2019

We would like to wish Mitch Woodhouse all the best on his last day in the lab! It was great having him visit the lab this summer, and we wish him all the best as he continues his studies at Va Tech!

July 26, 2019


Welcome to Aaron Williams. He is an incoming undergraduate in the EUREKA! program and will be working on our neuronal circuitry project!

July 2, 2019


We would like to welcome Mitch Woodhouse to the lab for his summer REU. We are expecting great things

May 27, 2019


Welcome to the 2019 Summer Biophysics REU students! Enjoy your week of biophysics bootcamp before the real work starts in your research labs next week!

May 20, 2019


Congratulations to Hailey on the day of her graduation! She is moving to Vanderbilt to be a research scientists in the Zanic Lab. We are looking forward to the great things you do with Marija!

May 10, 2019


We would like to wish Lawrence Coleman all the best on his last day in the lab! He has been a valuable member of the team, and we are sure he will do great in Dr. Rao’s lab!

May 10, 2019


Congratulations to Hailey for successfully defending her senior thesis!

April 26, 2019


Congratulations to Hugo and the CU-MRI team on getting the purchased of a new FPLC funded! We are looking forward to it getting installed in the common biophysics lab.

April 18, 2019


Congratulations to Hailey for being awarded the Cawthorn award - the most prestigious award given to undergrads each year by the Department of Physics and Astronomy! Well deserved!

April 10, 2019


Congratulations to trypanosome creative inquire team on being awarded second prize in the Clemson Biological Sciences Annual Student Symposium (CBASS) poster competition!

April 6, 2019


We would like to congratulate the undergrads in our Trypanosome CI for winning the Popular Vote for the poster they presented at FoCI.

April 2, 2019


We would like to congratulate creative inquiry members Samantha, Parastoo, Katherine and Alexis on getting summer positions funded. We are looking forward working with you this summer!

March 22, 2019


Congratulations to our creative inquiry teams for getting travel grants to attend the National Council on Undergraduate Research in Kennesaw, GA this spring!

February 22, 2019


The spotlight of Sallé et al. 2019 that Marija Zanic and Josh wrote is out in JCB!

February 15, 2019


Congratulations to Rachel on our newest paper out in WIRES Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology!

February 11, 2019


Welcome to Apurba Paul, our newest postdoc. He comes to us from the India Institute of Science and will be working on the unique biophysical mechanisms of eukaryotic pathogens in collaborations with the Paul Lab and the Kozubowski Lab!

January 9, 2019


Welcome Devante Kee-Young. He is an undergaduate in Biochemistry and will be working on the neuronal circuitry project!

January 7, 2019


2018

We are excited to announce that our NIH R15 grant was officially funded, and we will be working to understand the unique flagellar beating mechanisms of trypanosome motility!

December 6, 2018


Congratulations to Nayere and all the other authors on our newest paper out in Scientific Reports!

September 5, 2018


We would like to welcome new members of our Trypanosome Flagellum Creative Inquiry team: Samantha Markley, Katherine Wentorth, Madison Ragland, and Parastoo Amlashi!

August 22, 2018


We would like to welcome new members of our Neuronal Circuitry Creative Inquiry team: Marshall Trout, Devante Kee-Young, Alexis Taylor, Jake Nikkila, and Dominic Marosok!

August 22, 2018


We would like to wish AJ McKamy all the best on his last day in the lab! It has been a great summer working with him.

July 31, 2018


We would like to wish Zach Hubbarth all the best on his last day in the lab! It has been a great summer working with him. We wish him the best as he starts his undergraduate career here at Clemson!

July 31, 2018


Welcome (back) to Jacob Jensen! Jacob is an incoming freshman, and he will be working in our lab! We are excited to have him back after he worked with us last summer, as a high school intern.

July 30, 2018


Congratulations to AJ! He won a best poster award at the 6th Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium hosted by the College of Science and the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Great work AJ!

July 27, 2018


We would like to wish Eli Hayes all the best on his last day in the lab! He is heading back to the Governor's School to finish high school. It has been a great summer working with him, and we hope he works with us again when he (hopefully) comes to Clemson!

July 12, 2018


We would like to wish Olivia Newkirk all the best on her last day in the lab! She is off to getting an early start her master's project. She will be pursuing a master's in bioengineering here at Clemson!

July 9, 2018


Welcome to Zach Hubbarth! He is an incoming freshman and participant in the EUREKA! Undergraduate Research Program through Calhoun Honors College. He will be with us for only a few weeks, but we expect great things!

