Congratulations, Dr. Morgan Vaughn!

On Wednesday, July 18th, Morgan Vaughn successfully defended her thesis, “Enzyme Dynamics Elucidated via Temperature Jump Fluorescence Spectroscopy”. Morgan’s thesis committee included her thesis advisor, Dr. Brian Dyer, and members Dr. Stefan Lutz and Dr. Vincent Conticello.

During her time at Emory, Morgan was awarded a Dean’s Teaching Fellowship and was selected as an ARCS Scholar. In addition, she served for a year and a half as the president of Emory’s graduate chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) and is the proud author of a JACS Communications paper that was featured in JACS Spotlights.

Looking forward, Morgan plans to pursue a career in facilitating science communication in the classroom, to the general public, and/or among scientists.

Congratulations, Dr. Vaughn!

David Lynn and Anil Mehta Featured by JACS Spotlight

Image from JACS Article
Reprinted (adapted) with permission from Sha Li et al. “Design of Asymmetric Peptide Bilayer Membranes.” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138 (10), pp 3579–3586. Copyright 2016 American Chemical Society.

David Lynn and Anil Mehta are authors of a recent JACS paper, “Design of Asymmetric Peptide Bilayer Membranes.” The article was highlighted by the editors as a JACS Spotlight under the title “Peptides Form Functional Bilayers, Too.”

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