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Tomko Laboratory

Recent News from the Tomko Lab:

March 1st, 2016
Welcome to Lauren Howell, who is joining us as a graduate student!  Lauren received her Bachelor's degree in Biology from the College of Charleston.  Welcome Lauren!

September 20th, 2015
Robb's first senior-author manuscript is forthcoming in the October 8th issue of Cell.  In this manuscript, we identify a single alpha helix that acts like a key in a lock to remodel the assembling proteasome lid subcomplex.  This remodeling exposes the binding site for the remainder of the proteasome.  Such assembly-coupled conformational switching is reminiscent of the maturation events observed during viral capsid assembly and may represent a conserved mechanistic theme regulating hierarchical assembly of macromolecular structures.  

September 20th, 2015
Welcome to Matthew Murray and Joseph Pelt,  who are joining us as UROP students!

July 6th, 2015
Welcome to Anna Peterson, who is joining us as a Laboratory Researcher!

May 1st, 2015
Welcome to Cami Young and Chris Howe, joining us for summer research!

March 10th, 2015
We are officially fully functional!  Our FPLC was installed today, which means we can now perform our full complement of techniques in the lab.  Robert is especially relieved, as he's been freezing down cell pellets in anticipation of this for weeks!  We should be able to start synergizing with the Protein Biology Lab in the CoM's BMS Department as well as with the Institute for Molecular Biophysics now!

February 15th, 2015
Robert was awarded the Florida State University First-Year Assistant Professor Award, which provides salary support for Robert to develop novel but preliminary lines of investigation in his lab.  

January 5th, 2015
Antonia A. Nemec will be working with us.  She is a talented scientist whose background is in human cancer genetics, and she brings a potent and novel skillset to the lab.  

January 5th, 2015
The Tomko lab officially opens at FSU in Room 2310.