July 3, 2018


We are excited to announce that we have been awarded a grant from NSF to host an REU site - Nature's machinery through the prism of physics, biology, chemistry and engineering - beginning in the summer of 2019! The site will be hosted out of the biophysics group within the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and it is in collaboration with labs from around the University!

June 18, 2018


We are pleased to announce that the Alper Lab, in collaboration with the Paul and Kozubowski Labs at Clemson, has been awarded a 2018 Clemson Research Fellows Award to support a Postdoctoral Fellowship for two years. This fellow will investigate unique biophysical mechanisms of pathogenic parasites. If you are interested in the position, click here for a detailed description and contact us!

June 8, 2018


Welcome to Eli Hayes! He is a high school student at the South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics, and he is participating in the Summer Program for Research Interns (SPRI) this summer. Eli will be working with our optical tweezers.

June 4, 2018


We would like to wish James Oristian all the best on his last day in the lab! He is off to do a postbac at NIH. It has been fantastic working with you these last two years.

June 4, 2018


We would like to give a huge Thank You to Rachel Andorfer on her last day in the lab! She was the first graduate student to graduate from the Alper Lab and she was our first lab manager. She has been absolutely instrumental in making the Alper Lab what it is today. Without her, none of this would be possible. So, we all would like to say thank you for everything. It has been fantastic working with you these last two and a half years.

May 31, 2018


Welcome to Andrew McKamy! He is a biological sciences undergraduate, and will be working on our trypanosome projects.

May 14, 2018


Congratulations to all the Alper lab seniors who graduated today and yesterday! James (going to a postbac at NIH), Madeline (going to a PhD program at Baylor College of Medicine), Grace (going to work for Eurofins out of the NYC area), Regan (going to an MD program at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville), Andrew (going to a PhD program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville), and Nick (going to an MD program at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC), you will all be missed!

May 11, 2018


Welcome to Dr. Ashok Pabbathi! He is a postdoc with a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Hyperabad and former postdoctoral experience in the Kaplan lab at Technion, Isreal. Ashok will be working on our dynein projects.

April 2, 2018


Welcome to Sarah Langell! She is a biological sciences undergraduate, and will be working on our trypanosome projects.

January 24, 2018


Welcome to Olivia Newkirk! She is a bioengineering undergraduate, and will be working on developing motor-driven microstructures.

January 17, 2018


Welcome to Nick Whitesides! He is a genetics undergraduate, and will be working on various cloning projects.

January 16, 2018


Welcome to Sam Kistler! He is a genetics undergraduate, and will be working on our trypanosome projects.

January 11, 2018


2017

Congratulations to Melaine for getting a prestigious Biogen co-op! We will be sad to see you go, but wish you all the best at in Research Triangle!

November 13, 2017


We are excited about the installation of our microscale thermophoresis system, the Monolith NT.115! Thank you to Clemson VPR, Clemson College of Science, EPIC, the Department of Physics and Astronomy, the Department of Biological Sciences, the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry, and all 17 partner labs that made this possible!

October 24, 2017


James was featured in an article about EPIC's 5th Annual Cell Biology of Eukaryotic Pathogens (CBEP) meeting!

October 24, 2017


Congratulations to Amber Porter, the Department of Physics and Astronomy, the College of Science, and Clemson University for an outstanding event to celebrate the total solar eclipse! Also, thank you to Brad and James for enduring the heat and hosting the biophysics outreach table - you represented the Alper Lab well.

August 23, 2017


Multiple members of the Alper Lab including Brad and Madeline were feartured in an aritcle highlighting the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium that was held on July 27, 2017.

August 16, 2017


Congratulations to Subash, Lin, and all the other authors on our newest paper out in Scientific Reports!

August 15, 2017


Congratulations to Rachel! She graduated with a masters in Bioengineering today.

August 11, 2017


Congratulations to Rachel! She successfully defended her master's project entitled "Engineering Biological Microstructures" today.

August 2, 2017


Welcome to our new website! Thank you to Madeline for all her hard work making it happen!

July 28, 2017


Congratulations to Madeline and Brad on winning poster awards at the Clemson University Summer REU Undergraduate Research Symposium!

July 27, 2017


Welcome to Melanie Horkan! She is a bioengineering undergraduate, and will be working on developing motor-driven microstructures.

