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Zechiedrich Laboratory

Houston, Texas

Supercoils in architecture echo the structure of DNA.
Zechiedrich Lab
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Lynn Zechiedrich, Ph.D.

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Office: 713-798-5126
Fax: 713-798-7375

Current Faculty Positions
Professor and Kyle and Josephine Morrow Chair in Molecular Virology and Microbiology,
Verna and Marrs McLean Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Pharmacology

Current Faculty Memberships
Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Cell and Molecular Biology
Inter-institutional Graduate Program in Structural and Computational Biology & Molecular Biophysics, Co-Director
Graduate Program in Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine funded by Howard Hughes Medical Institute
W. M. Keck Center for Computational and Structural Biology
Gulf Coast Consortia
Houston Area Molecular Biophysics Program Funded by NIH Biophysics Training Grant T32 GM08280
Pharmacoinformatics Training Program Funded by NIH R90 DK071505 and NIH T90 DK070109
Nanobiology Training Program Funded by NIH T90 DK70121-01 and NIH R90 DK71504-01
Dan Duncan Cancer Center A National Cancer Institute designated cancer center
Center for Cell And Gene Therapy
Infection and Immunity Training Program

Texas Medical Center Orchestra
Texas Medical Center Orchestra YouTube Channel
Bayou City Winds

Honors and Awards
08/1981–05/1982 Outstanding Freshman Academic Scholarship, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
08/1981–05/1985 Music Scholarship, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
01/1989; 03/1989 Vanderbilt University Graduate School Travel Awards
03/1989 First Place, Graduate Student Oral Presentation, The Eastern Student Research Forum, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL
10/1989 Outstanding (First Place) Graduate Student Presentation, Student Research Day, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
01/1990 Travel Award to attend Mathematical Approaches to DNA, Santa Fe, New Mexico
08/1991–01/1994 National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship
05/1994–12/1994 National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences Center Pilot Study Grant (University of California)
07/1994–06/1997 Leukemia Society of America (Now the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society) Special (Senior level) Postdoctoral Fellowship
10/1997 Fellowship from Juan March Institute, Madrid, Spain, to attend International workshop Programmed Gene Rearrangement: Site-Specific Recombination
03/1998–03/1999 Curtis Hankamer Research Award (BCM)
07/1998–06/2002 Burroughs Wellcome Fund New Investigator Award in the Toxicological Sciences
01/2004–12/2004 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Award
08/2007 Finalist, NIH Director's Pioneer Award
02/2009 Applied Biosystems SOLiDTM 3 System $10K Genome Award
07/2010–06/3013 Human Frontier Science Program Research Grant
11/2011-10/2013 John S. Dunn Foundation Collaborative Research Award
04/2013 Baylor Research Advocates for Student Scientists (BRASS) Mentor of the Year Award