4th Quarter 2022
Check out our phage hunting animation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCK5chHBM8w
2nd Quarter 2021
Congratulations to Kendal Tinney on graduating with a B.S. from Michigan State!
"Large metabolic rewiring from small genomic changes between strains of Shigella flexneri"
Published in the Journal of Bacteriology: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33753469/
1st Quarter 2021
#WhatthePhage: Phage Hunting with Lincoln Southwest High School.
4th Quarter 2020
Congratulations to Mitch Engel for graduating from MSU.
Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Doore for starting her tenure track position at the University of Florida.
Congratulations to undergraduate Neeraj Padmanabhan for acceptance into medical school!
2nd Quarter 2020
Review paper in the Annual Review of Virology published. Ecology, Structure, and Evolution of Shigella Phages
Sarah Doore won the BMB Outstanding Postdoctoral Researcher Award!
New paper published in Cell: Structural and Proteomic Characterization of the Initiation of Giant Virus Infection
College of Natural Science press release: New study shines light on mysterious giant viruses
1st Quarter 2020
Kristin elected to the American Society for Virology with the title, Councilor, Prokaryotic Virology.
Undergraduate Kendal Tinney received the departmental BMB Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
Phage Virus Assembly Meeting (PVA) 2019
Doing the "Samba": NatSci's Kristin Parent awarded MSU's first PATH grant
Jason Schrad receives the Jack Throck Watson Graduate Fellowship in Biochemistry
Lab publication in eLife: The phage L capsid decoration protein has a novel OB-fold and an unusual capsid binding strategy
Feature in Scientia
A Three-Dimensional Approach to Connecting Biology and Chemistry
Hailee Perrett wins the Anderson Endowed Undergraduate Research Prize for 2018.
The Parent lab featured in MSU Today in a video titled, "Under the Microscope: Big Possibilities For Human Health".
Kristin Parent named James K. Billman Jr. M.D. Endowed Research Professor
The Talos Arctica microscope has arrived!
Recent publication featured in ASM's Microcosm.
Genes affecting progression of bacteriophage P22 infection in Salmonella identified by transposon and single gene deletion screens
Shigella phages isolated during a dysentery outbreak reveal uncommon structures and broad species diversity
Breaking Symmetry in Viral Icosahedral Capsids as Seen through the Lenses of X-ray Crystallography and Cryo-Electron Microscopy
Kristin wins the NSF Early career award!
Photo courtesy of Harley Seeley
CryoEM job posting:
Hailee Perrett receives the MSU College of Natural Science Undergraduate Research Support Scholarship for Fall 2017.
Natalia presents a poster at ASM
Natalia graduated -- Kristin's first graduate student!
Kaitlynne graduated and won the College of Natural Sciences Outstanding Senior Award
Jason Schrad's image and publication featured on the cover of Viruses.
Work also featured in MSUToday
New Publication from the Parent lab:
Schrad JR, Young EJ, Abrahao JS, Cortines JR, Parent KN. (2017) Microscopic Characterization of the Brazilian Giant Samba Virus. Viruses 2017, 9(2), 30.
Kristin receives the 2017 ASM Young Investigator Award, which recognizes early career scientists for research excellence and potential in microbiology and infectious diseases.
Natalia receives the 2017 ASM Raymond W. Sarber Award, which recognizes undergraduate and predoctoral students for research excellence and potential.
New Publication from the Parent lab:
Dover JA, Burmeister AR, Molineux IJ, and Parent KN. (2016) Evolved Populations of Shigella flexneri Phage Sf6 Acquire Large Deletions, Altered Genomic Architecture, and Faster Life Cycles. Genome Biol. Evol. 8(9):2827–2840.
Kristin received AAAS Marion Milligan Mason Award
Featured in Science (30 October 2015)
The lab's first Cryo-EM structure!
Visiting researcher Cathy Jin (left), UCLA (Gelbrat-Knobler group)
Natalia Porcek (left) awarded Rudolph Hugh Fellowship