There are opportunities available for trainees with interestes in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, chemistry, and biological engineering. Interested prospective graduate students are encouraged to apply to the Boston College Biology Graduate Program. Interested undergraduate students and postdoctoral trainees should contact:
Michelle M. Meyer
Department of Biology
444A Higgins Hall
October 2015: We are seeking applications for a post-doctoral associate to work on a joint project with the van Opijnen lab using systems biology approaches to study ncRNA regulators in S. pneumoniae and B. subtilis.
July 2015: Congratulations to Kaila for defending her Master's thesis!
July 2015: The van Opijnen and Meyer Labs just recieved an NIH grant to study the fitness impacts of knocking out RNA regulators in B. subtilis and S. pneumoniae!
June 2015: Nicholas Lea was awarded an ASM summer undergraduate fellowship to pursue his work in the lab.
May 2015: Graduate Student Shermin Pei was awarded the Lexogen Poster Prize for outstanding RNA research using next-generation sequencing at the RNA society meeting for his poster entitled "Combining sequence and structure approaches to assess the landscape of SELEX derived aptamers to ribosomal protein S15."
January 2015: Our paper describing how the evolutionary neutrality of an RNA sequence and structure may be used as a feature to identify natural structured RNAs is available online. Congratulations Shermin!
August 2014: Our paper characterizing a new RNA that regulates in response ribosomal protein S15 in alphaproteobacteria is available online. Congratulations Betty!
July 2014: We are NSF funded to discover ncRNA regulators in B. subtilis!
March 2014: Alex sucessfully defended her MS thesis!
December 2013: Our paper on the S6:S18 interacting RNA motif is available online. Congratulations Alex! [abstract]
May 2013: Mark Soo was awarded an ASM summer undergraduate research fellowship to pursue his work in the lab.
April 2013: Our paper on the regulation of ribosomal protein biosynthesis in bacillus is available online! [advance access pdf]
Feb 2013: Our paper on E. coli RNAs that control ribosome biosynthesis is available online [advance access pdf].
November 2012: The Scribl paper is available online! [advance access pdf].
February 2012: Michelle was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship!
December 20, 2011: We were awarded a PhRMA Foundation New Investigator Grant in Bioinformatics!