Hacking from within a DNA Synthesizer

Scientists from UCI and UCR have come together to investigate the ability to hack and obtain the genetic blueprint of oligomer sequences, by interpreting the sounds emitted from a DNA synthesizer. Read more at the issued UCI New Brief and the brief in The New York Times.

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Jen-Yu Liao – PhD Graduate!

The Chaput lab would like to congratulate Jen-Yu Liao for his conferred PhD degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences. After a successful defense in November 2018, Dr. Liao is now headed to Nitto Denko Avecia Biotech in Cincinnati, Ohio for a position as a research scientists working on oligomer synthesis.

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Lynnette Jackson – Stanford Bound!

The Chaput lab would like to express our biggest congratulations to Lynnette Jackson, who recently finished her undergraduate career at UCI and is now headed to Stanford University to pursue a PhD in the department of Structural Biology. We thank Lynnette for all her hard work and commitment to the Chaput lab the past three years…

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Chaput Lab at 2018 IRT Meeting

The Chaput lab took multiple lab members to the International Round Table conference held at the University of California, San Diego by the International Society of Nucleosides, Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids. From August 26th to the 30th, graduate students (Jen-Yu Liao, Saikat Bala, and Ali Nikoomanzar), as well as research scientists, Nicholas Chim, presented posters on…

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Mouhamad Shehabat – Summer 2018 SURP Award

Congratulations to Mouhamad Shehabat, one of the Chaput lab undergraduates, who recently was awarded a SURP award for this Summer 2018 in order to look at the unnatural nucleotide replication in engineered DNA polymerases by x-ray crystallography.

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