Latest news in the Gonen laboratory

July, 2019

We welcome Chi Nguyen as a postdoctoral fellow in our group.

June, 2019

Congratulations to Emma Danelius for being awarded the prestigious Wennergren Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.

January, 2019

We welcome Emma Danelius as a postdoctoral fellow to our group.

December, 2018

MicroED is identified as a top 10 breakthrough in Science of 2019 by Science Magazine along with other breakthrough of the year semi-finalists.

October, 2018

Follow us on Twitter: @gonenlab #cryoem #gonenlab #MicroED.

October, 2018

Our paper describing the use of MicroED for small molecule structure determination is featured as the cover article for ACS Central Science. Highlights by Science Translation Medicine, Chemistry World, Wave Function, Science, Science News, Phys Org, C&EN, NIH Directors Blog, C&EN Global, Nature, and by Caltech and UCLA. Also Science News, World Pharma News, Medical News, AAAS, LA Business Journal, Technology Network, Drug target review, Dectris, Nature News and Views, and HHMI.

July, 2018

The Gonen laboratory relocated to the University of California, Los Angeles. Our laboratory is part of the departments of Biological Chemistry and Physiology of the David Geffen School of Medicine and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

May, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Shian Liu, postdoctoral fellow in our laboratory, for winning two awards in recent weeks. Fellowship Award—Cold Spring Harbor Asia meeting on Membrane Proteins Structure and Function; Outstanding poster presentation award—2017 International Conference on Structural Biology.

January, 2016

Follow MicroED on Twitter: #MicroED.

January, 2016

Our work with MicroED was highlighted as “top research in 2015” by Chemical & Engineering News.

September, 2015

Our work on the toxic core of α-synuclein determined by MicroED has been published by Nature, accompanied by Nature News & Views and an article in Chemical and Engineering News. Highlights by Science Translation Medicine, Medical Press, ALZForum, and C&EN. There is also a Twitter blog.

June, 2015

Our work, in collaboration with David Baker, on the design of self-assembling protein two-dimensional lattices was published by Science. The article was highlighted by Nature Methods.

January, 2015

MicroED was highlighted as a “Method of the Year 2014” by Nature Methods.

November, 2014

Our structure and function study of sugar transport through the major facilitator superfamily member XylE has been published by Nature Communications. A news feature was published by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

October, 2014

Our MicroED structure determination of catalase was published by eLife.

September, 2014

Congratulations to Brent Nannenga who won the Distinguished Young Scholar Seminar Award from the University of Washington ACES program.

July, 2014

Tamir Gonen interviews about MicroED and membrane biochemistry can be found at SBGrid, HHMI Bulletin, and HHMI news.

November, 2013

Our work on the structure and function of AKAP18-PKA complex was published by eLife.

November, 2013

Our work on MicroED was published by eLife, accompanied by a podcast. This paper was highlighted by eLife insight and by HHMI news. The Guardian also published a news piece on this work, as did Nature Methods and Phys Org.

July, 2013

Our work on the structure and function of aquaporin-0 in complex with Ca2+/calmodulin was published by Nature Structural & Molecular Biology. The work was also highlighted by the National Eye Institute and the UC Irvine communications department. This work was also highlighted by the Visible Embryo, Science Daily, and Science.

June, 2013

Our work on the crystal structure of NarK, a nitrate/nitrite exchanger, was published by Nature. The work was also highlighted by Science and a reviewed by Angewandte Chemie.

May, 2013

Our HCV IRES-40S cryo-EM paper with Jeff Kieft was highlighted in a  news feature from Science Daily.

May, 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Breanna Vollmar for successfully completing her graduate studies and obtaining her PhD. Breanna will be moving onto pharmacology in the next few weeks.

September, 2012

Megan Filbin Joins the laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow.

September, 2012

Tamir Gonen became a Member of The Royal Society of New Zealand.

August, 2012

Our work on the structure of purified yeast kinetochores was published by Nature Structural & Molecular Biology. It was highlighted by Current Biology and by a news feature on the HHMI and JFRC websites. The work was also featured as the cover article for NSMB.

February, 2012

Our work on the AQP0 phosphorylation by PKA and its recruitment with AKAP2 is highlighted by Nature PSI Biology. The work was featured as the cover story for the January issue of EMBO Molecular Medicine.

October, 2011

Fragment-based phase extension in electron crystallography is published and highlighted by Nature PSI Biology and Nature Methods. This work is also highlighted by the Crystallography Times.

September, 2011

The Gonen laboratory moved to the Janelia Farm Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Ashburn, VA.

August, 2011

TEMIMPS workshop on electron crystallography was held at the University of Washington School of Medicine from August 15–19. Participants from around the world came to hear about electron crystallography, experience the crystallization, screening, data collection, analysis, and structure determination. We thank all instructors for an enjoyable meeting.

February, 2011

Dr. Minsun Park and Ms. Ripal Shah join the Gonen laboratory.

November, 2010

Our paper on the structure of the nitrogen regulatory element NrpR has been highlighted by a news n views section, Nature PSI Biology as well as the Crystallography Times.

July, 2010

The Trancontinental Electron Microscopy Initiative for Membrane Protein Structures (TEMIMPS) is funded by the National Institutes of Health. TEMIMPS is a consortium of electron crystallographers around the USA who came together with the aim of developing methodologies for membrane protein structure determination. The investigators are Drs. David Stokes (PI), Iban Ubarretxena, Pawel Penczek, Andreas Engel, and Tamir Gonen. A number of positions are now available and more information can be found on this site under Employment or at the TEMIMPS website.

June, 2010

Matt Iadanza joins the Gonen laboratory as a graduate student and was awarded a Molecular Biophysics Training Grant. Congratulations!

June, 2010

David Dranow graduated. Congratulations David—we will always miss you.

November, 2009

Dr. Noah G. Shuart and Ms. Susan O’Niell join the Gonen laboratory.

November, 2009

Tamir’s interview with HHMI’s Bulletin November issue is published: “Membrane Awakening”.

October 30, 2009

The Gonen laboratory won 1st place in the local HHMI Halloween pumpkin carving competition.

October 16, 2009

The 3rd floor corridor party was a hit. This event was set to celebrate significant recent achievements by the 3rd floor laboratories: Kennedy, Merz, Morris and Gonen.

September 24, 2009

Congratulations to Dr. Hongjin Zheng for obtaining his PhD. Hongjin is the first student to graduate from the Gonen laboratory.

September 1, 2009

Our laboratory officially joins the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Tamir was selected as an HHMI Early Career Scientist.

May, 2009

Breanna Vollmar and David Dranow were awarded the CMB Training Grant. Congratulations!

January, 2009

The Gonen laboratory is awarded a Career Development Award from the American Diabetes Association.