Banerjee Lab

University at Buffalo, State University of New York


See what our members have been up to and their involvement!

Hannah Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for 2021! Congratulations Hannah!

Welcome Dr. Gable Wadsworth to the Banerjee Lab!

BPS 2020

Ibraheem wins the 2020 Student Research Achievement Award at BPS annual meeting in San Diego.

February/ March 2021: Conference News: Ibraheem, Taran, and Hannah present in the 65th Biophysical Society Annual Meeting (virtual) and 2021 APS March Meeting (virtual). All Presentations were well received!

Congratulations to Taran and Hannah for receiving Biophysical Society Travel Award this year!

Priya will be co-chairing Next year’s IDP subgroup symposium in BPS annual meeting.

January 2021: Ibraheem’s manuscript on the application of later tweezer-based active and passive microrheology to uncover sequence heuristics of disordered polypeptide chains that encode tunable viscoelasticity in protein-RNA condensates is now available as a preprint! Check it out here!

January 2021: Banerjee Lab is off to a great start in the new year! Two Papers accepted for publications! Taran’s paper on the stability and patterning of multiphsic condensate will soon appear in Nature Communications; Ibraheem’s paper revealing the role of mixture stoichiometry on the viscosity and surface tension of protein-nucleic acid condensates will appear in Biophysical Journal! Congratulations to both of our superstar graduate students!

December 2020: Banerjee Lab welcomes Dr. Gable Wadsworth as a new postdoctoral trainee. Dr. Wadsworth will be working on the mechanism of liquid-liquid phase separation of DNA-binding proteins in nuclear organization, chromatin folding, and gene regulation.

September 2020: Banerjee Lab is looking for a postdoc! Please reach out to us if you would like to work on Biomolecular Condensates with us! Details of the job posting is below:

August 2020: A new Preprint is up! In this manuscript, superstar graduate student Taran Kaur reports her latest findings on the stability and patterning of coexisting condensates in multi-component protein-RNA mixtures. Experimental efforts led by @Taranpr75155996. MD simulations done by @potoyangroup. Link to the bioRxiv article is here.

August 2020: Graduate student Ibraheem Alshareedah presents his cool work on the membrane-less hollow condensates made of IDPs and RNAs at IDPSIG virtual symposium. The talk was well received!

August 2020: We are excited to share that we have been awarded with an MIRA (R35) grant from NIH/NIGMS to study Protein-RNA condensates. We will be hiring lab tech, postdoc and graduate students. Job postings will go out soon! Stay tuned!

June 2020: Our “hollow condensate” paper that is now available online @PNASNews. In this paper, we show that protein−RNA complexes can create lipid-free vesicle-like enclosures by phase separation. Link to the paper here.

  • May 2020: Ibraheem, Dr. Mahdi Moosa, and Dr. Priya Banerjee received word that their work with the Potoyan group at Iowa State University on ordered hollow condensates has been accepted for publication in PNAS!
  • Liz accepted to Cornell for her graduate studies, starting in Fall 2020! Congratulations Liz! She also will have the Dean’s Excellence Fellowship — this fellowship helps encourage diversity among Cornell’s graduate community & will completely fund her through her 1st year of studies.
  • Hannah won the Goldwater Scholarship in Spring 2019 — more from her on this achievement here.

Dr. Priya Banerjee gave a webinar, hosted by LUMICKS via zoom, on Liquid-liquid Phase Transition of Intrinsically Disordered RNA-binding Proteins:

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