The Cristea Lab added two talented Molecular Biology PhD Candidates to our group this year, Ji Woo Park and James Kostas. We're excited to see their proposed thesis projects take shape over the coming months!
For his exceptional work in Ileana's virology course, Will received a Teaching Award from the Dean of the Graduate School. Will was lauded for his hard work by both the instructors and the students. Congratulations, Will!
For his interdisciplinary proposal involving proteomic method development and generation of a machine learning-based computational pipeline, Tavis was awarded with a Graduate Research Fellowship with the National Science Foundation. We are all excited to see Tavis recognized for his hard work and promise as a graduate research fellow!
The entire Cristea lab flew down to Charleston, SC to attend the 2022 US Human Proteome Organization conference. Lab members presented their work through posters, lightning talks, and most prominently in a presentation in the Multi-Omics section given by Tim Howard. Can't wait until the next one!
In recognition of her past success in scientific publishing, fellowship proposals, and grant writing, Krystal received a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Princeton Writing Program. Through this fellowship, Krystal will continue to refine her skills while mentoring graduate students on effective science communication. A well-deserved accomplishment for Krystal!
Todd, Josh, Xinlei, Cora, and Michelle presented posters at the Human Proteome Organization Conference. Through their posters, they gave an overview of how the lab is using proteomics to answer a diverse set of biological questions. Great job, everyone!
Michelle presented her work via Zoom to hundreds of academics and industry scientists who use Skyline--one of the forefront targeted mass spectrometry softwares. As always, her figures were as beautiful as her science. Great work, Michelle!
In an effort to promote interdisciplinary research across the university and in partnership with industry, the Princeton Catalysis Initiative (PCI) was founded in 2017. Ileana had the honor of presenting as a keynote speaker for the Molecular Biology department. Way to go, Ileana!
For her seminar on virus-directed organelle remodeling -- which was the very last 15-minute presentation of the 2-day conference -- Katelyn was awarded the recognition of "best oral presentation by a PhD student". It was delivered with beautiful slides and engaging explanations of her data. So proud!
Covering our lab's interests on virus-host protein interactions and subcellular dynamics, our lab members put together some beautifully detailed posters to highlight their work and make connections with other members of our department. We heard great things about your presentations & conversations, so congrats, you three!