Nisha Gopal, a Biochemistry Major in the Miller lab who will be graduating from UM in April, was awarded a 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to conduct research in France! The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program of the United States. After carrying out a membrane crystallography project as part of the Amgen Scholars Program at UCLA in the summer of 2015, Nisha became excited about determining the structure of membrane proteins. Therefore, for her proposed work as a Fulbright scholar, Nisha plans to use x-ray crystallography in order to solve high resolution structures of mutants of Cytochrome b6f, a key component of electron transport chains, in order to gain a better understanding of the function of a co-factor present in the protein. She will carry out this work in Dr. Daniel Picot’s Lab in Paris, France. In the Miller Lab, Nisha has been investigating how Septins, class of GTP-binding proteins that form filaments, may coordinate with Anillin to regulate cell-cell junction integrity. Nisha is currently writing her Sr. Honors Thesis on this work.
- June 2017: Grad student Torey Arnold named “MVP” of the Cell Contact and Adhesion GRC
- June 2017: Miller lab members – Ann, Tomo, Torey, and Sara – present at the Cell Contact and Adhesion GRC
- June 2017: Ann awarded the Exceptional Mentor of the Year Award from the U-M Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
- June 2017: Grad student Sara Varadarajan passes her prelim – congratulations Sara!
- May 2017: Ann awarded the Faculty Service Award from the U-M Cellular and Molecular Biology Graduate Program
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Dr. Ann Miller
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB)
Member, Cellular and Molecular Biology Program (CMB)
2117 Kraus Natural Science Bldg.
830 North University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1048
Office Location: 2117A Kraus
Lab Phone: (734) 764-8902
Office Phone: (734) 764-9732
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