Researchers Calculate Cell Chemical Reaction Rates Using Gene Expression

A pair of Rutgers–Camden researchers is taking an innovative approach to measuring how quickly cells react with chemicals. The new process could be a valuable resource in metabolic engineering and biochemical production. The key lies within a cell’s genes. “Genes produce the proteins that make chemical reactions happen. They tell you a lot about what’s … Continue reading Researchers Calculate Cell Chemical Reaction Rates Using Gene Expression

Dr. Benedetto Piccoli Receives Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence

Dr. Benedetto Piccoli, Professor of Mathematical Science and Joseph and Loretta Lopez Endowed Chair in Mathematics; Graduate Director of the Computational and Integrative Biology Program received the 2013 Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence.  The photo above was taken at the Arts and Sciences Honors Convocation.

Matt Niepielko Recipient of 2013 Lansbury Prize for Academic Excellence

Matt Niepielko, a Ph.D. candidate in Center for Computational and Integrative Biology, has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Lansbury Prize for Academic Excellence. This award recognizes outstanding performance by a graduate student. This prize is named in memory of Dr. Coral Lansbury, the first dean of the Graduate School of Rutgers-Camden. Matt … Continue reading Matt Niepielko Recipient of 2013 Lansbury Prize for Academic Excellence

The GABAa Receptor, a Neuronal Ion Channel

The GABAa receptor is a neuronal ion channel that plays a dominant role in sleep and relaxation processes, by inhibiting electrical signals in the central nervous system.  One subunit of the pentameric receptor is shown in green and purple, illustrating potential binding pockets for modulating molecules such as neurosteroids and thyroid hormone (orange); these molecules … Continue reading The GABAa Receptor, a Neuronal Ion Channel