News from the Lab

  • Jessica Bodosa wins the Biophysics Award for Research Excellence

    A biophhsics Ph.D. student in our lab, Jessica Bodosa, was selected to receive the 2024 Biophysics Award for Research Excellence. This is recognition of her outstanding research work as a pre-Candidacy student in the Biophysics Graduate Program.
  • Conferring the Ph.D. of Dr. Robert Allsopp

    Drs. Klauda and Kio were excited to be present at the official graduation ceremony for Dr. Allsopp where Dr. Klauda officially hooded Robert.
  • Dr. Klauda Awarded an NSF EAGER for COVID-19 Research

    Our lab in collaboration with Dr. Bryan Berger's lab at UVA was awarded research funds to investigate membrane protein oligomers associated with COVID-19 infection. See the UMD news story or the NSF abstract.
  • Drs. Klauda and Karlsson are Awarded an NSF Grant

    Our labs have been awarded a $983K grant from NSF to study the mechanism for intracellular lipid exchange with proteins that form membrane contact sites. Details of the grant can be found at NSF.
  • Nick Guros Publishes Research in PNAS

    Nick and Dr. Klauda published their work on the serotonin receptor embedded in a cell membrane model in the Proc. National Academy of Science. See the UMD news story on this.
  • Eric Wang Publishes Reserach in high-impact JACS

    Eric and Dr. Klauda published their simulation work on the long perodicity phase for the stratum corneum in the JACS. See the UMD news story on this.
  • Nick Guros wins 2nd Place in 2019 PhD Disseration Competition

    Nick competed against other top PhD dissertation in the Clark School and wone second place! See the UMD news story on this.
  • Eric Wang is Awarded the University Medal

    Eric (undergraduate in the lab) was awarded the University Medal offered to a graduating senior who best personifies academic distinction, extraordinary character, and extracurricular contributions to the University and the larger public. See the UMD news story on this.
  • Eric Wang win the NSF Graduate Fellowship

    Eric (undergraduate in the lab) was awarded the NSF GRFP to suppor his future graduate studies a the joint Harvard-MIT program. See the UMD news story on this.
  • Eric Wang is Named a Churchill Scholar

    Eric (undergraduate in the lab) is one of 16 in the nation to win this STEM-focused scholarship to study at the U. of Cambridge (UK) for a Master's of Science Degree. See the UMD news story on this.
  • Eric Wang Wins Goldwater

    Eric (undergraduate in the lab) wins the 2018 Goldwater Scholarship! This is a nationally awarded scholarsihp. See the UMD news story on this.
  • 2018 New PhD Students

    Mahdi Ghorbani (ChBE) and Yalun Yu (Biophysics) have joined the lab. Info on these and other students are in the group members page.
  • Pouyan Khakbaz Defends his Ph.D.

    Pouyan sucessfully defends his Ph.D. in December 2017. He is now a postdoc at Prof. Shukla's Lab at U. Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
  • NIST Grant (2018)

    A 3-year grant from NIST was awarded to support research on field effect transitors in collaboration with Dr. Balijepalli . MD simulations on a serotonin receptor and CDK5 will support FET design.
  • NSF Grant (CBET)

    Dr. Klauda is awarded an NSF grant from CBET in collaboration with Dr. Jarboe (Iowa State) to study biofuels and chemical production by microbes with a focus on tuning the cellular membrane.
  • Vivian Monje-Galvan Defends her Ph.D.

    Viviana sucessfully defends his Ph.D. in March 2017. She is now a postdoc in Prof. Voth's Lab at U. Chicago.
  • Xiaohong Zhang Defends her Ph.D.

    Xiao sucessfully defends his Ph.D. in December 2016. She is now a postdoc at the Naval Research Lab.
  • Dr. Klauda wins PROMISE AGEP Outstanding Faculty Mentor

    Dr. Klauda was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Mentor award for mentoring graduate students for 2015-16 for the U. Maryalnd system.
  • Dr. Klauda wins NSF CAREER Grant (2012-2018)

    Dr. Klauda won the prestigious NSF CAREER grant that awards assistant professors to support their research and teaching goals. The research focuses on membrane transport proteins and membranes applied to drug transport into and out of the cell.