Happy to report that Bob Auber has officially joined the lab after his winter rotation! Bob and Jen are currently collaborating with the Widhalm lab on characterizing the shikonin biosynthesis pathway in the medicinal plant Lithospermum erythrorhizon.
Henry is wrapping up his CS Masters degree here at Purdue this semester. He will be working on creating web interfaces for the lab genomic pipelines, which Jen is very excited about! Welcome Henry!
Paige Lippens joined the lab this week! She is busy learning all about unix and computer clusters. Her research project will be annotating genomes from fungal endophytes and comparing to genomes of other fungi with different ecological niches. She will also be helping Jen maintain cultures of the golden algae, Prymnesium parvum, in the lab. Welcome Paige!
The Wisecaver Lab is hiring a Lab Technician. The successful applicant will oversee general operation of the laboratory, including supervising undergraduate students performing basic molecular biology lab work. Will also grow plants and maintain fungal and microbial cultures, isolate DNA and RNA from various sources, clone genes into expression plasmids, perform real-time and standard PCR, prepare samples for metabolic profiling, etc. Will be responsible for maintaining the laboratory, ensuring cleanliness, making buffers and biological media, autoclaving biological waste, maintaining laboratory records of freezer stocks and chemicals, etc.
For more information and to apply online, please visit: http://purdue.taleo.net/careersection/wl/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1701925
The Wisecaver Lab is officially Jen+1 today! Bob Auber is doing his second rotation in the lab as part of the Biochemistry Department's requirements for 1st year graduate students.