New paper published: Our paper describing glucose-mediated resisitance to contact killing was accepted for publication in Nature’s Scientific Reports! This beautiful story by Cristian and Sophia W, with invaluable help from Gabi and Peter, was started by former lab member Holly Nichols now at UW-Madison. Excellent job!

SUMMER and FALL 2020

The Hammer lab works remotely during later spring and early summer during the COVID crisis. But with PPE, testing and social distancing in place at GT, bench work in the Hammer lab resumes again for the fall semester.

Graduate Research support: Cristian is awarded research support from Georgia Tech to complete his dissertation in Spring 2021!

President’s Undergraduate Research Award: Ashley is awarded a PURA to conduct her senior research project in Spring 2021!

CMDI seminar series: Sophia Wiesenfeld, Katie and Michael all give virtual talks on their research for the Fall CMDI seminar series.

NSF grant: Brian, Peter Yunker and Steve Diggle are awarded funding by the NSF to study the biomaterial propoerties of bacterial biofilms!

New graduate student: QBioS PhD student Katie MacGillivray joins the Hammer lab, co-mentored by Will Ratcliff!

Student-invited speaker: Brian gives a virtual seminar as the student-invited speaker for Microbiology at UT-Knoxville.

2021 Suddath Award: Cristian is the recipient of GT’s 2021 Suddath Award for his “significant research achievement in the field of biology, biochemistry or biomedical engineering.” Cristian will be presented with an award, have his name engraved on a plaque in IBB, and give a special research talk at the Suddath Symposium on January 28 2021! Way to go!

Paper published: Congratulations to Gabi from the Yunker lab. Her publication on bacterial “corpse boundaries”, which includes Michael, Cristian and Brian as co-authors, was accepted for publication in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface!