May 13 2013 Matt Urban was selected as a HHMI Summer Scholar in 2013. Gregory Davidson joined the lab as an undergraduate student in biochemistry.
Mar 19 2013 William (Billy) Bozza successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on Tuesday. Congratulations to Billy!
Feb 12 2013 Christine Ott and Aditi Khankhoje joined the Zhuang group. Christine is a CBI (Chemistry and Biology Interface) student with a concentration in Biochemistry.
Jan 3-7 2013 Mark Villamil and Qin Liang presented their works in the 23rd Enzyme Mechanisms Conference
Dec 9 2012 William Bozza's paper "Transient Kinetic Analysis of USP2-Catalyzed Deubiquitination Reveals a Conformational Rearrangement in the K48-Linked Diubiquitin Substrate" was published in Biochemistry. Congratulations!
Nov 5 2012 Mark Villamil's paper "Serine Phosphorylation Is Critical for the Activation of Ubiquitin-Specific Protease 1 and Its Interaction with WD40-Repeat Protein UAF1" was published in the journal of Biochemistry. Congratulations!
Sep 11 2012 Adam Tencer and Kun Yang held the first committee meeting with the Ph.D. Advisory Committee and presented their researches. Both passed the exam with high marks. Congratulations to Kun and Adam!
July 1 2012 Mrugesh Dave and Chrisitian Song, both high school students from the Charter School of Wilmington, will carry out summer research in the lab. Mrugesh's research project will be presented in the school's science fair program.
May 2 2012 Kevin Sforza was admitted into the CMDB graduate program at Johns Hopkins University. Congratulations to Kevin!
Apr 26 2012 Our work on developing peptide-based multivalent antagonists of proliferating cell nuclear antigen was online published in the journal Analytical Biochemistry.
Apr 6 2012 Amanda Grigoli and Matthew Urban were selected as 2012 Science and Engineering Summer Scholar. Both of them will be supported by Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) for conducting research in the lab in Summer 2012.
Mar 10 2012 Mark Villamil's paper "A noncanonical cysteine protease USP1 is activated through active site modulation by USP1-associated factor 1" was accepted for publication in Biochemistry. Congratulations!
Dec 18 2011 Christopher Weinacht and Ping Gong joined the Zhuang group. Chris and Ping are both first year graduate students in Chemistry and Biochemistry. Welcome!
Nov 21 2011 Our work on the conformational flexibility of monoubiquitylated PCNA (Ub-PCNA) was published in the October issue of PNAS and highlighted in Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Faculty 1000.
Aug 15 2011 Qin Liang held her first meeting with the Ph.D. Advisory Committee and presented her research. Qin passed the exam with high marks. Congratulations to Qin!
Sep 26 2011 Professor Zhuang was selected as F1000 Faculty Member in biocatalysis and chemical biology.
Aug 10 2011 Amanda Grigolil presented a poster in the UD Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Jun 1 2011 Amanda Grigolil and Christopher Black joined the research group. Amanda is an undergraduate student in the NUCLEUS program. Chris is a senior undergraduate biochemistry student. Welcome, Amanda and Chris!
May 27 2011 Junjun Chen was hooded in the 2011 Doctoral Hooding Convocation by Professor Zhihao Zhuang. President Patrick Harker and Professor Richard Heck, the winner of the 2010 Nobel Chemistry Prize gave speaches in the ceremony. Congratulations to Junjun and wish you a big success in your new position in Maryland!
May 23 2011 Chris Weinchat attended the 2nd Graduate Course on Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural Biology offered by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and North Carolina State University in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
May 15 2011 Our work on Pol eta ubiquitin-binding zinc finger (UBZ) domain was published in Molecular BioSystems as front cover of the issue.
Apr 30 2011 Billy Bozza, Chris Weinacht and Qin Liang presented posters at the 4th Frontiers at the Chemistry Biology Interface Symposium (CBIS) held at University of Delaware.
Apr 6 2011 As part of the NSF outreaching activity, Professor Zhuang hosted 20 students and teachers from the Charter School of Wilmington for a CAVE demonstration at DBI to intrudocue to them the role of translesion polymerases in human health.
Dec 22 2010 Junjun Chen successfully defended her thesis on Wednesday. Congratulations to Junjun!
Dec 10 2010 Parikshit Gokhale, Adam Tencer and Kun Yang joined the Zhuang group. They are all first year graduate students in Chemistry and Biochemistry. Welcome!
Aug 26 2010 Mark Villamil held his first meeting with the Ph.D. Advisory Committee and presented his research. Mark passed the exam with high marks. Congratulations to Mark!
