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The Laboratory of Metabolons: Purinosome and Glucosome @ UMBC

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July 3, 2018 Dr. An received a NIH R03 research funding from the NCI. Thank you all of previous and current lab members for your hard work! Congratulations to all!

June 1, 2018 Dr. Prakash Parajuli joined our lab as a postdoc! Welcome on board!

May 12, 2018 Dr. An and Miji participated in the 3rd Chesapeake Bay Single Molecule Biology Meeting at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD. Miji also presented a poster.

May 11, 2018 Dr. An hosted a departmental seminar of Dr. Martin St. Maurice from Marquette University, WI.

May 7, 2018 A story of our recent publication in PLOS One is now featured at UMBC News. I would like to thank my students who worked hard on this project. Also, special thanks to Sarah Hansen for a wonderful story.

May 5, 2018 Miji and Joe participated in the FCBIS at the University of Pennsylvania.

May 4, 2018
Miji received a Best Teaching Assistant Award from the Department and was recognized at the CNMS Student Recognition Day. Congratulations, Miji!

April 30, 2018 Miji presented her "glucosome" project at the Cancer Biology Retreat at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

April 21-25, 2018
Miji and Bailey presented their projects at the Annual Meeting of ASBMB, San Diego.

April 18, 2018
Congratulations to Danielle, Anand, Miji and Rose on their recent publication! It was now available from PLOS One.
Thank you for your hard work!

April 5-6, 2018 Dr. An presented a poster at the NCI- and ASCB-cosponsored "Cancer Imaging Workshop" at NIH, MD. It was one of a kind!

March 28
, 2018
Miji and Joe presented their research posters at the Graduate Research
Conference hosted by the UMBC Graduate School. Miji also gave a 5-min talk about her research.

March 16
, 2018
Miji and Joe presented their research posters at the Graduate Research Day hosted by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UMBC.

March 16, 2018 Dr. An hosted a departmental seminar of Dr. Young-Ok You from George Mason University, VA.

February
23, 2018 Dr. An was invited to give a talk at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Texas, Arlington, TX.

January 30, 2018
UMBC News
features one of Dr. An's research projects, which is funded by NIH R01 Award. Thank you, UMBC and Sarah Hansen who wrote the awesome story about our work!

January 22-26, 2018
Dr. An completed the Entrepreneurial Skillset Training Program host by the UMBC Center for Leadership and Innovation.

January 19, 2018
The An lab participated in the 7th Annual Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Retreat at the SMC Campus Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. An gave a talk and two graduate students (Miji and Joe) presented posters.

January 17, 2018 Congratulations to Miji on her recent publication. It was just accepted for publication in Scientific Reports. We also thank our collaborator in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at UMBC, Prof. Hye-Won Kang, for her contribution on the article.

January 2018
Ms. Miji Jeon is selected as a Graduate Travel Award recipient to attend the ASBMB National Meeting at San Diego. Congratulations, Miji!

December 2017 Ms. Jungyeon Lee joined the lab as a graduate researcher. Welcome on board!

December 2017 Dr. An received a NIH R01 research funding from NIGMS
. Thank you all of previous and current lab members for your hard work! Congratulations to all!


November 17, 2017
Dr. An hosted a departmental seminar of Dr. Karen Allen from Boston University, Boston, MA.


November 15, 2017 Congratulations to Danielle on successfully defending her PhD dissertation. Dr. Danielle Schmitt will continue her academic training as a post-doctoral scholar at UCSD in January 2018.

September 15 2017
Dr. An kicked off a departmental seminar series by giving a talk at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UMBC.

September 2017
Happy to announce a monthly Glucosome meeting at UMBC, in which four different labs will participate: including the laboratories of Drs. An, Kyoung (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Kang (Math and Stats) and Szeto (Chem Eng). Details will be announced soon.


August 20-24 2017
Danielle and Miji presented posters at the ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC. Excitingly, Danielle was selected to give an oral presentation at the meeting.



June 11-16 2017
Danielle presented a poster at the Gordon Research Conference: Bioorganic Chemistry, Proctor Academy, Andover, NH.

June 5 2017 Congratulations to Danielle on her recent manuscript. It was just accepted for publication in the American Chemical Society journal "Biochemistry."

June 4 2017 Ms. Amber Young joined the lab for an undergraduate research rotation as a Meyerhoff/HHMI scholar.

June 1 2017 Ms. Eunice Nam from University of Richmond joined the lab for undergraduate summer research. She is a recipient of the Spider Internship Fund from Univ of Richmond, VA.

May 2017 Syrena will move to Case Western Reserve University this summer to start the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP; namely MD/PhD). Congratulations, Syrena!

May 2017 Gabby, a previous undergraduate student, is accepted to the graduate program of Chemical Education at UMBC. Congratulations, Gabby!

May 2017 Bobby, a previous undergraduate student, is now accepted to the Biochemistry PhD program at School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University. Congratulations, Bobby!

