News Archive

  • June 2020: Welcome to our new graduate student, Amanda Nguyen from the CDMBB program.
  • June 2020: Congratulations to Liwei on his publication in the Journal of Organic Chemistry on the generation and reactivity of the thermodynamically favored guanine radical involved in DNA damage.
  • May 2020: Congratulations to Liwei on his joint publication with the Su group in Angewandte Chemie on the generation and reactivity of a major purine radical involved in DNA damage.
  • May 2020: Congratulations to Huabing and Haozhe on their joint publication with the Woodson and Ha groups in PNAS on photo triggered ribozyme folding using single molecule detection.
  • January 2020: Congratulations to Haozhe on his Chem. Eur. J. paper on the synthesis of oligonucleotides containing Fapy•dG.
  • January 2020: Congratulations to Haidong on his Biochemistry paper on replication of tandem lesions in mammalian cells.
  • December 2019: Welcome to our new graduate student Kexin Yang.
  • December 2019: Welcome to our new postdoctoral Dr. Haihui Peng.
  • December 2019: Welcome to our new graduate student Shijun (Arvin) Gao.
  • December 2019: Welcome to our new postdoctoral Dr. Ji Hoon Han.
  • November 2019: Welcome to our rotation student, Hannah Haller (CMDB).
  • October 2019: Congratulations to Kun and Huabing on their Chem. Res. Toxicol. paper on the reactivity of the cytotoxic DNA lesion, N3-methyl-2′-deoxyadenosine, in nucleosome core particles. This paper was selected as an ACS Editors’ Choice article.
  • October 2019: Congratulations to Kun on his Chem. Res. Toxicol. paper on MMS-induced DNA-protein cross-links in nucleosome core particles.
  • September 2019: Welcome to our rotation students, Marnie Kotlyar (CBI) and Amanda Nguyen (CMDB).
  • August 2019: Best wishes to Kun, as he leaves to begin his independent career as an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
  • July 2019: Best wishes to Huabing, as he leaves to begin his independent career as a Professor at Tianjin Medical University.
  • June 2019: Congratulations to Huabing, Liwei and Kun on their JACS communication concerning DNA electron transfer in nucleosomes.
  • May 2019: Congratulations to Kun on his invited manuscript concerning the effects of histone lysine methylation on damaged DNA reactivity in nucleosomes in the special Epigenetics in Toxicology issue of Chemical Research in Toxicology.
  • March 2019: Congratulations to Anup and Kun on their paper in ChemBioChem concerning the reactivity of the major product of C5′-oxidation in nucleosome core particles. The editors designated it a “VIP” paper.
  • February 2019: Welcome to Juan Baltazar, our newest undergraduate member.
  • January 2019: Congratulations to Kun on his paper in ChemBioChem concerning the possible evolution of histone tail amino acid composition as a protective measure against DNA damage.
  • December 2018: Congratulations to Liwei Zheng on defending his Ph.D. Good luck at Stanford.
  • November 2018: Congratulations to Kun on his paper in PNAS that was highlighted in C & E News. Kun discovered novel reactivity of alkylated DNA produced by antitumor agents in nucleosomes and cells.
  • October 2018: Congratulations to Danny on his paper in Biochemistry concerning the scope of repair substrates for DNA polymerases beta and theta.
  • August 2018: Congratulations to Huabing and Liwei on their JACS paper concerning a new mechanism to describe DNA damage formation during electron transfer.
  • September 2018: Welcome to Nicholas (Nick) Hevia, our newest undergraduate member.
  • August 2018: Congratulations to Kun on his communication in ChemBioChem concerning the reactivity of clustered DNA lesions in nucleosome core particles. The editors designated it a “VIP” paper.
  • August 2018: Congratulations to Marco and Patrick on their Org. Lett. publication on 5-methylene-2-pyrrolone synthesis.
  • July 2018: Congratulations to Danny on his JACS paper on DNA polymerase theta.
  • July 2018: Welcome to Harry Greenberg, our CBI rotation student.
  • June 2018: Congratulations to Danny Laverty on defending his Ph.D. Good luck at Harvard!
  • May 2018: Congratulations to Ruixiang, Kun, and Samya on their Biochemistry paper on abasic site reactivity in nucleosome core particles.
  • May 2018: Congratulations to Patrick on winning a Greer Summer Research Fellowship.
  • May 2018: Congratulations to Alex on winning a Vassar College, Mary Landon Sague Fellowship for graduate study.
  • May 2018: Congratulations to Liwei on his JACS publication concerning traceless tandem lesion formation in DNA.
  • April 2018: Best of luck to Ruixiang Wang as he returns to China to begin graduate school at Peking University. Thanks for visiting with us.
  • April 2018: Best of luck to Dr. Po-Ting Lai on his new endeavors.
  • December 2017: Welcome to new graduate student Huijin Lee.
  • December 2017: Congratulations to Danny on his publication in Biochemistry concerning the formation of frameshift products by Pol theta bypass of damaged DNA.
  • December 2017: Congratulations to Liwei on his publication in JACS concerning novel purine radical chemistry in DNA.
  • November 2017: Welcome to new graduate students Alex Gittens and Tingyu Wen.
  • November 2017: Welcome to new graduate student Alex Gittens.
  • November 2017: Congratulations to Liwei on his publication in Org. Lett. concerning the use of hydrazines as photochemical precursors to purine radicals.
  • October 2017: Welcome to new postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Anup Rana from Professor Schmittel’s group, Universität Siegen, Germany
  • September 2017: Congratulations to Kun and Huabing on their posters at the annual CBI Retreat – and to Kun for winning the best poster award.
  • September 2017: Congratulations to Huabing on his publication in JOC on thymidine radical cation generation
  • September 2017: Welcome to new postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Haozhe Yang from Professor Seela’s group.
  • August 2017: Welcome to visiting student Ruixiang Wang from Nankai University, Tianjin, China.
  • August 2017: Congratulations to Kun on winning Second Place for his Poster Presentation at the National ACS Meeting in Washington, D.C.
  • August 2017: Congratulations to Danny on winning Second Place for his Oral Presentation at the National ACS Meeting in Washington, D.C.
  • August 2017: Welcome to Morgan Dasovich – joint CBI graduate student with Professor Anthony Leung
  • May 2017: Welcome to new postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Po-Ting Lai from Ohio State University.
  • April 2017: Congratulations to Rakesh and Samya on their publication in ACS Chem. Biol. concerning irreversible inhibition of DNA polymerase beta and synergistic effects in HeLa cells.
  • April 2017: Congratulations to Danny on his publication in ACS Chem. Biol. concerning the bypass of (oxidized) abasic sites by DNA polymerase theta.