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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Hui Mei – Newest Faculty Member!

The Chaput lab would like to extend our congratulations to Dr. Hui Mei, who has recently accepted a faculty position from the Institute of Synthetic Biology (iSynBio) of Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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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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Edward Oropeza – 2018 ABRCMS Poster Award

Congratulations to Edward Oropeza for his poster award at the 2018 ABRCMS (Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students) Conference held in Indianapolis, Indiana from November 14th-17th, 2018!

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Roman Meza – 2018 ABRCMS Poster Award

Congratulations to Roman Meza for his poster award at the 2018 ABRCMS (Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students) Conference held in Indianapolis, Indiana from November 14th-17th, 2018!

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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.

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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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Jen-Yu Liao – IRT Poster Award

The Chaput lab would like to congratulate our very own graduate student,  Jen-Yu Liao, on his recent ‘Best Poster Award’ at the most recent International Round Table Meeting in La Jolla, CA from August 26th-30th. At the nucleic acid focused conference, Jen-Yu presented his work in a poster entitled “Synthesis and Evolution of a Threose…

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