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July 2014: Marilyn Le joins the lab as a rotation student from the Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology graduate program.
June 2014: The lab attended the 13th International Workshop on Radiation Damage to DNA at MIT.
June 2014: Erin Kennedy joins the lab as a graduate student from the Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry department. Welcome to the lab!
May 2014: Kelly received two awards: the 2014 Potter Prize for a Graduate Thesis in Chemistry of Outstanding Merit and the Elaine Chase Award for Service and Leadership for her "energy, time and thought to improve the graduate school experience for fellow chemistry students and to improve essential facets of the graduate program in chemistry". Congratulations!
April 2014: Congratulations Dr. Schermerhorn! Kelly successfully defended her PhD thesis and is heading to New England Biolabs for a postdoctoral position.
March 2014: The lab attended the 247th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Dallas, TX.
March 2014: Kelly's review is published in Accounts of Chemical Research, "A Chemical and Kinetic Perspective on Base Excision Repair of DNA." [link]
March 2014: Two students received summer research fellowships. Mary Tarantino '15 received a Summer Research Award and Priya Patel '16 received an Undergraduate Teaching and Research Award. Congrats!
Feb 2014: Graduate rotation students Erin Kennedy and Vanessa Scialabba join the lab. Welcome! Undergraduate Elizabeth Bolton '16 has also joined us.
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Research in the Delaney laboratory aims to understand the biological consequences of DNA damage. Using the methods and tools of biochemistry, biophysics, synthetic chemistry, molecular biology, and toxicology we probe the effects of DNA damage from the molecular to the cellular level. We exploit our abilities to synthesize modified DNA nucleobases and study their properties within well-defined systems. We are particularly interested in oxidative DNA damage and its contributions to cancer and neurological disorders such as Huntington’s disease.