Congrats to Kevin for earning a WARF Accelerator Microbiome Challenge Grant for his project entitled “A smart probiotic for programming fungal members of the microbiome”. Looking forward to developing this cool technology!
Stephanie gave a stellar talk entitled “Novel microfluidic and optogenetic tools for studying dispersion of Candida albicans” at the Candida and Candidiasis 2021 Meeting! Congrats Stephanie on being selected for a talk and knocking it …
Excited to announce that the McClean Lab applicants were very successful with their applications to the NSF GRFP! Undergraduate Laura Guerrero was awarded a fellowship, graduate student Zack Harmer won an Honorable Mention and research …
The Beebe and McClean labs have received a joint R01 entitled “Under-oil open microfluidic system (UOMS) for studying systemic fungal infection”. This grant will fund technology development to better understand the process of dispersion from …
Megan and the research group received an NSF CAREER award entitled “Synthetic approaches to unravel heterogeneous decision-making in individual microbes and populations”. This award will fund research in the McClean lab for the next five …
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Megan presented an invited talk entitled “Single-cell measurement and control to unravel yeast gene expression heterogeneity” in the Boston University Systems Biology Seminar series.
Bhuvana and Megan’s work on hybrid biosensing has been recognized by a nomination for a WARF Innovation Award! Check out this video on our work here.
Despite the need for a remote conference, the Technologies for Emerging Infectious Diseases track at BMES contained great research. Megan co-chaired a session entitled “Insights into Pathophysiology of Infectious Diseases”. Stephanie Geller also presented her …
Bhuvana Krishnaswamy presented Megan and Bhuvana’s paper entitled “Shining light on molecular communication” at NanoCom 2020.
Edvard and Kieran wrote a handy protocol to calibrate the optoPlate. Super useful for high-throughput optogenetics. Paper is here and protocol is here.
A paper written by Megan McClean and Bhuvana Krishnaswamy has been accepted in the Proceedings of the Seventh Annual ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computer and Communication. Congratulations!
Thanks to a $240,329 equipment supplement from NIGMS the McClean Lab will be able to develop and acquire equipment for high-throughput optogenetics. Congratulations all!
Kevin and Neydis wrote a News & Views for Nature Microbiology. Congratulations all!
A pilot project from the Biomedical Engineering Design course is now published at MethodsX describing a unique microfluidic sampler. Congratulations all!
Our collaboration with the Beebe Lab to develop under-oil microfluidics with applications to studying pathogenic fungal biofilms is now out a Science Advances! Congratulations all!
Megan visited UIUC to give the BIOE seminar. She gave a talk entitled “Single-Cell Measurement and Control to Unravel Yeast Gene Expression Heterogeneity”
The hard work of My, Cameron, and Stephanie has paid off and their paper describing our lab’s workhorse optogenetic tool is out in Biotechnology and Bioengineering entitled “A yeast optogenetic toolkit (yOTK) for gene expression …
Megan gave an invited talk entitled “Single-cell measurement and optogenetic control to unravel yeast signaling networks” at the Optogenetic Technologies and Applications conference in Boston, MA.
As part of the UW-Madison Bioscience Initiative for Recruiting and Networking (BIRN), Megan traveled to UC Merced to give a research seminar and talk to undergraduate students about graduate school (and opportunities at UW-Madison)
Megan received a Cellular and Molecular Biology Young Innovator Award at BMES and gave an invited talk entitled ) “Optogenetic repressors of gene expression in yeasts using light-controlled nuclear localization”