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2023

  • October - Zhang lab former PhD graduate student and current postdoc Erin Mattoon will start her new position as a Genomics Data Scientist at Bayer Crop Science this December. Congratulations to Erin! During her time in the Zhang lab (March 2018 to October 2023, PhD successfully defended in April 2023), Erin had 1 lead author publication, 2 co-first author publications, 3 co-author publications, and at least 2 more manuscripts in preparation. Erin, thank all your contributions to the Zhang lab!

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  • June - Zhang lab tech Kylee Hillman and Ru attended the 20th International Conference on the Cell and Molecular Biology of Chlamydomonas at the Princeton University.  Kylee presented a poster and also received the conference travel award. Congratulations to Kylee!

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  • May - Erin and Ru at the WUSTL PhD graduation ceremony. Congratulations to Dr. Mattoon, the 1st graduated PhD student from the Zhang Lab!

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  • April - Zhang lab tech Kylee Hillman received $1000 DDPSC CSTM travel award to attend the 20th International Conference on the Cell and Molecular Biology of Chlamydomonas at the Princeton University in June 2023! Congratulations to Kylee!

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  • Zhang lab graduate student Erin Mattoon successfully defended her PhD on 4/11/23. Congratulations to Dr. Mattoon!

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  • Our former lab tech Cheyenne (Anderson) Morris, received the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP). Cheyenne is also a William H. Danforth Plant Sciences Fellowship Awardee. Cheyenne has one co-first-author paper (1st place) and one co-author paper resulting from her work in the Zhang Lab. Congratulations to Cheyenne!

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  • Zhang lab tech Cady Bailey was accepted to the St. Louis University bioinformatics and computational biology graduate program and will start her graduate study in August 2023. Cady has two co-author papers resulting from her work in the Zhang Lab. Congratulations to Cady! Link to paper 1 and 2 here.

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  • March - Zhang lab graduate student Erin Mattoon's algal pooled screen paper in collaboration with computer scientists at the University of Missouri (Mizzou) was featured on Mizzou's website. Link here.

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  • February - Zhang lab postdoc Leila Pazouki, got a job offer as "Senior research scientist" at Plastomics.

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  • November- Former Zhang Lab postdoc, Huong Mai Nguyen, got a new job as research scientist in industry.

  • October- Zhang Lab grad student Erin Mattoon's poster won an award at the WUSTL PMB retreat.

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  • September- Zhang Lab grad student Erin Mattoon's poster received an award at the Danforth BioBash.

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  • April- Zhang Lab lab technician, Celine Xia, got an offer to attend WUSTL as a PhD student in the PMB program!

  • Our former lab tech Will McHargue, received the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP). Will is also a William H. Danforth Plant Sciences Fellowship Awardee. Will has 4 co-author papers resulting from his work in the Zhang Lab. Congratulations to Will! Link to papers 1, 2, 3, and 4 here. 

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  • March - Zhang lab grad student Erin Mattoon got the best poster award at the 31st Western photosynthesis Conference.

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2021

  • November- Zhang Lab postdoc, Ningning Zhang, got a new job as research scientist at Bayer.

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  • April- Zhang Lab lab technician, Cheyenne Anderson, got an offer to attend WUSTL as a PhD student in the PMB program!

  • Our former REU Intern, Andrew Paton, received the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP). Congratulations Andrew!

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2020

  • April- Zhang Lab lab technician, Will McHargue, got an offer to attend WUSTL as a PhD student in the PMB program!

2018

  • April- Zhang Lab lab technician, James Eckhardt, got an offer to attend UC Riverside as a PhD student!

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