May 16, 2017 Dr. An was invited to give a talk at the Department of Pharmacology and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, San Diego, CA.

May 6, 2017 Danielle and Miji presented posters at the FCBIS at the University of Delaware. Dr. An and Joe participated in the FCBIS as well.


April 28, 2017 Dr. An hosted a departmental seminar of Dr. John Kim from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.

April 26, 2017 Bailey and Andrew presented posters at the URCAD.

April 19 2017 Our manuscript describing the formation of "Glucosome" in living cells is just accepted for publication in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. I would like to emphasize here that this manuscript is a true product of team efforts by research associate, graduate students, rotation students, and undergraduate students.Thank you all for your hard work!

April 13, 2017 Dr. An was invited to give a talk at the Department of Chemistry at the Penn State University, University Park, PA.

April 8, 2017 Danielle and Miji presented posters at the Chesapeake Bay Area Single Molecule Biology Meeting.

March 2017 Mr. Andrew Le is selected for the Undergraduate Research Award (URA) scholars at UMBC. Congratulations, Andrew!

March 2017 Mr. Joseph Sparenberg joined the lab. Welcome on board!

March 3, 2017 Dr. An was invited to give a talk at the Department of Biological Sciences at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.

March 2, 2017 Dr. An was invited to give a talk at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at George Mason University, Manassas and Fairfax, VA.

February, 2017 Mr. Darius Mckoy joined the lab for an undergraduate research rotation as a Meyerhoff/HHMI scholar.

January 2017 Mr. Joseph Sparenberg joined the lab for a graduate research rotation.

January 2017 Dr. An served as a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program panel.

January 2017 Ms. Bailey Nance joined the lab as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome on board!

January 4-8, 2017 Dr. An was invited as a session chair to the 2017 Enzyme Mechanisms Conference, St. Pete Beach, FL. 

December 2016 Julio, a previous undergraduate student, is now accepted to the PhamD program at School of Pharmacy, Howard University. Congratulations, Julio!

November 18, 2016
Dr. An hosted a seminar speaker, Dr. Edward K Chan, from the University of Florida, Gainesville.

November 2, 2016 Dr. An was invited to give a talk at the Institute for Structural Biology, Drug Discovery and Development at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.

October 2016 Dr. An as a K-Tech advisory board member participated in the 2016 Korea-US Cooperative Conference for Life Sciecne, Germantown, MD.

September 2016 Dr. An served as a reviewer at the NIH Grant Study Section.

September 26, 2016 Dr. An was invited to give a talk at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.

September 2016 Dr. An was invited to serve as an Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group.

September 2016 Dr. An was invited to give a talk at the Biology, Chemistry and Physics of Non-membranous Organelle, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

August 2016 Dr. An participated in the Benkovic Symposium at Penn State, University Park, PA.


August 2016
Dr. An was invited to give a talk at the US-Korea Conference 2016 (UKC2016), Dallas, TX.

July 2016 Dr. An was invited to give a talk at the 2016 Gordon Research Conference - Enzymes, Coenzymes, and Metabolic Pathways, Waterville Valley, NH.

June 2016 Danielle was selected as NIH-funded Graduate Student CBI Training Fellows at UMBC. Congratulations, Danielle!

June 2016 Dr. An has contributed to the editorial about "Cancer Metabolism" at the AACR CICR Newsletter.

May 2016 Danielle was selected to give a talk at the 2016 FCBIS at the Johns Hopkins University. She presented her discovery of an spatial self-assembly of an enzyme involved in the downregulation of de novo purine biosynthesis. Great Job, Danielle!

April 2016 Congratulations to Danielle on her recent manuscript. It was just accepted for publication in the American Chemical Society journal "ACS Chemical Biology." We also thank our collaborators in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at UMBC, Yun-ju Cheng and Prof. Junyoung Park, for their contribution on the article.

April 2016 Dr. An hosted a seminar speaker, Dr. Kay Ahn, who is a senior director and global head of molecular and cellular pharmacology of Janssen R&D, Phamaceutical Company of Johnson and Johnson.

April 2016 A research proposal for the AACR-Bayer Innovation and Discovery Grant is approved for funding. Dr. An formally accepted the grant at the AACR Annual Meeting in New Orleans.
The photography of Dr. An with Dr. Jose Baselga, Immediate Past President of the AACR, and Dr. Karl Ziegelbauer, Senior Vice President and Head, Therapeutic Research Groups of Bayer. Photo by
© AACR/Todd Buchanan 2016.

March 2016 Dr. An hosted a seminar speaker, Dr. Aimin Liu, from Department of Chemistry at the University of Texas - San Antonio.

January 2016 Dr. An served as an ad-hoc grant reviewer for the Medical Research Council, UK.

January 2016 Mr. Farhan Augustine joined the lab for undergraduate research experience. Welcome on board!