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Postdoctoral position available !

UMBC Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has a postdoctoral position available in the laboratory of Prof. Minjoung Kyoung (https://kyounglab.umbc.edu/). Candidates will focus on studying 4-dimensional cellular metabolic network in living cells. Candidates should have a strong background in biochemistry, biophysics and molecular and cell biology. Prior experience with fluorescence microscopy and CRISPR are desirable. Candidates should also have strong communication skills, ability to conduct research, prepare manuscripts and presentations independently, and ability and willingness to work with graduate and undergraduate students in the laboratory. Research experience in quantitative live cell imaging and analysis is desirable. Interested applicants who have a PhD in biophysics, chemistry, biochemistry or related discipline should send a short cover letter describing their research interests and motivation for joining the lab, CV and contact information of three referees to Dr. Minjoung Kyoung (mjkyoung@umbc.edu). Review of application materials will begin June 27, 2019. The position will remain open until filled. UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, minorities, Veterans, individuals with disabilities and other traditionally under-represented groups in the sciences are especially encouraged.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 27, 2019 Minjoung Kyoung received R01 Research Funding from NIGMS !!!

May 11, 2019 Minjoung Kyoung gave a talk at 5th Chesapeake Bay Area Single Molecule Biology Conference at Janelia Research Campus, MD.

May 11, 2019 Patricia Boyd presented a poster at 5th Chesapeake Bay Area Single Molecule Biology Conference at Janelia Research Campus, MD.

April 24, 2019 Keynon Bell presented a poster, 4D Mapping Of Spatiofunctional Enzyme Droplets in Living Cells’ at 2019 URCAD , UMBC.

April 10 – April 13, 2019 Minjoung Kyoung presented a poster at 2019 Keystone symposium -Biomolecular Condensates, Salt Lake City, UT.

March 31- April 4-2019 Minjoung Kyoung was invited to give a talk at 2019 ACS national meeting in Orlando, FL.

March 15-2019 Minjoung Kyoung was invited to give a seminar talk in the Department Chemistry at U of Akron.

March 10 -2019 Minjoung Kyoung was selected as a Must-See Presenters in 2019 ACS national meeting at C&EN magazinehttps://cen.acs.org/acs-news/acs-meeting-news/guide-ACS-Spring-2019-National/97/i10

March 2-6-2019 Minjoung Kyoung was invited to give a talk at 2019 Annual Biophysical Society Meeting in Baltimore, MD.

February 18-23-2019 Minjoung Kyoung was invited to give a talk at 2019 Quantitative Biology Conference, Oahu, HI.  

January 6-11-2019 Minjoung Kyoung presented Kyoung lab research at Single Molecule Biophysics Conference at Aspen, Co.

December-7-2018 Minjoung Kyoung was invited to give a seminar at Biophysics department in U of Michigan, Ann Arbor !

August-29-2018 Minjoung Kyoung presented “Spatiofunctional enzyme assemblies in living cells” at 2018 Cold Spring Harbor meeting: Single Biomolecules !

August-9-2018 Erin Kennedy presented a poster at “Celebrating 21 years, 100+ PhDs, and a Culture of Excellence” for Meyerhoff program !

July-24-2018 Minjoung Kyoung and her collaborators received a seed grant from The Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy!

July-16-2018 Minjoung Kyoung was invited to give a talk “4D characterization of spatiofunctional enzyme assemblies in live cells” at Gordon Research Conference: Single Molecule Approaches to Biology!

June-24-29-2018 Minjoung Kyoung was selected to attend “NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative, NSF and the 2018 Innovation Lab”!

May-24-2018 Minjoung Kyoung was invited to give a K-12 STEM talk at Centennial lane elementary school in MD !

May-5-2018 Minjoung Kyoung was invited to give a talk at FCBIS in UPenn !

May-5-2018 Erin Kennedy presented her research at FCBIS in UPenn !

May-4-2018 Erin Kennedy received Excellence in Graduate Research award at CNMS ceremony ! Way to go Erin !

May-4-2018 Manuel Huerta-Alvarado received Excellence in Undergraduate Research award at CNMS ceremony ! Way to go Manny !

March-16-2018 Erin Kennedy Presented her research in Graduate Research Day at UMBC!

February-16-2018 Minjoung Kyoung was invited to give a talk at George Washington University!

January-29-2018 Tao Zhang joined our group as a graduate student!

November-4-2017  Manuel Huerta-Alvarado presented “Developing nano-reaction chambers to characterize transient macromolecular complexes” at Chesapeake Bay Area Single Molecule Biology Meeting !

October -2017 Joelle Cusic started rotation in our lab!

August-2017 Tao Zhang started rotation in our lab!

August-30-2017 Celeste Chung joined our group as an undergraduate researcher!

August-24-2017 Asfand Hussain joined our group as an undergraduate researcher!

August-10 2017 Manuel Huerta-Alvarado presented “Nano-Reaction Chambers to Differentiate Binding Affinities for Modified FKBP-Rapamycin/FRB Ternary Complexes” at SURF!

August-10 2017 Kristen Irons presented “Developing Mutant FKBP-Rapamycin/FRB Ternary Complexes” at SURF!

June-12-2017 Kristen Irons joined our group as a REU student!

June-8-2017 Erin Kennedy won Chemistry-Biology Interface (CBI) fellowship!

