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March 2017

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Congratulations, Amani, for being awarded the 2016/2017 Carl Winkler Award! This is given annually to the PhD candidate who, upon graduation, is judged to be of outstanding academic excellence. Hanadi joins the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Organic Chemistry Congratulations, Katherine on your successful PhD defense!

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February 2016

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Our paper “Reprogramming the assembly of unmodified DNA with a small molecule“, by Nicole, Andrea, Faisal, Violeta, Dr. Anne Petitjean, appears in Nature Chemistry.

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November 2015

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Our paper “Transfer of molecular recognition information from DNA nanostructures to gold nanoparticles,” appears in Nature Chemistry (link: http://www.nature.com/nchem/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nchem.2420.html).  The authors are: Tom Edwardson, Kai Lau, Danny Bousmail, Chris Serpell and Hanadi Sleiman.  See media coverage here. Amine Garci joined our lab as a Swiss National Foundation postdoctoral fellow.  Welcome! Our paper: “Dynamic DNA Nanotubes: […]

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June 2015

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– Congratulations, Justin, on successfully defending your Ph.D. thesis! – Tom Edwardson moved to ETH Zurich as a postdoc in Prof. Don Hilvert’s group. Congratulations and good luck!

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May 2015

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Graham and Janane’s paper, “Sequential growth of long DNA strands with user-defined patterns for nanostructures and scaffolds” appears in Nature Communications.  See media coverage here.

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March 2015

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Amani and Graham’s paper, “Stepwise growth of surface-grafted DNA nanotubes visualized at the single-molecule level” appears in Nature Chemistry.  This work is in collaboration with Prof. Gonzalo Cosa.  See media coverage here.

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October 2014

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Chris, Tom, Pongphak and Karina’s paper entitled: “Precision Polymers and 3D DNA Nanostructures: Emergent Assemblies from New Parameter Space” appears in J. Am. Chem. Soc.

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September 2014

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Congratulations, Katherine for receiving 2nd Best talk award at the CSACS student symposium! Welcome to our new undergraduate researchers Tolu, John and Kitty! Welcome to our new graduate students Alex, Aurelie and Donatien! Justin’s paper entitled “Dynamic Behavior of DNA Cages Anchored on Spherically Supported Lipid Bilayers” appeared in J. Am. Chem. Soc.  

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August 2014

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Congratulations to Andrea for her new Post-doctoral position in the group of Prof. Marc Gauthier at the INRS! (Institut national de la recherche scientifique, with a postdoctoral fellowship from FQRNT) Congratulations Graham for his new postdoctoral position in the group of Prof. David Tirrell at Caltech! (With an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship)