A team of researchers led by Nicolas Fawzi, an associate professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology at Brown University, used a combination of techniques to determine the atomic interactions that stabilize the liquid, yet “condensed” phase of FUS, from FUsed in Sarcoma.
At the first Dr. Samuel M. Nabrit Conference, molecular life scientists from historically underrepresented groups gathered at Brown to learn about cutting-edge research; Brown professors and junior researchers discussed how their identities as members of underrepresented groups have affected their career paths.
Fawzi’s award will support his work studying the interactions of disordered proteins within cellular assemblies. His project will serve as the foundation for understanding the structure, interactions, regulation and function of an entire class of RNA processing assemblies whose dysfunction has implications for several neurodegenerative diseases.
Tayhas Palmore has been named the Elaine I. Savage Professor of Engineering. Palmore is the inaugural holder of the endowed chair that was made possible with the generous support of multiple donors and is named in honor of Elaine Savage Sc.M. ’74 Ph.D. ’76, who is the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in engineering from Brown.
BME and Biotechnology students, faculty, and staff gathered at Whispering Pines Conference Center for an overnight retreat aimed at professional development and community building. Highlights included talks by Assistant Professor Vikas Srivastava and alum Michael Harrison '95 PhD'07, an elevator pitch competition, and a campfire!
Students and faculty gathered in Hazeltine Commons on May 9, 2019 to cap off our yearlong capstone design projects. Students worked directly with clinicians and healthcare professionals to address seven unique engineering design challenges.
Biomedical engineering master's student Quentin Altemose, alum Gian Christian Ignacio '18, and undergraduate student Abigail Kohler '20 will take part in Breakthrough Lab (B-Lab), an intensive 8-week accelerator program designed to support student entrepreneurs developing high-impact ventures. Altemose works with a PRIME master's student on Quark Labs. Iganacio continues the senior capstone design project EmboNet with a RISD textiles alum, and Kohler pairs with an undergradute electrical engineer on Resusitech.