RNA polymerase is an enzyme that catalyzes gene transcription, the first step in the process of turning a DNA sequence into proteins, the components of cellular machinery and structure. The journal, FEBS Letters, featured research led by Professor of Physics, Laura Finzi, showing how RNA polymerase navigates “roadblocks” along template DNA, that are composed of wraps and loops in the DNA created by DNA-binding proteins. … More How gene transcription navigates roadblocks
The Emory Physics Department is proud to recognize two of our graduate students, Rajpreet Kaur (left) and Satya Spandana (right), who have been selected as Ambassadors for the Emory Diversifying Graduate Education program (EDGE). EDGE Fellows and Ambassadors will primarily work with the Assistant Dean of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement to help recruit, maintain … More Emory Physics Graduate Students Selected as Laney EDGE Ambassadors
This grant will fund his work on multi-component mechanochemical molecular mechanisms underlying cellular actin dynamics. More on the MIRA Award: Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) (R35) MIRA provides support for the research in an investigator’s laboratory that falls within the mission of NIGMS. The goal of MIRA is to increase the efficiency of NIGMS funding … More Prof. Shashank Shekhar is awarded $1.94M R35 MIRA Grant
Former Emory swimming standout Andrew Wilson made history Monday night, becoming the first Division III swimmer to ever qualify for the Olympics. In an incredible three-way finish in the 100 Breaststroke, Wilson accomplished a goal years in the making as he earned a qualifying spot on Team USA for the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo, … More One of our Physics Graduates Andrew Wilson will participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The New York Times recently published the article “The Skin-Deep Physics of Sidewinder Snakes” featuring our newest faculty member, Dr. Jennifer Rieser. The article’s focus is on how snake skin helped Dr. Rieser and other members of the team to understand how snakes move in different environments, such as on sand. They discovered that the … More NYT Posts Article Featuring New Faculty Member Dr. Jennifer Rieser
Each year there are many undergraduate research opportunities with astronomy faculty and staff in the Physics Department at Emory. Engaging in astronomy research can be an excellent way to enhance a student’s critical thinking skills and qualifications for graduate school in physics and astronomy (or any related field). Many students elect to enroll in research … More Emory Undergraduates Reach for the Stars
Emory University Physics Students Win National Recognition Student-Led Physical Sciences Organization is Honored with Award from the National Office of the Society of Physics Students as an Outstanding Chapter December 4, 2020 Atlanta, GA – The Emory University chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won an Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS … More Emory University Physics Students Win National Recognition! Congratulations SPS!
President Fenves of Emory University named Prof. Sergei Urazhdin as Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Physics Sept. 1, 2020, stating that the “designation of distinguished professor is one of the highest honors that Emory bestows upon a member of the faculty” that “recognizes your eminence as a scholar, as well as the accomplishments that have … More Prof. Sergei Urazhdin named as Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Physics by President of Emory Uni.
The Francis G. Slack Award was created by the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society (SESAPS) to honor Excellence in Service to Physics in the Southeast. Prof. Eric Weeks was announced as this year’s Slack Award winner with the citation: “For demonstrated excellence in service to the physics community of the Southeast through his … More Professor Eric Weeks wins 2020 Slack Award of SESAPS