Yue Shi won the American Chemical Society CCG Research Excellence award. "For this meeting there were an unusually large number of applications and the award was very competitive." She will receive the award in Philadelphia in August 2012.
Dr. Michael Schnieders, who joined the lab in 2011, has accepted an Assistant Professor position at the University of Iowa, in the BME and Biochemistry departments. Dr. Schnieders will begin his independent academic career in mid August!
Dr. Michael Schnieders has been selected to receive a Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) 2012 Collaborative Research Travel Grant (CRTG). This grant will support Dr. Schnieders' research on pharmaceutical molecular engineering, a joint project between Ren lab and Prof Wei Yang's lab at Florida State Unviersity.