The diversity of ideas and perspectives students bring is essential to keep research fresh and moving forward. Awarded the LAS Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring, Reuben Peters, a professor in biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology, has provided guidance to 17 students who have received graduate level degrees, and his mentoring has led to more than 90 publications and four patents.
Take a look back at 2017 for accomplishments and milestones for Iowa State University.
To add to the growing understanding of CRISPR as an immune system for the benefit of gene editing technique as well as other unforeseen applications, Dipali Sashital, an assistant professor of biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology, and Chaoyou Xue (’17 Ph.D. Biochemistry) are working with a new technique, developed by Xue, to visualize how the CRISPR protein searches DNA. The results have been published in the journal, Cell Reports.