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August 2017

– Raymond stays in the lab as a research technician

July 2017

– Cassie gives an invited talk and Estela presents a poster at the Gordon Research Seminar on Cellulases and Other Carbohydrate-Active Enzymes

June 2017

– Jeffrey is quoted in a story about bio-prospecting [STAT]

– Jeffrey records an essay on bio-prospecting for NPR affiliate station WAMC [The Academic Minute]

May 2017

– Cassie is given the J. Howard Brown Award at the the ASM Maryland branch Spring Meeting

– Raymond and Jeanice graduate with Masters of Science from the Applied Molecular Biology (AMB) Program

Apr. 2017

– Cassie wins Best Oral Presentation at the the ASM Washington DC branch Spring Meeting

– Jeffrey writes a science outreach article on enzyme bio-prospecting [The Conversation]

Feb. 2017

– Cassie presents a poster at the DOE Genomic Sciences Program Annual PI Meeting

Jan. 2017

– Jeffrey becomes a member of the Editorial Board for Applied and Environmental Microbiology

– Our paper characterizing cellodextrin utilization in C. japonicus is published in Molecular Microbiology

– Cassie gives an invited seminar at the UMBC Biotechnology Symposium

– Anna Skane (Norwegian University of Life Sciences) starts work as a visiting scientist in the lab

Oct. 2016

– Raymond Cheng & Jeanice Hwang join the lab as Applied Molecular Biology (AMB) students

– Kayla Szymanik joins the lab as an undergraduate researcher

– Jeffrey hosts Dr. Jeffrey Lewis from the University of Arkansas for a seminar on stress responses in yeast

– Da’Kuawn’s poster presentation wins 2nd place (Biological Sciences Group HH) at the CNMS Undergraduate Research Symposium

Sept. 2016

– Our article describing 3-D printed biomass containment devices to measure bacterial growth using insoluble substrates is published in the Journal of Microbiological Methods

– Jeffrey is selected for a TEDCO Maryland Innovation Initiative Award! [UMBC News]

Aug. 2016

– Cassie presents a poster and Jeffrey gives an invited talk at the Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phages Meeting

– UMBC Magazine highlights work from the lab [UMBC Magazine]

June 2016

– Our review article on the polysaccharide degradation systems of Cellvibrio japonicus is published in the World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

– Andrew stays in the lab as a research technician

– Chaya Lachman joins the lab as an undergraduate researcher

May 2016

– Cassie presents a poster at the Mid-Atlantic Prep and IMSD Research Symposium

Our collaboration with the laboratory of Dr. Gustav Vaaje-Kolstad produces another paper that is published in the journal Proteomics

– Jeffrey gives an invitedĀ  seminar at the Frontiers of the Chemistry-Biology Interface Symposium at Johns Hopkins University. Thank you to Dr. Caren Meyers and Dr. Steven Rokita for the invitation.

– Andrew, Sarah, & Julie graduate with Masters of Science from the Applied Molecular Biology (AMB) Program

Apr. 2016

– Jeffrey gives an invited keynote seminar at the Washington DC branch of the ASM’s Spring Meeting. Thank you to Dr. Chris Elkins for the invitation.

– Sarah and Julie present a poster at the Washington DC branch of the ASM’s Spring Meeting

– Da’Kuawn presents posters at the Georgetown University Undergraduate Research Conference and the UMBC Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD)

Mar. 2016

– Jeffrey gives an invited seminar at the DOE Genomic Sciences Program Annual PI Meeting

– Da’Kuawn presents a poster at the 17th Annual National Conference for McNair Scholars & Undergraduate Research

Feb. 2016

– A collaborative effort with the laboratory of Dr. Gustav Vaaje-Kolstad is published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry

Jan. 2016

– Jeffrey gives an invited seminar at Georgetown University. Thank you to Dr. Shaun Brinsmade for the invitation.

