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Tianyou presenting his poster to Dr. Lanying Zeng—a previous member of the lab, now an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M. Seth (left) was listening close by.

October 2017 - "The transcription fidelity factor GreA impedes DNA break repair", which Leonardo and Ido contributed to, is published in Nature.

October 2017 - Seth, Tianyou and Thu attended the TexasPhage Conference 2017 at Texas A&M University. Tianyou also gave a short talk and presented his research poster (pictured left).

August 2017 - Ido lectured at the "Physical Biology of the Cell" course in Woods Hole, MA.

July 2017 - Jing, Mengyu and Ido taught at the CPLC Summer School at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

July 2017 - Ido present at the 11th Annual q-bio Conference in New Brunswick, NJ.

June 2017 - Ido traveled to Beijing to talk at the meeting "Quantitative Biology: Computational and Single-Molecule Biophysics".

June 2017 - The Golding lab welcomes two summer undergraduates, Gennady Gorin and Jack Terrel.

May 2017 - Ido presented at the Duke Quantitative Biology 2017 Symposium in Durham, NC.

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April 2017 - Ido attended the 3rd "Scialog: Molecules Come to Life" meeting in Tucson, AZ.

April 2017 - Tianyou passed the Graduate School Qualifying Examination and advanced to Ph.D. candidacy. Congratulations!

April 2017 - Ido presented seminars at the Friedrich Miescher Institute and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), in Basel, Switzerland.

April 2017 - Seth, Jing and Mengyu showcased their research posters at the Center for Theoretical Biological Physics of Rice University (Houston, TX).

April 2017 - Jing presented a talk for the Bacterial Interest Group (BIG) of the Texas Medical Center.


November 2016 - Ido presented seminars at Boston University, University of Chicago, and Princeton.

September 2016 - Tianyou attended the "Physical Biology of the Cell" course in Woods Hole, MA.

September 2016 - Heng’s paper, “Stochastic Kinetics of Nascent RNA”, is published in Physical Review Letters.

July 2016 - Jing, Mengyu, Heng and Ido all taught at the Physics of Living Cells Summer School.

July 2016 - Ido's review, "Single-Cell Studies of Phage λ: Hidden Treasures Under Occam's Rug", is published in Annual Review of Virology.

June 2016 - Ido presented seminars at Tsinghua University, Peking University, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences

June 2016 - Louis McLane, Ph.D., presented his work at the annual IRACDA conference in Tucson, AZ.

May 2016 - Mengyu Wang won "Best Oral Presentation" at the 2016 Baylor Structural and Computational Biology and Molecular Biophysics retreat.

May 2016 - "Membrane Supply and Demand Regulates F-Actin in a Cell Surface Reservoir", which Ido Golding, Ph.D., and Mengyu Wang contributed to, is published in Developmental Cell.

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Heng's award winning egg-fly

March 2016 - Heng Xu, Ph.D. won the combined Sokac Lab and Golding Lab Easter egg decoration contest. Check out his award-winning replica of Drosophila melanogaster in action. Louis McLane and Jing Zhang tied for the plastic egg water rodeo (not pictured).

March 2016 - Leonardo Sepulveda, Ph.D.'s paper, "Measurement of gene regulation in individual cells reveals rapid switching between promoter states", is published in Science.

January 2016 - Sam's paper, "Single-cell analysis of transcription kinetics across the cell cycle", is published in eLife.  This work is also featured in an eLife Insight article written by Shani Ben-Moshe and Shalev Itzkovitz.


September 2015 - "The spliceosome is a therapeutic vulnerability in MYC-driven cancer", which Ido and Sam contributed to, is published in Nature

June 2015 - Louis is named a REACH IRACDA scholar at Baylor College of Medicine.

June 2015 - Heng’s paper, "Combining protein and mRNA quantification to decipher transcriptional regulation", is published in Nature Methods.

June 2015 - Ido, Jing, and Mengyu presented our work at the FASEB "Mechanism and Regulations of Prokaryotic Transcription" meeting in Saxtons River, VT.

June 2015 - Ido presented our work at the Gene Regulation By The Numbers meeting in Boston, MA. Read more about the meeting on Arjun Raj's blog.

May 2015 - Ido presented our work at a seminar at the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle, WA.

