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News & Press

08.10.21. Emma Henderson has joined the lab as an ASU SOLS PhD student. Welcome!

07.21.21. We are featured by ASU News. Yay!  Link

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06.18.21.  Abhishek received funding from Scialog: Microbiome, Neurobiology, and Disease. The awards are sponsored by Research Corporation for Science Advancement, The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, and the Frederick Gardner Cottrell Foundation. Read more here Link

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05.12.21. Nichith received 1st place for poster presentation at the American Society for Microbiology Arizona and Southern Nevada branch meeting. Congratulations!

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04.21.21. In the past few weeks, Cole and Nichith presented their posters at the Biodesign Fusion retreat and the ASM regional meeting. Nichith's poster was selected for the Biodesign rapid-fire oral presentation section. Congratulations!

04.01.21. Kaxandra Nessie, Jitendra Gosai, and Amanda Zdimal have joined our lab. Welcome!

09.21.20. Cole Calderon, Claudia Brouwer, and Sofia Rocha have joined our lab. Welcome!

06.12.20. Our zoom lab meeting during the times of the covid19 pandemic. Glad that everyone from the lab is healthy and safe.

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04.27.20.    Madeleine Zheng received the ASU-School of Molecular Sciences (SMS) Women in Science fellowship. Her short speech can be found at 2:46 of this  SMS award video. Many congratulations!

03.20.20.    Our article describing a molecular rack and pinion machinery that enables movement of bacteria over surfaces is now published in Science Advances 

03.19.20.    Cole Calderon accepted an offer to join the ASU SOLS PhD program. He will join our lab in Fall 2020. Welcome!

02.26.20.    Nichith Ratheesh accepted an offer to join the ASU SOLS PhD program. Welcome!

01.02.20    Abhishek Trivedi joined our lab as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Prior to joining our lab, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Notre Dame. Welcome!

11.01.19   Nichit Ratheesh joined our lab as a visiting scholar. His previous training was as a MS student at the University of Glasgow. Welcome!

08.06.19   After spicy food, in a bitter-sweet moment, we say goodbye to the Howard Berg Lab. We are ready to soar onwards and upwards!
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6.5.19   Abhishek will serve as a panelist for a discussion on faculty job search and interview process at Harvard University. The panel discussion will be attended by Postdocs and grad students that are curious about the academic job search process.
 
5.14.19   Finally the decision! Abhishek accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the School of Life Sciences and Biodesign Insitute of Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. We move there August 2019. Stay tuned for many more updates.
 
4.17.19   Abhishek will present a seminar at the Parsons Laboratory Microbial Systems Seminar Series @ MIT. This  seminar series is hosted by the  Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA https://microbialsystems.wordpress.com
 
​3.1.19   Excited to share that our recent PNAS cargo transport article is featured by NIH-NIDCR News   https://www.nidcr.nih.gov/news-events/bacteria-glide-greatest-ease
 
​9.15.18  Abhishek will present a chalk-talk titled 'Designing a Bacterial Uber' at a seminar hosted by the Harvard Microbial Science Initiative, Cambridge, MA.
 
8.21.18  Our article where we find that collective motion and cargo transport within live microbial communities shapes its spatial structure is live on PNAS https://www.pnas.org/content/115/34/8633 The eight bacterial genus that form this community are some of the most abundant genus of the human microbiome.  A blog on this article can be found on the Harvard MCB website https://www.mcb.harvard.edu/research/bacterial-public-transportation-berg-lab/
 
7.10.18 Abhishek is scheduled to give a talk at the IADR conference in London. He will also serve as a co-chair of the Microbiome Session.
 
7.1.18   Abhishek will give a talk at the Beneficial Microbes Meeting in Madison, WI.
 
6.1.18   Abhishek is scheduled to give a talk at the Boston Bacterial Meeting. We look forward to presenting our new data on the microbiome.
 
2.1.18  This month, Abhishek is scheduled to give two conference talks in consecutive weeks: (i) The Biophysical Society Annual Meeting. San Francisco (ii) The Winter Quantitative Biology Conference in HI. As the names suggest, both conferences are exciting for any young scientist that is intersted in the quantitaive aspects of Biology. We look forward to many intellectually stimulating discussions!
 
9.12.17 The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology Retreat at Harvard University is coming up and Abhishek will share his science with his departmental colleagues via a talk.
 
​4.28.17  Abhishek received a NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence grant. 

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1.10.17  In the next few weeks, we attend the Bacterial Locomotion and Sensory Transduction meeting in New Orleans. Abhishek will give a talk there.
 
9.6.16    Our Article where we attached gold nanoparticles to SprB and tracked its motion in 3D space is featured on the cover of Biophysical Journal! A blog on the cover image is here https://www.biophysics.org/blog/a-screw-like-mechanism-of-bacterial-motion  The research article can be found here https://www.cell.com/biophysj/pdfExtended/S0006-3495(16)30654-3 
 
6.15.16  Abhishek will give a talk at the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Microbe 2016 in  Boston, MA. 
 
4.11.16  Abhishek will share his science via a talk at the National Center for Biological Sciences-Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (NCBS-TIFR), Bangalore, India. 
 
3.1.16   Abhishek will give an invited talk at the American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting in Baltimore, MD. 
 
7.10.15 Abhishek is scheduled to give a talk at the Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phages meeting. See you in Madison, WI.
 
6.1.15  Abhishek is scheduled to give a talk at the Boston Bacterial Meeting.
 
3.30.15  Our Current Biology article describing the presence of a rotary motor in a gliding bacterium is featured by the Harvard Gazette http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2015/03/mystery-motor/ The research article can be found here https://www.cell.com/current-biology/pdfExtended/S0960-9822(14)01506-1
 
1.10.15 Abhishek is scheduled to give a talk at the Bacterial Locomotion and Sensory Transduction meeting in Tucson, AZ.