July 6, 2017


Today is Jared's last day in the lab. He is moving to Austin to start his PhD at UT Austin. We are sad to see him go and wish him the best of luck!

June 30, 2017


Welcome to Rachel Conway! She is a biophysics undergraduate, and will be working on the optical tweezer.

May 17, 2017


Welcome to Madeline Hemmingsen! She is a genetics undergraduate, and will be working on various projects around the lab.

May 15, 2017


Congratulations to Matt Spencer! He graduated with a BS in Physics today! We are sad to see him leave the lab, but wish him the best in Africa this summer and at VA Tech in the fall!

May 12, 2017


Congratulations to Matt Spencer! He was awarded the Cawthorne Award by the Department of Physics and Astronomy for his outstanding scholarship and citizenship.

April 14, 2017


Congratulations to Jared Eller! He will be attending UT Austin next fall as a beginning PhD student!

March 7, 2017


Welcome to Grace McNamara! She is a bioengineering undergraduate, and will be working on various projects around the lab.

January 23, 2017


Welcome to Tyler Kennedy! He is a computer engineering undergraduate, and is workng on the development of the optical tweezers.

January 23, 2017


Welcome to Hailey Lovelace! She is a physics undergraduate, and and will be working on various projects around the lab.

January 11, 2017


We are excited to announce that we are officially a part of the Clemson University Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovation Center (EPIC) because Josh was appointed an EPIC Faculty Scholar!

January 10, 2017


2016

Welcome to Mikaila Gossman! She is a computer engineering undergraduate, and is working on the development of the optical tweezers.

December 15, 2016


Congratulations to Courtney Coombes and Melissa Gardner for the publication of their article entitled "Mechanism of microtubule lumen entry for the α-tubulin acetyltransferase enzyme αTAT1"

November 15, 2016


Congratulations to Lin Li for the publication of His article entitled "Cytoplasmic dynein binding, run length, and velocity are guided by long-range electrostatic interactions" in Scientific Reports!

August 17, 2016


Happy Birthday Alper Lab - we turned 1 year old today!

August 1, 2016


Congratulations to Matt Spencer for winning First Prize at the Clemson University Summer 2016 Undergraduate Poster Symposium!

July 29, 2016


Welcome to James Oristian! He is a Microbiology undergraduate and is working with us and the Morris Lab on protein expressions and purifications.

May 11, 2016


Welcome to Matt Spencer! He is a Biophysics undergraduate, and working with us on cloning and molecular biophysics projects.

May 9, 2016


Congratulations to Jared Eller! He graduated from Clemson today with a degree in Genetics

May 7, 2016


Congratulations to our friends in EPIC on the COBRE grant! We are still looking forward to a day when we might join EPIC as full members, not just FoEs.

May 6, 2016


Congratulations to Lin Li for the publication of his article entitiled "Multiscale method for modeling binding phenomena involving large objects: application to kinesin motor domains motion along microtubules" in Scientific Reports! We hope this is the first of many papers from a long and fruitful collaborations.

March 18, 2016


Welcome to Tanner Roberson! He is a Bioengineering undergraduate, working with us on software development projects

February 15, 2016


Welcome to Jared Eller! He is a Genetics undergraduate, working with us on cloning projects

February 11, 2016


Welcome to Brandon Renda! He is a Genetics undergraduate, working with us on cloning projects

February 9, 2016


Welcome to Regan Van Metre! She is a Bioengineering undergraduate, working with us on biological and protein expression projects

February 5, 2016


We would like to wish our friends in EPIC a happy birthday - they turn 3 today. We look forward to a day when we might join EPIC as full members, not just FoEs!

February 2, 2016


Welcome to Siyuan (Daniel) Shao! He is a Physics undergraduate, and working with Subash on the optical tweezers.

January 22, 2016


2015

Welcome to Rachel Andorfer! She is a Bioengineering graduate student, and the lab technician for the Alper Lab

November 9, 2015


Welcome to Subash Godar! He is a Physics graduate student, and the first full-time member of the Alper Lab.

September 25, 2015


The Chlamys are here! Thank you to Ron Orbach for sending them safely from Yale.

September 24, 2015


Welcome to Donovan McKinley! He is a Physics undergraduate student, and the first member of the Alper Lab!

August 28, 2015


Follow the Alper Lab on twitter @alperlab

August 11, 2015


The Alper Lab website is up, and it seems like you found it.

August 11, 2015


Alper Lab Opens!

August 1, 2015