March 2015 - Sam, Leonardo, and Heng presented at the American Physical Society March Meeting in San Antonio, TX.

March 2015 - ‘Determination of in vivo target search kinetics of regulatory noncoding RNA’, which Ido contributed to, is published in Science.

March 2015 - Ido discussed our work at the workshop “Cracking the Cis-regulatory code”, part of the Drosophila Research Conference in Chicago, IL.

March 2015 - Ido presented our work at the “Scialog: Molecules Come to Life” meeting at Biosphere 2.

February 2015 - Heng presented at the Winter q-Bio Meeting in Maui, HI.

January 2015 - Sam, Leonardo, and Heng presented at the Gordon Research Conference on Stochastic Physics in Biology in Ventura, CA.


October 2014 - ‘A Nutrient-Tunable Bistable Switch Controls Motility in Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium’ which Patrick and Ido contributed to, is published in mBio.

August 2014 - ‘Removal of 8-oxo-GTP by MutT hydrolase is not a major contributor to transcriptional fidelity’ which Mengyu and Ido contributed to, is published in Nucleic Acids Research.

July 2014 - Sam, Leonardo, Heng and Ido all taught at the Physics of Living Cells Summer School.

June 2014 - Sam and Leonardo successfully defended their PhD theses.

May 2014 - Ido discusses stochastic gene expression in Scientific American and in Quanta Magazine.

May 2014 - Our Nikon STORM system arrived .

May 2014 - Heng received the Burroughs Welcome Fund's Career Award at the Scientific Interface.

April 2014 - Heng presented his work at the Emerging Leaders in Systems-Level Biology Symposium in Cincinnati, OH.

March 2014 – Ido gave the Biophysics seminar at Johns Hopkins University.

February 2014 - Patrick's paper, 'Escherichia coli swimming is robust against variations in flagellar number', is published in eLife.

February 2014 - Ido co-chaired the symposium “Biophysics of genetic switches” at the Biophysical Society 58th Annual Meeting.

February 2014 - Ido gave seminars at Tel-Aviv University and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

January 2014 - Ido spoke at Yale’s Systems Biology Institute.


December 2013 - Ido presented our work at the Zing conference, “Bacterial Cell Biology: Bacterial Cells in Space and Time”.

December 2013 - Ido gave a seminar at the Carnegie Mellon - University of Pittsburgh Ph.D. Program in Computational Biology.

December 2013 - 'The Plasma Membrane Flattens Out to Fuel Cell-Surface Growth during Drosophila Cellularization', which Heng and Ido contributed to, is published in Developmental Cell.

December 2013 - Ido's review, 'Genetic Determinants and Cellular Constraints in Noisy Gene Expression', is published in Science. [Listen to co-author, Alvaro Sanchez, discuss the review in the Science Podcast.]

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PLOS Genetics November 2013

November 2013 - The maternal-to-zygotic transition promotes robust morphogenesis via regulation of the actin cyotoskeleton, which Leonardo and Ido contributed to, makes the cover of PLoS Genetics.

October 2013 - Ido organized the Edward C. Cox Symposium at Princeton University, honoring his former postdoc advisor.

September 2013 Watch Ido’s talk at the Workshop on Stochasticity in Biochemical Reaction Networks, Banff International Research Station.

July 2013 - Heng, Leonardo, and Sam taught at the 5th annual CPLC Summer School.

June 2013 - Ido spoke at the FASEB meeting, “Mechanisms and Regulation of Prokaryotic Transcription”.

June 2013 - Ido presented at the workshop “Cell Decision-Making”, organized by NSF.

May 2013 - Sam and Leonardo's paper, 'Measuring mRNA copy number in individual Escherichia coli cells using single-molecule fluorescent in situ hybridization' is published in Nature Protocols. [See also this research highlight.]

May 2013 - Ido taught at the “Single-cell microscopy workshop” at the ASM annual meeting.

May 2013 - Ido spoke at the meeting “Decision Making in Nature” at Imperial College London.

April 2013 - Wedding in the lab!

March 2013 - Ido received the NSF CAREER award to study gene regulation in individual cells from bacteria to mammals.

March 2013 - Ido presented a Physics Colloquium at Emory University.

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