On June 5, 2019 Shruthi Garla joined the lab as a summer intern. She is a local high school student and will be working on B. braunii hydrocarbon production.
In February, 2019 Devon Boland joined the Devarenne Lab as a new graduate student. Devon is from Illinois and will be working on identifying the reductase genes from the L race of B. braunii needed for production of lycopadiene.
Ivette Cornejo Corona has rejoined the Devarenne Lab as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Her time in the lab is supported by a postdoctoral fellowship from the Méxican science agency CONACYT. She will be working on the reaction mechanism of the B. braunii L race LOS enzyme. Ivette was a previous member of the lab as a visiting graduate student. Welcome back to the lab Ivette.
On Friday, September 15, 2017 the Devarenne Lab had a party at Tim’s house to celebrate the recent successful PhD defense by Mehmet and the say goodbye to Jiasen, who has been on sabbatical in the lab for the last year. Jiasen’s last day in the lab is September 26. At the party we drank Raki, a very popular drink of Turkey, Mehmet’s home country.
Devarenne Lab graduate student Hem Thapa successfully defended his PhD thesis on June 2, 2017. After the defense we held a party at Tim’s house. The party was a joint party with the Straight lab to celebrate the successful PhD defense of Reed Stubbendieck in May. Reed and Hem are shown in the picture at the party.