News

5/17/21
We are thrilled to have three new members of our lab. Hannah, Julia, and Julian start in the lab this week!

3/31/21
Welcome back Ariel!

3/2/21
Grace was selected for the 2021 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award!

12/15/20
Gene received mentorship award from the MIT Office of Graduate Education.

10/20/20
The Li lab’s Covid response is highlighted by Ellie Immerman and the MIT Office of Graduate Education.

9/2/20
Lydia presented her latest work at the CSHL Translational Control meeting!

9/1/20
Welcome Bob, who moved here during the pandemic and is starting as a postdoc!

8/26/20
Grace and Jean’s paper appears online in Nature!

8/26/20
Congratulations to Mirae on receiving the MathWorks Science Fellowship!

7/28/20
Jenny joined us as a first-year biograd! Kudos to Jenny and everyone who made the virtual rotations a rewarding experience.

7/28/20
Darren’s newest paper appears online in Cell Systems!

7/28/20
Mandy passed her prelim!

7/20/20
Mirae passed her prelim!

7/16/20
Grace described her work in front of 1000+ screens at the annual Boston Bacterial Meeting!

7/8/20
Mirae and Manraj were awarded Biology Department Awards for Excellence in Teaching for their excellent work in 7.09 and 7.012, respectively! This is a great achievement and well-deserved recognition.

7/7/20
Manraj passed his prelim!!

7/1/20
Gene is promoted to the rank of associate professor.

6/30/20
Gene was honored as “Committed to Caring” for 2020-2021. Thank you for your very kind nomination!!

6/26/20
We said farewell to Dylan, who will soon return to MIT as a first year grad student!

6/19/20
Darren became the first MIT Biology Ph.D. from the lab! Congratulations Dr. Parker!!

6/15/20
We are back to the lab at 25% capacity. Thanks everyone who helped make this possible! Stay safe and keep distancing.

6/10/20
Thanks everyone who helped organize and participated in the MIT Biology #ShutDownSTEM.MITbio program. We all learned a ton from these discussions.

6/2/20
Grace presented at our first virtual Building 68 retreat! We miss Seacrest.

4/9/20
Jean became the first student to defend their Ph.D. thesis from the lab! Congratulations Dr. Lalanne!!

4/3/20
We are proud to send four students to graduate schools this year! Dylan will join MIT Biology. Archana will be at Yale Computational Biology. Emily decided to join Duke Biochemistry, Jerry will be in the Harvard MCO program!

2/24/20
Big congratulation to Matthew on receiving the Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral National Research Service Award!

1/17/20
Archana is now Master Ram! Congratulations on the great work!

10/25/19
The Li lab won the best costume contest in the annual MIT Biology Halloween Party!

10/7/19
Lydia gave an excellent talk at the annual MIT Biophysics Retreat!

8/19/19
Mirae joined our lab as a first year graduate student in MIT CSB!

7/8/19
Darren and Pinar’s paper is now online!

6/3/19
Welcome Emily to join us for the summer as an MSRP student!

5/31/19
Mandy joined the Li and Laub labs as a first year graduate student in MIT microbiology!

5/24/19
Manraj joined the lab as a first year graduate student in MIT Biology!

4/29/19
Grace was honored at the 2019 Graduate Women of Excellence for her outstanding research and work in shaping public policy!

4/23/19
Darren gave an inspirational short talk about his thesis work at the annual MIT Biology Science Slam! His title was: “Baking a cellular pie: how much tRNA synthetase is required for the perfect recipe?”

3/8/19
Gene received the NSF CAREER Award.

12/14/18
James’ work is featured on MIT News.

12/12/18
James’ paper at Cell Systems is now online!

10/27/18
Grace won our lab’s first Best Costume Award at the Biology Halloween Party!

10/7/18
At the 7th annual MIT Biophysics retreat, Jean gave an energetic talk after running and swimming along the beach. (a new triathlon?)

9/19/18
Aaron is heading to the Bay Area to join Intrexon. Aaron is the first postdoc to ‘graduate’ from the lab!

9/17/18
Dylan joined our lab from Berkeley!

9/4/18
Archana joined us as our MEng student!

8/12/18
We bid farewell to Pinar, who will move south and start graduate school at Brown.

7/23/18
Welcome Matthew who drove from Chicago to start in the lab!

7/21/18
Welcome to the world, Felix August Herzel!

6/14/18
After a bus breakdown, James gave a great talk at the Building 68 retreat at the Cape!

6/6/18
Another productive lab retreat at the White Mountains!

5/24/18
Aaron’s paper is now online!   https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1803283115

5/7/18
Welcome Valentina who just graduated from Northeastern!

Darren’s PhD thesis defense
Jean’s PhD thesis defense
Li lab 2019 Halloween theme:
whereis.mit
Grace honored at Graduate Women of Excellence
Darren presenting at Science Slam

4/25/18
Read a short description of our work at Cells Systems.

4/19/18
Amazing teamwork by Yan, David, and Silvi in Molecular Cell, with a great preview by Dr. Susan Gottesman.

3/29/18
Jean’s work was featured on MIT News.

3/29/18
Jean’s paper was published online!

12/21/17
Lydia was recognized by the 2018 Infinite Kilometer Award at MIT!

10/26/17
James passed his prelim!

10/18/17
Grace passed her prelim!

9/25/18
We welcome Sami for starting his UROP!

9/11/17
Grace gave a terrific talk at the MIT Biophysics retreat!

9/1/17
Gene received the R35 MIRA award from National Institute of General Medical Sciences!

7/17/17
Lab retreat in the White Mountain. Didn’t lose anyone in the river.

6/27/17
Jean presented at EMBO Symposia New Approaches and Concept in Microbiology.

6/23/17
Cassandra joins the lab as a joint student with the Gilbert lab!

6/19/17
Allison joins us as a summer student from National Tsinghua University!

6/15/17
Gene is named the 2017 Pew Biomedical Scholar!

6/16/17
Jean gave an excellent talk at the 2017 Boston Bacterial Meeting!

6/1/17
Bruna joins us as an MSRP student from UMass Boston!

5/30/17
Pinar joins the lab from Olin College!

12/10/16
Gene received the Smith Family Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research!

11/6/16
Lydia has been selected as the 2017 Helen Hay Whitney Fellow!

7/1/16
Lydia joins the lab!

6/22/16
Jean has received the 2016 HHMI International Student Research Fellowship!

6/10/16
Jean received the Poster Prize at the Building 68 retreat!
Darren just gave an outstanding oral presentation!

5/23/16
Grace and James join the lab!

5/13/16
Jean passes all of his general exams!

4/14/16
Gene is named Searle Scholar for 2016!

2/25/16
Aaron has defended his thesis in the Losick Lab!

2/23/16
Gene has received the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship!