New Lab Member

Dec 2016: Dr. Hirdesh Kumar joins the lab!

Manuscript Published

Dec 2016: Congratulations to John Jimah whose manuscript was published in eLife!
Highlighted in Nature Reviews Microbiology

ASTMH 2016

Nov 2016: Tolia lab at ASTMH. John Jimah recieved a travel award to present a seminar on CelTOS at the annual meeting.

ASTMH 2016

Nov 2016: John Jimah participated in the ASTMH young investigator awards and came in first tier mention! Congratulations!

Manuscript Published

Dec 2016: Congratulations to Dr. Jooyoung Park whose collaborative manuscript was published in Scientific Reports!

ACA 2016

Jul 2016: Tolia lab at ACA. John Jimah recieved a travel award to present a seminar on CelTOS at the ACA annual meeting.

July 2016: We welcome Katherine Basore for a rotation.

July 2016: Congratulations to Dr. Jooyoung Park who successfully defended his thesis!

June 2016: We welcome Juvenal Lopez for a rotation.

May 2016: Congratulations to Edwin Chen whose manuscript was published in PNAS!

Mar 2016: Collaborative manuscript on big data sharing in crystallography published in Nature Communications. STL Public Radio

Feb 2016: The NIH has awarded a new R01 to study bacterial drug resistance. Now the work begins. St. Louis Post Dispatch

Feb 2016: Jay Nix of the Molecular Biology Consortium at ALS visits to update us on remote X-ray data collection.

Jan 2016: Manuscript published! Congratulations to Nichole Salinas whose manuscript was published in Current Opinion in Hematology!

Jan 2016: The lab held its annual after-the-holidays party!

Nov 2015: malERA Consortium. Niraj attends meeting to suggest agenda for malaria basic science research towards vaccine development. Congratulations to the lab for the recognition!

Oct 2015: Tolia lab at ASTMH. Jooyoung Park and John Jimah presented posters at the annual meeting. Niraj Tolia presented a seminar and chaired a session.

Oct 2015: We welcome Jennifer Elliott for a rotation.
Sep 2015: Niraj Tolia invited to present seminar at Ehime University, Japan, hosted by Dr. Takafumi Tsuboi.
Sep 2015: Jooyoung Park gave a talk, and John Jimah presented a poster at the annual Microbiology Departmental retreat. Congratulations JP and JJ.
Sep 2015: Dr. Darya Urusova joins the lab!
Sep 2015: Jooyoung (JP) Park publishes in Acta Crystallographica D. Congratulations JP!
Aug 2015: John Jimah and Niraj Tolia offered structural analysis for a research project by the Sibley lab. Work published in PLoS Genetics.Yay for intra-departmental collaboration!
Jun 2015: Niraj Tolia presents a seminar at the 2015 Red Cells Gordon Research Conference, Holderness, NH.
May 2015: Edwin Chen, MSTP student in MMMP program defends his Thesis. Congratulations Dr. Chen!
May 2015: Niraj Tolia presents seminar at Cornell University, hosted by Dr. Ailong Ke.
May 2015: Graduation Party for Brian Malpede!
Apr 2015: Brian Malpede, PhD student in MMMP program graduates! Congratulations Dr. Malpede!
Apr 2015: Niraj Tolia presents seminar at University of Washington, hosted by Dr. Pradip Rathod.
Apr 2015: The NIH/NIAID has awarded a R56 to continue our work on Plasmodium EBL interactions.
Mar 2015: Edwin Chen publishes work towards a malaria vaccine for Plasmodium vivax. Congratulations Edwin!
Mar 2015: Jooyoung Park presents a seminar at SIUE Department of Pharmacology.
Apr 2015: Jooyoung Park presents a seminar at DePauw University.
Feb 2015: Nichole Salinas offers structural biology expertise during collaboration with the Grant lab resulting in a publication in the Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics. Congrats Nichole!
Dec 2014: Collaboration with the Sadler lab results in a manuscript published in PNAS. Yay for inter-departmental collaboration!
Nov 2014: The Tolia attends the annual American Society for Tropical Medicine & Hygeine meeting in New Orleans LA. Brian Malpede gives a talk, and Jooyoung Park presents a poster!
Nov 2014: Niraj Tolia presents seminar at University of Oxford, UK, hosted by Dr. Matthew Higgins.
Nov 2014: Niraj Tolia presents seminar at Imperial College, London, UK, hosted by Dr. Steve Matthews.
Nov 2014: Niraj Tolia presents seminar at Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK, hosted by Dr. Gavin Wright.
Sep 2014: Jooyoung Park and John Jimah present posters at the annual Microbiology Departmental retreat. Congratulations JP and JJ!
Sep 2014: Nichole Salinas and May Paing publish a manuscript in mBio elucidating glycophorin A engagement of EBA-175. Congratulation Nichole and May!
Sep 2014: Abhisek Sethi joins the lab as a highly motivated undergraduate student. Welcome Abhi!
Aug 2014: The NIH/NIAID supports our multi-institutional effort at mapping B cell epitopes of viral and parasitic antigens.
Aug 2014: Jooyoung Park presented a seminar at the Midwest Neglected Infectious Disease conference! Brian Malpede presented a poster!
Jul 2014: Jooyoung Park publishes in Nature Communications on a sugar phosphatase that regulates the MEP pathway in malaria parasites. Congratulations JP!
Jul 2014: Brian Malpede, Jooyoung Park and John Jimah awarded Schlesinger-Olivo Travel Grants. Congrats Brian, JP and JJ!
Jul 2014: Annual summer picnic and Bogart's!
Jul 2014: Niraj Tolia received a new Burroughs Wellcome Fund grant titled "Molecular Basis for and Inhibition of Red Blood Cell Invasion by Plasmodium Parasites". Congratulations to the lab!
Jul 2014: Alijah Nelson a high school student starts the Young Scientist Program's 'Summer Focus' under the mentorship of John Jimah. Welcome Alijah!
Jul 2014: Jooyoung Park awarded the Stephen I. Morse fellowship. Congratulations JP!
Jun 2014: May Paing publishes a review on host-pathogen adhesion complexes involved in apicomplexan invasion in PLoS Pathogens. Congratulations May!
May 2014: Niraj Tolia presents seminar at University of Kansas, hosted by Dr. Kee Jun Kim.
May 2014: Brian Malpede publishes a review on malaria adhesins in Cell Microbiology. Congratulations Brian!
Apr 2014: Niraj Tolia presents seminar at University of California - San Diego, hosted by Dr. Joseph Vinetz.
Mar 2014: Niraj Tolia presents seminar at University of Wisconsin - Madison, hosted by Dr. Laura Knoll.
Feb 2014: Niraj Tolia presents seminar at Case Western Reserve University, hosted by Dr. Peter Zimmerman.
Jan 2014: Joseph Batchelor, Brian Malpede and Natalie Omattage publish in PLoS Pathogens about DBP engagement of DARC during P. vivax invasion of red blood cells. Congratulations Joe, Brian and Natalie!
Jan 2014: Niraj Tolia presents seminar at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, hosted by Dr. Alex Gann.
Dec 2013: Nichole Salinas publishes in Protein Expression and Purification. Congratulations Nichole.
Nov 2013: Niraj Tolia presents a poster at the annual meeting of the American Society for Tropical Medicine & Hygeine, Washington DC.
Nov 2013: Niraj Tolia presents seminar at Nationwide Children's Hospital, hosted by Dr. Sheryl Justice.
Sep 2013: Niraj Tolia presents seminar at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: President's Council meeting on Infectious Diseases and Viruses, hosted by Dr. Bruce Stillman.
Aug 2013: Niraj Tolia presents seminar at 3rd Annual Midwest Neglected Infectious Disease Meeting, invited by Dr. Kasturi Haldar.
Aug 2013: Lab Summer Picnic at Niraj's. Good company, delicious BBQ and a pool!
Aug 2013: Nichole Salinas' inter-institutional collaboration results in publication in Clin Vaccine Immunol. Congratulations to Nichole!
Jul 2013: Niraj Tolia presents a poster at the American Crystallographic Association meeting in Honolulu.
Jul 2013: Jooyoung Park awarded a Sondra Schlesinger fellowship. Congratulations JP!
Jul 2013: John Jimah awarded a Stephen I. Morse fellowship. Congratulations JJ!
May 2013: Edwin Chen, May Paing and Nichole Salinas publish a manuscript in PLoS Pathogens about the structural basis of antibody neutralization of EBA-175, a malaria vaccine target. Congratulations Edwin, May and Nichole!
Apr 2013: The NIH/NIAID has awarded an R01 for the immunological characterization of P. vivax DBP. Congratulations for a multi-institutional collaboration!
Mar 2013: Brian Malpede and Dan Lin publish their work on EBA-140 in JBC. Congratulations Brian and Dan!
Jan 2013: Natalie Omattage starts a rotation. Welcome Natalie!
Sep 2012: Dan Lin, Brian Malpede and Joseph Batchelor publish their work on EBA-140 including its crystal structure in JBC. Congratulations Dan, Brian and Joe!
Sep 2012: Joseph Batchelor, Brian Malpede and Edwin Chen present posters at the annual molecular parasitology meeting.
Jul 2012: Edwin Chen awarded Sondra Schlesinger fellowship. Congratulations Edwin!
Jul 2012: The Children's Discovery Initiative has awarded a grant to target isoprenoid biosynthesis in malaria parasites in collaboration with Dr. Audrey Odom's Lab.
Jun 2012: Daniel Kober starts a rotation. Welcome Dan!
Jun 2012: John Jimah (PhD student, Microbiology) joins the lab. Welcome JJ!
Apr 2012: We welcome John Jimah for a rotation. Welcome JJ!
Apr 2012: Jooyoung Park (PhD student, Biochemistry) joins the lab. Welcome JP!
Feb 2012: Niraj Tolia presents seminar at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, hosted by Dr. Leemor Joshua-Tor.
Jan 2012: Niraj Tolia becomes c-course master and lecturer for the Advanced Crystallography course, as well as the Structural Biology Journal Club.
Jan 2012: Jooyoung Park starts a rotation in the lab. Welcome JP!
2012: Joseph Batchelor awarded a fellowship by the American Heart Association. Congratulations Joe!
2012: Dr. May Paing joins the lab. Welcome May!
Apr 2012: Brian Malpede awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations Brian!
Sep 2011: Graham Williams starts a rotation in the lab. Welcome Graham!
Jul 2011: Joseph Batchelor and Jacob Zahm publish work in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology. First paper of the Tolia lab! Congrats Joe and Jake!
Aug 2011: Brian Malpede (PhD student, Microbiology) joins the lab. Welcome Brian!
Aug 2010: Edwin Chen (MSTP student, Microbiology) joins the lab. Welcome Edwin!
Sep 2010: Niraj Tolia presents seminar at University of South Florida, hosted by Dr. John Adams.
May 2010: Niraj Tolia becomes a lecturer for the Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis course. Yay for teaching young scientists!
May 2010: Joseph Batchelor awarded a Keck postdoctoral fellowship. Congratulations Joe!
May 2010: Nichole Salinas joins the lab as senior research technician. Welcome Nichole!
Sep 2009: Niraj Tolia presented a seminar at the Annual Molecular Parasitology Meeting.
Aug 2009: The NIH/NIAID has awarded our first R01 to study Plasmodium erythrocyte-binding like ligand interactions. The exciting work starts!
Aug 2009: The Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation has awarded a 'Grants for New investigators' to engineer immunogens that elicit a neutralizing response to blood-stage malaria. Let's work towards putting malaria in our past.
May 2009: Niraj Tolia gives a presentation at the Vivax Malaria Research III: 2009 and Beyond meeting in Panama.
Sep 2009: Dr. Joseph Batchelor joins the lab. Welcome Joe!
Sep 2008: Nichole Salinas (Biochemistry Program) joins the lab as a graduate student. Welcome Nichole!
Dec 2007: Jacob Zahm joins the lab as a research technician. Welcome Jake (the first parasite)!
Nov 2007: Niraj Tolia joins the Department of Molecular Microbiology and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biochemistry at the Washington University School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor. The Tolia lab is born!