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September 14, 2023
Our new PhD Candidate - Leah!
Leah has passed her qualifying exam and is ready to start her second year on Team Entry!
September 11, 2023
Read all about it - Martin's paper on in vitro reconstitution of HSV-1 fusion
Congratulations to Martin, Ariana and our former rotation student Ariane on the acceptance of their paper!
Welcome to Tien Huynh
Tien joins us for his first rotation with Bing working on identifying host factors involved in nuclear egress
Welcome to Alemaris Collazo (BDBS) and Emma Young (Tufts U) are working as Heldwinners this summer. Alemaris is joining Ariana on her work with the nuclear egress complex and Emma joins Dr. Gonzo for structural studies!
June 8, 2023
Congratulations Dr. Ramirez!
Dr. Martin Ramirez successfully defends his PhD! We wish you the best of luck with your next steps in Med School!
June 6, 2023
The lab learned lots at the annual Boston Area Herpesvirus Symposium hosted at HMS. Bing and Nathalie each shared talks on their work on nuclear egress.
May 30, 2023
The newest Heldwinner joins Team Entry! Leah Lee has officially joined the Heldwein Lab. Stay tuned for more on her project.
February 17, 2023
Fernando joins us from Universidad Francisco de Vitoria in Madrid for a six-month internship. He is working with Nathalie on developing an assay for NEC protein oligomerization.
January 30, 2023
Chiao! Welcome back Katya, Martin, and Nathalie!
The crew just returned from the GRS/GRC Physical Virology where Nathalie won a GRS Poster Prize!
January 23, 2023
Abi begins her third rotation working with Maria on structural determination of HCMV gB-antibody complexes!
December 1, 2022
Martin received the Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority (CSURM) Fellowship to support his participation in the 2023 GRS on Physical Virology.
November 10, 2022
Claudia begins her second rotation working with Gonzo on structural analysis of gH/gL.
November 10, 2022
Ama Onwuka (BDBS) presented her posted "Development of an in vitro assay for assembly of herpesvirus nuclear egress coat" at ABRCMS.
October 30, 2022
Good luck, Lizzy!
Catch Elizabeth in her new role as an Assistant Professor at Emory University.
September 5, 2022
Welcome Ariane and Leah
Ariane and Leah begin their first rotation working with Martin and Bing!
August 15, 2022
Back to University
We say goodbye to our incredible summer undergrads, Ama and Chloe.
Congratulations to Ariana and Maria for successfully completing their qualifying exams.
Good bye for now, Mike!
Dr. Thorsen has begun his new position at Treeline Bioscience.
July 15, 2022
Lucas joins us from Johns Hopkins University as a first year PREP scholar. Let's get down to science!
July 8, 2022
A study on the nuclear egress complex from Epstein-Barr virus has been published in PLOS Pathogens.
June 29, 2022
A study on the discovery of two new functional domains within the gH and gB cytoplasmic domains has been published in PLOS Pathogens.
March 17, 2022
Martin is a recipient of the Spring Student Enrichment Fund Travel Award. He will use the award to attend the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Virus Structure and Assembly Conference.
February 1, 2022
Mike successfully defended his PhD thesis.
January 31, 2022
Maria is a PhD student in the Molecular Microbiology program rotating in our lab working with Nathalie on the NEC.
January 30, 2021
A review about the role of gH/gL in herpesvirus entry is now published in Viruses.
December 3, 2021
Zemplen was awarded an NIH F30 fellowship investigating herpesvirus entry mechanisms.
November 15, 2021
Andrea is a PhD student in the Molecular Microbiology program rotating in our lab working with Zemplen on HSV-1 entry.
September 23, 2021
Congratulations, Elizabeth and Jonathan!
A review about herpesvirus capsids across the three subfamilies is now published in Viruses.
September 13, 2021
Haley is a PhD student in the Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Biology program rotating in our lab working with Bing on HSV-1 nuclear egress factors.
September 13, 2021
Ariana is a PhD student in the Molecular Microbiolgoy program rotating in our lab working with Martin on an in vitro fusion system.
August 24, 2021
A story of how HSV-1 NEC order lipids with clusters of basic residues in UL31 is now published in mBio.
June 14, 2021
Jonathan is a summer student working with Elizabeth virtually on a thorough literature review of the similarities and differences in capsid structure and capsid protein function between the three human herpesvirus subfamilies.
May 17, 2021
Erin is a PhD student in the Cellular, Molecular and Development Biology program rotating in our lab, studying HSV-1 fusion with Zemplen.
April 6, 2021
Izzy is a PhD student in the Molecular Microbiology program rotating in our lab, studying the nuclear egress complex with Mike.
March 2, 2021
A story of HSV-1 entry routes published in mBio.
February 22, 2021
Sammy is a PhD student in the Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Biology program rotating in our lab, studying nuclear egress with Bing.
February 18, 2021
Peptides from HSV-1 UL25 are shown to inhibit HSV-1 NEC membrane budding in a paper published in Nature Scientific Reports.
September 15, 2020
Katya received funding from the Pew Innovation Fund in collaboration with Daniela Nicastro PhD to investigate herpesvirus escape mechanisms via cutting-edge imaging techniques.
August 12, 2020
Gonzalo joins our lab as a postdoctoral scholar in the Tufts IRACDA Program.
June 24, 2020
NEC cryo-EM studies published in eLife.
May 18, 2020
Nathalie joins our lab as a PhD student from the Molecular Microbiology program.
May 5, 2020
Congratulations Claire and Andrea!
UL11 structural studies published in mBio.
April 13, 2020
Elizabeth received The American Society for Virology Travel Award for ASV2020.
June 3, 2019
Aiden is an undergraduate studying the nuclear egress complex in the lab this summer.
June 3, 2019
Sammi is an MD/PhD student rotating in our lab this summer, studying the role of glycoproteins during entry.
June 3, 2019
Bing joins our lab as a PhD student from the Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Biology Program.
May 9, 2019
Review article is published in PLoS Pathogens.
May 3, 2019
Andrea successfully defended her PhD thesis.
April 23, 2019
Adam received an American Society for Virology (ASV) travel award.
January 28, 2019
Katya is elected fellow into the American Academy of Microbiology.
August 22, 2018
Mike is the recipient of the Rosenberg Fellowship from the Tufts Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
August 7, 2018
Katya is awarded an NIH R21 grant for investigating HSV-1 entry mechanisms.
May 29, 2018
Katya has been appointed the American Cancer Society (Massachusetts Division) Endowed Professor of Molecular Biology.
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