Student Recognition Day on May 1. Congratulations, Sean!

April 2015 Dr. An volunteered to judge posters/presentations at the Howard County Public School System STEM Fair and Festival 2015 held at Long Reach High School, Columbia, MD.

March 2015  Graduate students, Anand Sundaram, presented his research on posters at the ASBMB - Experimental Biology 2015, Boston, MA. An undergraduate student, Julio Ramirez, was shared authorship on his poster as well.

March 2015 Danielle Schmitt gave a talk at the Graduate Research Conference at UMBC.

March 2015
Dr. An
volunteered to judge posters at the Science Fair held at the Centennial Lane Elementary School, Ellicott City, MD.

March 2015 Syrena Bracey is accepted for the Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Congratulations, Syrena!

March 2015 Gabriella Balaa is accepted for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at the Rockefeller University. Congratulations, Gabby!

March 2015 Two undergraduate researchers in the lab,  Syrena Bracey and Gabriella Balaa, are selected for the Undergraduate Research Award (URA) scholars at UMBC. Congratulations, Gabby and Syrena!

March 2015 Dr. An hosted a seminar speaker, Dr. Matthew Vander Heiden, from Department of Biology at MIT.

March 2015 Dr. An hosted a seminar speaker, Dr. Maciek Antoniewicz, from Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware.

February 2015  Graduate students, Danielle Schmitt, presented her research on posters at the Biophysical Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

January 2015 Dr. An served as a panel for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

January 2015 Dr. An was invited to give a talk at the Protein Society Symposium - Protein Meet-Up, University of Maryland Baltimore County. Graduate students, Casey, Anand and Danielle, in Dr. An lab also presented their research on posters.

January 2015 Dr. An and group members participated in the 4th Annual 2014 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Retreat at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

December 2014 Congratulations to Minjoung, Sarah, Casey and Nopondo on their recent manuscript. It was just accepted for publication in the American Chemical Society journal "Biochemistry." Of particular, Sarah and Nopondo were undergraduate researchers when they participated in this research.