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News and events:

10/1/2009:  The group is awarded a 2 year grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

2/28/2009:  Joel, Erica, and Vlad present their posters at the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting. Joel and Erica present on 'Structural Changes of Cephalopod Rhodopsin and Beta Measured by FTIR Difference Spectroscopy and Isotope Editing. Vlad and Joel present on 'His75 in Proteorhodopsin, a Novel Component in Light-Driveen Proton Translocation by Primary Pumps'

5/20/2008:  Mikkel is awarded the NSF GK-12 teaching grant and will be working with teacher Elizabeth Hansel at the Boston Latin Academy through May 2009.

2/5/2008:  Joel presents work on FTIR experiments investigating the role of the amino acid Glu142 in blue and green absorbing proteorhodopsins at the Biophysical Society annual meeting in Long Beach, CA.

12/14/2007:  Congratulations to Jason on a successful thesis defense!  He started as a postdoctoral fellow February 1 at Tufts University, where he is working in the group of Fiorenzo Omenetto.