CHESS user Ando wins award for contributions to biochemistry and molecular biology
Nozomi Ando, associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology, is being honored with the 2024 American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Mildred Cohn Young Investigator Award for her outstanding and field defining contributions to the fields of protein dynamics.
Gabrielle Illava: From SERCCS to PhD
We met with Gabrielle Illava to talk about her journey in the academic research world. Gabrielle started in the CHESS program: Summer Engineering and Research for Community College Students (SERCCS). She also transferred into Cornell from the nearby Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) to finish her undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cell Biology, before pursuing her PhD at CLASSE, which she completed in the spring of 2023.
CHESS Research Uses Pressure To Understand RNA Dynamics
High pressure induces excited states, suggests role in HIV infection
Summer 2023 Undergraduate Students at CHESS
The Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE) funds summer research opportunities in the areas of x-ray and accelerator sciences, materials science, chemistry, and mechanical engineering for pre-selected undergraduate students from primarily undergraduate institutions and minority serving institutions. This summer, fourteen REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) students are hosted by CLASSE. Twelve students from the CHESS summer programs -- SERCCS, PREM, and SUNRiSE -- are jumping into their rigorous summer undergraduate research experience.
Exploring the Connection between PyMOL and CHESS: Students Learn About Complementary Roles in Structural Biology
Cornell students studying various fields of biological sciences came to CHESS to see this first-hand with their instructor, Kevin Siegenthaler, to learn more about the facility’s relevance to PyMOL. They went on an in depth tour led by Rick Ryan and David Schuller down into the underground storage ring, the sector 7 biological beamlines, and the Wilson Laboratory scientific offices.
Picking up good vibrations – of proteins – at CHESS
A new method for analyzing protein crystals – developed by Cornell researchers and given a funky two-part name – could open up applications for new drug discovery and other areas of biotechnology and biochemistry.
Inline small-angle X-ray scattering-coupled chromatography under extreme hydrostatic pressure
A new paper appearing in the journal “Protein Science” and authored by CHEXS-supported graduate student Robert Miller demonstrates for the first time that reproducible chromatographic separations coupled directly to high-pressure BioSAXS can be achieved at pressures up to at least 100 MPa.
Crystal structure of a type III Rubisco in complex with its product 3-phosphoglycerate
Recent research performed at CHESS gives insight into intermediate stages of Rubisco’s catalysis mechanism.