Recent and upcoming:

  • 1 January 2024: The lab was awarded a Pilot Project Grant from the NSF and Simons Foundation through the NITMB in collaboration with the K├│vacs Lab at Northwestern to work on bacterial motility in complex environments!

  • 6 November 2023: We hosted a lab party and had a great time! Thanks to everyone who came and helped us warm up our new space :)

  • 18 October 2023: Maria will officially be supported by the Quad Faculty Research Grant, a fantastic program within The College to support undergraduate scholars at UChicago. Congratulations, Maria!!

  • 16 October 2023: Wow! Haibei was chosen as a finalist for the Grier Prize in Biophysics, which supports Biophysics students who propose exciting high-risk projects. Haibei will present her innovative thesis proposal, "Unraveling the evolution of bacteria motility in complex environments", as part of the Interdisciplinary Research Seminar series. Congratulations!!

  • 1 October 2023: Maria Manyama joins the lab as an undergraduate researcher! Maria is a second-year UChicago Biology student and will work with us on all things panarthropod. Welcome Maria!

  • 1 September 2023: Erin Brandt joins the lab as a postdoctoral scholar! Erin is excited about biomechanics, communication, and sexual behavior in spiders...and we're excited to welcome her to Chicago!

  • 26 July 2023: We're thrilled to welcome to Haibei Zhang, who joins the lab as a PhD student in Biophysical Sciences! Haibei will be co-advised by Ed Munro.

  • 26 June - 24 July 2023: Haibei Zhang rotates with us! Haibei is working on understanding bacterial motility in complex environments.

  • 18 April 2023: The Journal of Experimental Biology does an ECR Spotlight on Jasmine -- check it out here. Thank you, JEB!

  • 1 January 2023: The lab officially opened in the Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago! We are so excited to be here!!

Want to know what was going on pre-Chicago? Check out this archive from Jasmine's PhD & postdoc.