November 2018: Graduate students Jacob Fredrickson and Carter Hoffman join the lab. Welcome Jake
October 2018: Shawna Pratt won 1st place in the Graduate Student Competition in the Microbes at Biomedical Interfaces session at the 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting in Pittsburg!
June 2018: Welcome INBRE summer undergraduates Petria Russell, Hannah Sylvester, and Graham Hughes!
May 2018: Dr. Chang receives the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for
her research on assembling and studying biofilms. Thank you National Science Foundation! Read the MSU news release here.
May 2018: The NIH funds a collaboration between the Chang Lab and the Franklin Lab to study P. aeruginosa dormancy factors.
October 2017: Olivia Haider joins the lab and receives Undergraduate Scholars Program research support. Welcome Olivia! Hannah Szafraniec, Jacob Carter-Gibb, and Daniel
Wigle receive INBRE academic-year research support. Congratulations to Olivia, Hannah, Jacob, and Daniel!
September 2017: NSF funds PI Brittany Fasy in a $1.2M project to to use storytelling to engage American Indian and other middle
school students in computer science. Dr. Chang is the outreach coordinator in the
team that will use Alice, an object-oriented programming language to teach programming to students. Read the
MSU news release here.
NSF funds the Chang Lab in a $6M collaborative project titled Building Genome-to-Phenome
Infrastructure for Regulating Methane in Deep and Extreme Environments. The Chang
Lab will study methane-consuming microbes that will be sampled from Yellowstone National
Park in collaboration with PI Gerlach
, and Wilking
labs at Montana State University, as well as the South Dakota School of Mines and
Technology and the University of Oklahoma. Read the MSU news release here
Many new members to the lab. Welcome summer undergraduates Jared Thompson, Hannah
Szafraniec, Daniel Wigle, graduate student Humberto Sanchez, and postdoc Zack Jay.
Humberto is also a recipient of MSU's Benjamin Fellowship
May 2017: The Chang Lab expands to the Chemistry and Biochemistry Building.
Our PNAS paper in collaboration with the Franklin
lab at MSU on the resuscitation of P. aeruginosa
from dormancy is accepted! Read about the work here.
DARPA funds the Chang lab and collaborators on a $5.2M grant to study influenza (DARPA Intercept program
). This multidisciplinary project includes researchers from the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign (Christopher Brooke
), Emory University (Katia Koelle
), Rutgers University (Laura Fabris
) and North Carolina State University (Ruian Ke
). The project will create and test therapeutic interfering particles (TIPs), which
piggyback on functional viruses to help prevent viral transmission. Read the MSU news
, and more news releases here