May-11-2017 Noah Robinson won Teaching Award !

May-1-2017 Manuel Huerta-Alvarado joined our group as an undergraduate researcher!

April-26-2017 Minjoung Kyoung was invited to give a talk at Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET), Baltimore, MD.

April-20-2017 Minjoung Kyoung was invited to give a talk at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at George Mason University, Manassas, VA.

April-8-2017 Minjoung Kyoung, Noah Robinson and Erin Kennedy attended Chesapeake Bay Area Single Molecule Meeting, at Johns Hopkins University, MD.

April-7-2017 Minjoung Kyoung, Noah Robinson and Erin Kennedy attended Single-Molecule and Single-Cell Biophysics Symposium, , at Johns Hopkins University, MD.

March-24-2017 Minjoung Kyoung gave an invited talk, “seeing is believing: one molecule at a time” at Mt. Hebron High School!

March-22-2017 Anthony Huynh won 2017-2018 undergraduate Research Award(URA) ! Congratulations!

January-27-2017 Erin Kennedy presented ” Imaging transient protein-protein interactions inside living cells using lattice light sheet microscopy” in Biotechnology conference!

January-27-2017 Noah Robinson presented “Vesicle Based Nano-Chamber for Single Molecule Studies” in Biotechnology conference!

January-20-2017 Erin Kennedy presented ” Imaging transient protein-protein interactions inside living cells using lattice light sheet microscopy” in 6th Annual Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Retreat at UMB!

January-20-2017 Noah Robinson presented “Vesicle Based Nano-Chamber for Single Molecule Studies” in 6th Annual Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Retreat at UMB !

August-10-2016 Anthony Huynh presented “Developing transient tertiary complexes with various binding affinities” in SURF!

August-10-2016 Anthony Huynh presented “Developing transient tertiary complexes with various binding affinities” in SURF!

August-10-2016 Blake Andrew Ford presented “Developing nano-reaction chamber to probe transient macromolecular complexes” in SURF!

July-5-2016 Minjoung Kyoung presented “Visualizing regulatory interactions in metabolic networks” in Single molecule GRC!

June-27-2016 Aiya Smith from Merganthaler Vocational High School (MERVO), a Baltimore City high school, joined the group for the Summer Biomedical Training Program!

June-6-2016 Blake Andrew Ford from Stevenson University joined the group as a REU student!

May-17-2016 Anthony Huynh joined the group as an undergraduate researcher!

May-14-2016  Noah Robinson presented “Developing Nanoscale Reactors for Single Molecule Studies” in FCBIS at JHU !

April-27-2016 Mashhood Wani, Natalie Steenrod, Poornima Patel presented “Sustain-O-Scope: Simple Compound Light Microscope” in URCAD!

April-27-2016 Natalie McDonald, Victoria Davenport presented

“Applications of Light Microscopy Principles in Building a Smartphone Microscope” in URCAD!

April-27-2016 Sarah Pollock presented “Engineering of the FRB domain of the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR)” in URCAD !

April-27-2016 Chidera Ekeocha presented “Cloning, Mutating and Labeling of FK506-binding Protein (FKBP)” in URCAD !

March 23, 2016 Noah Robinson presented “Developing Nano-reactors for Single Molecule Studies Utilizing Vesicle Fusion by Two Independent Methods.” in GRC

March-11-2016 Vanessa Nwaiwu  won Undergraduate Research Awards !

February 7-12 2016 Noah Robinson, Erin Kennedy and Minjoung Kyoung participated LLSM workshop at Janelia Research Campus !

December 2015 Erin Kennedy joined the group as a graduate student !

 

October-3 2015 Sarah Pollock presented “Molecular-Level Alteration of Signaling and Metabolic Pathways in Cancer Immunotherapy” at CNMS symposium in UMBC !

 

August-12 2015 Minjoug Kyoung presented “Tracking Multi-spatial signaling communications with super-spatiotemporal resolution” at CSHL meeting in NY !

 

August-5 2015 Sarah Pollock presented “An approach towards efficient cancer immunotheraphy” at SURF in UMBC !

 

July 2015 Minjoung Kyoung received SRAIS awards !

 

June-22 2015 Erin Kennedy started rotation in our lab !

 

May-14 2015 Sarah Pollock joined the group as a MARC U*STAR Scholar !

 

April-13 2015 Minjoung Kyoung presented an invited talk in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University of Maryland, Baltimore

 

March-25-2015 Noah Robinson presented a poster at Graduate Research Conference!

 

March-13-2015 Hye Min Baek won Undergraduate Research Awards !

 

March-13-2015 Chidera Ekeocha won Undergraduate Research Awards !

 

January-14-2015 Minjoung Kyoung presented an invited talk in Protein Meet-Up Symposium, Baltimore, MD !

 

December-15 2014 Noah Robinson joined the group as a graduate student !

 

November-17 2014 Chidera Ekeocha joined the group as an undergraduate student !

 

November-12 2014 Minjoung Kyoung presented an invited talk in the Department of Biology at UMBC !

 

October-28 2014 Noah Robinson started a rotation in the group !

 

August-28 2014 Tonya Santaus started a rotation in the group !

 

 

July-07 2014 Vanessa Nwaiwu and Hye Min Baek join the group as undergraduate students !