Our lab is a recipient of the 2017 Smith Family Award for a project on identifying molecular mechanisms of inter-bacterial interactions. The award (https://hria.org/tmf/smith/) supports innovative biomedical research by early-career investigators.
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David is currently working with Marco to investigate mycotoxin degradation by Rhodococcus pyridinivorans in hope of a possible usage in bioremediation. David is also excited that they are collaborating with French scientists abroad in delineating the underlying genetic/enzymatic mechanism. He hopes to take his results and compile them into a senior thesis. Outside of lab he is applying to medical schools which he plans to begin attendance of in Fall 2018.
Leena is a sophomore working with Sandra to study interspecies interactions in the nasal microbiota using growth curves and fluorescence, focusing on different buffers and changes in pH. She has learned a lot over her first semester in the lab and is excited for what's to come!
Cat is working on the development of auxotrophic fluorescent strains that will be evolved to be dependent on one another to form a synthetic mutualistic two-member community. She will then use transposon sequencing to look in the fitness effects of this evolved pair.
Sarah recently started her first independent project as a sophomore. She is testing to determine to what extent fluorescence can be used to identify components of a mixture!
The Momeni Lab congratulates the PI of our neighboring lab on her newborn child. Congrats, Sarah!
We're so proud of this semester's undergraduate students - Kevin, Ray, David and Catherine - for the hard work they put into their poster presentations at Boston College's Undergraduate Research Day.Read More
Sad to see everybody's favorite lab member leave, but excited that he's moving forward in his career as a grad student right down the street at Northeastern University! Mike has started a new tradition in our lab. When a lab member "graduates", they get this cool t-shirt of Babak!
Kaitlin is graduating and moving to San Francisco to join UCSF. All the best, Kaitlin, and stay in touch!
The lab welcomes undergraduate researchers, Sayles Day, Joon Choi, and Catherine Henckel!
Michael Gates has joined the lab as research technician. He is a UMass-Boston graduate and has worked there with Dr. Shiaris on Enterococcus biofilm formation.
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