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Structure and Dynamics of Nucleic Acids

“Everything that living things do can be understood in terms of the jiggling and wiggling of atoms” —Richard Feynman.

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Lab News

10.2018 Bei Liu is the recipient of an Outstanding Poster Award at the October 2018 Duke Biochemistry Retreat.
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07.2018 Former group member Dr. Katja Petzold is the recipient of the 2018 Ampere prize.
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06.2018 Chia-chieh Chu is the recipient of the Government Scholarship to Study Abroad from Taiwan.
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04.2018 Hala Abou Assi is the recipient of the Carl A. Winkler Award in Chemistry at McGill University.
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03.2018 Congratulation to Dawn Merriman on a successful thesis defense.
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02.2018 Eric Szymanski is the recipient of the Katherine Goodman Stern Fellowship for the 2018-2019 year.
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Recent publications

07.2018 Strebitzer E. and Rangadurai A. et al. published a paper titled “The 5-oxyacetic acid modification destabilizes double helical stem structures and favors anionic Watson-Crick like cmo5U-G base pairs” in Chemistry.
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05.2018 Rangadurai A. et al. published a paper titled “Why are Hoogsteen base pairs energetically disfavored in A-RNA compared to B-DNA?” in Nucleic Acids Research.
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