Dec. 2015

– Jeffrey hosts Dr. Harry Brumer from the University of British Columbia for a seminar on carbohydrate active enzyme characterization

Estela Monge joins the lab as a Research Assistant

Nov. 2015

– Jeffrey gives an invited seminar at the University of Minnesota Biotechnology Institute. Thank you to Dr. Jeff Gralnick for the invitation.

Oct. 2015

– Andrew Blake, Sarah Campbell, & Julie Norton join the lab as Applied Molecular Biology (AMB) students

Aug. 2015

– Cassie and Jeffrey present posters at the Gordon Research Conference on Cellulosomes, Cellulases, & Other Carbohydrate Modifying Enzymes

– Jeffrey gives an invited seminar at the Mid-Atlantic Plant Molecular Biology Society Conference. Thank you to Dr. Hua Lu for the invitation.

June 2015

– Cassie’s first paper as lead author is published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology

– Da’Kuawn starts his summer internship at Yale

– Nina stays in the lab as a research technician

– Katya Goryunova joins the lab as an undergraduate researcher

May 2015

– Jeffrey is selected for a Department of Energy Early Career Award! [Press Release]

– Dan, Jordan, & Hadassa graduate with Masters of Science from the Applied Molecular Biology (AMB) Program

– Nina receives an “Outstanding Graduating Senior in the Biological Sciences” award from the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Apr. 2015

– Nina gives invited talks at Morgan State University and the UMBC Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD)

Nov. 2014

– Da’Kuawn presents a poster at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minorities in Science (ABRCMS)

– Jeffrey hosts Dr. Shaun Brinsmade from Georgetown University for a seminar on global gene regulation in bacteria

Oct. 2014

– Gisele’s poster presentation wins 2nd place (Biological Sciences Group C) at the CNMS Undergraduate Research Symposium

– Our work with the laboratories of Dr. Harry Gilbert and Dr. Gustav Vaaje-Kolstad is published in Molecular Microbiology

Sept. 2014

– Dan Cho, Jordan Baeder, & Hadassa Guttman join the lab as Applied Molecular Biology (AMB) students

– Cassie passes her Preliminary Exam!

– A collaborative effort with the laboratories of Dr. Harry Brumer and Dr. Gideon Davies is published in Molecular Microbiology

Aug. 2014

– Jeffrey gives an invited talk at the Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phages Meeting

– Da’Kuawn presents a poster at the UMBC Summer Undergraduate Research Fest (SURF)

Jun. 2014

– Jeffrey gives an invited talk at the Wind River Conference on Prokaryotic Biology

May 2014

– Melvin, Dagmawi, & Ben graduate with Masters of Science from the Applied Molecular Biology (AMB) Program

– Nina receives an Undergraduate Research Award (URA)

– Da’Kuawn Johnson joins the lab as an undergraduate researcher

Jan. 2014

– Jeffrey’s new class, BIOL 412 / 612: Microbial Systems and Synthetic Biology, is offered for the first time

Sept. 2013

– Melvin Ezell, Dagmawi Tilahun, & Ben Voeglein join the lab as Applied Molecular Biology (AMB) students

– Cassie receives a Graduate Assistantship in Areas of National Need (GAANN) fellowship

Aug. 2013

Jeffrey presents a poster at the Gordon Research Conference on Cellulosomes, Cellulases, & Other Carbohydrate Modifying Enzymes

Nina Beri joins the lab as an undergraduate researcher

May 2013

Jeffrey gives an invited talk at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Lambda Lunch. Thank you to Dr. Susan Gottesman for the invitation.

Apr. 2013

Gisele Toumi joins the lab as an undergraduate researcher

Mar. 2013

Cassie Nelson joins the lab as a Research Assistant

Dec. 2012

Jeffrey gives an invited talk at the University of Maryland – Baltimore, Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Thank you to Dr. James Kaper for the invitation.

Nov. 2012

Jeffrey gives invited talks at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) and the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Beltsville. Thank you to Dr. Frank Robb and Dr. Jude Maul for the invitations.

Oct. 2012

Jenna Roussillon joins the lab as an undergraduate researcher

Aug. 2012

Gardner Lab goes live!