News


2016

Dec 15, 2016 - Congratulations to Mrinal and Jim for their collaborative paper in Nature.
Structural Basis of Co-translational Quality Control by ArfA and RF2 Binding to Ribosome.

Sep 23, 2016 - Congratulations to Emad for receiving the 2016 MCB Faculty Excellence Award. This award "recognizes outstanding scholarship, teaching, leadership, and service."

Sep 14, 2016 - Congratulations to Mrinal for his collaborative "Full Article" in Nature.
X-ray structures of human P2X3 receptor define complete gating cycle and antagonist action.

Apr 1, 2016 - Congratulations to Noah Trebesch for being selected as an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program awardee.

Mar 8, 2016 - Understanding molecular basis of disease to design better drugs.

Jan 29, 2016 - eLife paper highlighted by SSRL: Revealing a New Conformational State in a Chloride/Proton Exchanger.

Jan 22, 2016 - New paper out in eLife.
Revealing an outward-facing open conformational state in a CLC Cl-/H+ exchange transporter.


2015

Transport Cycle Thermodynamics
Sep 29, 2015 - New paper out in Nature Communications.
M. Moradi, G. Enkavi, and E. Tajkhorshid (2015) Atomic-Level Characterization of Transport Cycle Thermodynamics in the Glycerol-3-Phosphate:Phosphate Antiporter. Nature Communications, 6:8393.
Congratulations to Mahmoud and co-authors.

“2015
Sep 28, 2015 - Tajkhorshid Named University Scholar.
Congratulations to Emad.

“Beckman
Sep 28, 2015 - Tajkhorshid goes after uncharted territories in the molecular world.
Coverage of the CSBMB research in the 2015 Beckman Annual Report.

Aug 16, 2015 - Mahmoud moving on to his own independent faculty position at Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arkansas
Congratulations and good luck to Mahmoud.


2014

Oct 23, 2014 - Rapid parameterization of small molecules using the Force Field Toolkit comes in at #7 on the list of 10 most-accessed papers in J. Comput. Chem. for the last year (10/2013 - 09/2014).

May 16, 2014 - New paper out in eLife.
Conformational dynamics of the nucleotide binding domains and the power stroke of a heterodimeric ABC transporter.
Congratulations to Po-Chao and co-authors.

May 15, 2014 - Rapid parameterization of small molecules using the Force Field Toolkit moves up to the 2nd spot on the list of 10 most-accessed papers in J. Comput. Chem. for the month of April. This marks the fifth month on the list (Sep-Nov 2013, Mar-Apr 2014).

May 12, 2014 - Congratulations to Steven (Yuhang) Wang on being named a 2014-2015 UIUC CSE Fellow; his second appointment to this fellowship.

Apr 24, 2014 - Rapid parameterization of small molecules using the Force Field Toolkit makes the list of 10 most-accessed papers in J. Comput. Chem. for a fourth month (Sep-Nov 2013, Mar 2014).

Feb 1, 2014 - Congratulations to Mark Arcario on being awarded the Foundation for Anesthesiology Education and Research Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship. He will be spending the summer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Jan 31, 2014 - Congratulations to Chris Mayne on winning the award for the best talk at the Society of Postdoctoral Scholars Symposium..

Jan 28, 2014 - Transporter Protein Dance Moves: Biomedical Beat (Reasearch news from NIGMS, NIH) blogs about our paper on MsbA transporter.

Jan 22, 2014 - Congratulations to Josh Vermaas on his 6th place finish in the TACC BP Parallel Programming Contest.

Jan 13, 2014 - Rapid parameterization of small molecules using the Force Field Toolkit is one of the 10 most-accessed papers in J. Comput. Chem. for the third consecutive month (Sep-Nov 2013).


2013

Dec 5, 2013 - Dancing Proteins: Video on structural transition of membrane transporters

Nov 5, 2013 - 2nd 2013 PNAS paper out
Structural transition of a membrane transporter in full atomic detail
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Congratulations to Mahmoud.

May 9, 2013 - Congratulations to Steven (Yuhang) Wang on his UIUC CSE Fellowship.

May 7, 2013 - PNAS paper out
Water leak in membrane transporters.

Congratulations to Jing and co-authors.

May 6, 2013 - MCB News: Researchers find active transporters are universally leaky!

May 2, 2013 - EUREKALERTS: Researchers find active transporters are universally leaky!


2012

July 10, 2012 - PNAS paper on the urea transporter is out.
Congratulations to Giray and co-authors.

May 2, 2012 - The HMMM membrane model makes it to the cover in Biophysical Journal.

Mar 01, 2012 - Nature paper out!


2011

June 24, 2011 - Cover article in the Journal of Biological Chemistry

May 31, 2011 - Team solves decades-old molecular mystery linked to blood clotting

May 06, 2011 - Congratulations to Zenmei Ohkubo for receiving the Richard I. Gumport Travel Award in Biochemistry

May 4, 2011 - Research paper described by the reviewer as "A spectacular combination of enzyme kinetics, equilibrium binding, molecular dynamics, and solid-state NMR"

Apr 12, 2011 - Congratulations to Joshua Vermaas for securing his second fellowship from Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF)

Apr 05, 2011 - Congratulations to Mark Arcario for securing NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Apr 05, 2011 - Congratulations to Joshua Vermaas for securing NSF Graduate Research Fellowship


2010

Aug 10, 2010 - NIGMS Announces $22.5 Million Grant for Study of Membrane Proteins

Jul 26, 2010 - Emad Tajkhorshid recognized as exceptional by Campus Committee on Promotion and Tenure



2007

Jul 18, 2007 - Outer Membrane Research highlighted by the NIH Biomedical Beat: Cool Movie: Bacteria Working to Eat

Jun 05, 2007 - Simulations unravel outer membrane transport mechanism