Aug 24 2010 Professor Zhuang gave a talk in the Ubiquitin Drug Discovery and Diagnostics Conference 2010 in Philadelphia, PA.
Aug 06 2010 Junjun Chen, Yongxing Ai and Jialiang Wang presented their work in the Conference at
Jun 6 2010 Professor Zhuang was invited to give a talk in the 2010 FASEB conference on Nucleic Acid Enzymes in Saxtons River, Vermont.
Apr 1 2010 Professor Zhuang gave a talk in the 3rd Annual Frontiers at the Chemistry and Biology Interface at Johns Hopkins University.
Mar 29 2010 Professor Zhuang received the CAREER award from National Sceince Foundation.
Mar 26 2010 Zhuang group received a award from Delaware Health Science Alliance. This is a collaborative effort with researchers from Thomas Jefferson University, Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research and Christiana Care Health System’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center.
Mar 18 2010 Professor Zhuang was invited to give a talk in the 4th Baltimore Area DNA Repair Symposium.
Mar 7 2010 Our paper "Chemically ubiquitylated PCNA as a probe for eukaryotic translesion DNA synthesis" was published in Nature Chemical Biology (Advanced Online Publication, doi:10.1038).
Dec 20 2009 Qin Liang joined Prof. Zhuang’s group. Qin is a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Welcome!
Nov 19 2009 Professor Zhuang gave a talk in the Cancer Working Group (CWG) in the Department of Biological Sciences at University of Delaware.
Oct 23 2009 Professor Zhuang spoke in the Nobel Symposium on the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2010/oct/nobel102609.html).
Aug 10 2009 Professor Zhuang was selected as a Member of the Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research.
May 18 2009 David Marson was awarded a fund through the NIH Life Science Scholars and Science & Engineering Scholars programs.
May 18 2009 Kevin Sfoza was selected as HHMI Summer Scholar in 2009. Kevin will be supported by Howard Hughes Medical Institute for conducting research in the lab.
May 02 2009 Junjun Chen and Yongxing Ai both presented posters in the 2nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Frontiers at the Chemistry - Biology Interface Symposium at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Apr 24 2009 Kevin Sforza presented a poster in the HHMI undergraduate Research Symposium.
Mar 29 2009 Professor Zhuang was selected to attend the NIH Workshop in Chemical Biology and Organic Chemistry in Dallas, Texas.
Mar 23 2009 Professor Zhuang gave a talk in the 237th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Jan 30 2009 Professor Zhuang was invited to give a talk in the CBI/CTCR symposium at Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI).
Aug 8 2008 The web site of Molecular Cell published a 'featured topic' on Ubiquitin and Ubiquitin-like modifications (http://www.molecule.org/).
Jun 19 2008 Eric Levenson, a graduate student in the CBI program joined the group. Professor Zhuang serves as a co-advisor of Eric, together with Professor Kiick in Materials Sciences and Engineering at UD.
Jun 1 2008 The Zhuang group was awarded research grants from the University of Delaware Research Foundation (UDRF) to study the molecular mechanism of protein deubiquitylation in DNA damage repair and tolerance.
May 12 2008 Professor Zhuang was invited to give a talk in the Translation Research Meeting at Helen F. Graham Cancer Center (http://www.christianacare.org/body.cfm?id=81).
Apr. 8 2008 Our paper “Regulation of polymerase switch between Polη and Polδ by monoubiquitination of PCNA and the movement of DNA polymerase holoenzyme” was published in the April 8th issue of Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.
Mar. 25 2008 Kevin Sfoza joined the lab as an undergraduate student in biochemistry. Kevin was selected as Howard Hughes Medical Science Scholar for the year.
Jan. 5 2008 Professor Zhuang visited Peking Union Medical University in Beijing, China and gave a talk in the School of Medicine.
Mar. 12 2008 Dr. Yongxing Ai joined the lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Ai obtained his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Jilin University, China.
Feb. 28 2008 Professor Zhuang was invited to give a talk at the Cancer Group at the University of Delawar
Jan. 14 2008 Professor Zhuang visited Fudan University in Shanghai, China and gave a talk in the College of Medicine.
Dec. 28 2007 Professor Zhuang visited Sichuan University in Chengdu China and gave a talk in the College of Chemistry.
Oct. 24 2007 Professor Zhuang gave a talk at Chemistry & Biology Interface seminar series at UD.
Sep. 1 2007 Junjun Chen and William Bozza joined Prof. Zhuang’s group as graduate students in biochemistry.