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July 2018
The Van Deventer and Xu laboratories are awarded a research grant from the Division of Materials Research from the National Science Foundation to establish general strategies for the intracellular delivery of recombinant antibodies. Thank you, NSF!

Jessica presents a poster of her work on establishing robust strategies for evaluating noncanonical amino acid incorporation in yeast at the Protein Society’s 32nd Annual Symposium.

May 2018
The Van Deventer laboratory is awarded a grant from the National Cancer Institute's Innovative Molecular and Cellular Analysis Technologies Program to establish strategies for discovering potent, specific inhibitors of metalloproteinases (R21-CA214239-01A1). Thank you, NIH!

Jacob Lissoos and Laura Quinto complete their undergraduate degrees at Tufts! Both Jake and Laura each made important foundational contributions in the area of integrating chemical functionality into antibodies while in the laboratory. We will miss you both, Jake and Laura!

Jacob Lissoos defends his undergraduate thesis with highest honors! Congratulations, Jake!

Laura Quinto defends her undergraduate thesis with highest honors! Congratulations, Laura!

Olivia Frasher, an undergraduate student in Chemical Engineering at Notre Dame, joins the lab as part of an NSF-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Welcome, Olivia!

Kelly and Jessica attend the 2018 Genome Engineering Workshop held at MIT.

March 2018
Jim presents work from the group in a contributed talk at the 255th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition.

February 2018
The Van Deventer lab is awarded an Early-Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) from the Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems Program of the National Science Foundation to establish strategies for targeting serine hydrolases. Thank you, NSF!

January 2018
Jim presents work from the group on enhancing the chemical versatility of yeast display in an invited talk at Peptalk: The Protein Science Week Meeting.

November 2017
Manjie Huang, a PhD student in Chemical Engineering, joins the lab. Welcome, Manjie!

Mariha Islam, a PhD student in Chemical Engineering, joins the lab. Welcome, Mariha!

Kelly Potts, a PhD student in Chemical Engineering, joins the lab. Welcome, Kelly!

Arlinda Rezhdo, a PhD student in Chemical Engineering, joins the lab. Welcome, Arlinda!

Arlinda Rezhdo is award a Tufts Provost’s Fellowship. Congratulations, Arlinda!

Jim presents work from the group in a contributed talk at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting.

October 2017
Dr. Sheikh Mahatabuddin leaves the lab. Best wishes in your new postdoctoral research position at Henry Ford Hospital, Sheikh!

May 2017
Dr. Sheikh Mahatabuddin joins the laboratory as a postdoctoral scholar. Welcome, Sheikh!

Catherine Lessard, a BS/MS student in Chemical and Biological Engineering, joins the lab. Welcome, Kate!

Niroshan Anandisivam, an undergraduate student in Chemical and Biological Engineering at Princeton, joins the lab as part of an NSF-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Welcome, Niroshan!

Hanan Lane leaves the lab after making important contributions to our protocols to performing click chemistry on the yeast surface. Best of luck in your future endeavors, Hanan.

April 2017
Jim presents at the 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition.

Graduate students Jessica, Haixing, and Chris present their work at the first Tufts Chemical and Biological Engineering Graduate Student Research Symposium.

March 2017
Ming Lei, a PhD student in Biotechnology, joins the lab as a coadvised student. Welcome, Ming!

Greg is named a Tufts Summer Scholar. Congratulations, Greg!

February 2017
The Van Deventer Laboratory is awarded a Faculty Research Fund Award from Tufts University to support our work on extending the chemical versatility of yeast display.

October 2016
Hanan Lane, an undergraduate student (undeclared), joins the lab. Welcome, Hanan!

September 2016
Gregory Berumen, an undergraduate student in Chemical and Biological Engineering, joins the lab. Welcome, Greg!

Jim receives an adjunct appointment in the Tufts Biomedical Engineering Department.

June 2016
The lab's manuscript titled, "A platform for constructing, evaluating, and screening bioconjugates on the yeast surface," is accepted for publication in Protein Engineering, Design & Selection. Congratulations to all of the authors, especially Doris Le, Jessie Zhao, and Haixing Kehoe, as this manuscript is their first published scientific work! Thanks also to Dane Wittrup for supporting this work while Jim was still studying at MIT. Read the article >

May 2016
Jessica is accepted to the 2016 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Yeast Genetics and Genomics Course and is named a Helmsley Fellow. Congratulations, Jessica!

April 2016
Jim presents an invited talk at the 12th Annual PEGS Boston conference.

March 2016
The Fuchs and Van Deventer laboratories are awarded a grant from the Army Research Office to study and evolve adhesive proteins from sea organisms.

Jessica is awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship. Congratulations, Jessica!

Laura is named a Tufts Summer Scholar. Congratulations, Laura!

Jim presents at the 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition.

February 2016
The Van Deventer Laboratory is awarded a Faculty Research Fund Award from Tufts University to support our work on developing highly specific protease inhibitors.

January 2016
Christopher Ghadban, a Master of Science student in Bioengineering, joins the lab. Welcome, Chris!

December 2015
Jacob Lissoos, an undergraduate student in Chemical and Biological Engineering, joins the lab. Welcome, Jake!

November 2015
Laura Quinto, an undergraduate student in Biochemistry, joins the lab. Welcome, Laura!

Haixing Kehoe, a PhD student in Biotechnology, joins the lab. She enters the laboratory with a Tufts Stern’s Fellowship. Welcome, Haixing!

Jessica Stieglitz, a PhD student in Chemical Engineering, joins the lab. Welcome, Jessica!

Jim presents at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

October 2015
Jim's manuscript titled, "A switchable yeast display/secretion system" from his postdoctoral work is published in Protein Engineering, Design & Selection and is featured on the cover. Congratulations to Jim, co-first author Ryan Kelly, and all other co-authors! Read the work >

Last updated 8/17/2018