Latest news from the Beatty Research Group.

2017 Chemical Biology and Physiology Conference

The first 2017 Chemical Biology and Physiology Conference was held at OHSU from December 10 to 13.  Michael Cohen, Tom Scanlan, and Carsten Schultz organized the scientific program, which featured a series of great talks and a poster session.  Keynote talks were given by Craig Crews, Alanna Schepartz, Dirk Trauner, and Kevan Shokat.  Dr. Beatty presented a seminar titled "A new technology for tracking cellular proteins at high resolution" in "Session 5: Optical & Imaging Tools".  Other talks in Session 5 were given by Jin Zhang (UCSD), James Frank, and Jennifer Prescher (UC Irvine).  Julia Doh presented a poster.  The 2018 meeting will be held in Germany, with plans to have the 2019 meeting return to OHSU.

Prof. White: Willamette University

Congratulations to Dr. Jon White for his new position as a visiting professor at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.  Those are some lucky undergrads!

Cheese Celebration 2017

The Beatty lab gathered in October 2017 for a cheese tasting and celebration honoring Dr. Sam Levine and her success during her postdoc at OHSU.  The favorite cheese was an aged gouda, although the Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog was really delicious too!  Congratulations Sam on finishing up!

Zoo Outing 2017

The lab enjoyed a fun day at the Oregon Zoo on August 4, 2017.  The highlight of the day was watching the lions enjoy their "meat balls"- chunks of raw meat.  Julia and Kimberly were glad to be out of the spray zone when the male lion decided to share his feelings with the crowd. 

Women's Circle of Giving

Dr. James Korkola and Dr. Kimberly Beatty are honored to receive a research grant from the OHSU Women's Circle of Giving.  This generous support will enable Jim and Kimberly to use a new technology to investigate drug resistance mechanisms in HER2+ breast cancers. The technology will allow them to tag and track the locations and interactions of breast cancer receptors in cancer cells.  A press release for this award can be found here:

(From left to right) Circle of Giving Co-Chair Teri Oelrich, James Korkola, Ph.D., Kimberly Beatty, Ph.D., Circle of Giving Co-Chair Patti Warner, and Renee Edwards, M.D., M.B.A., OHSU Center for Women's Health co-director. (OHSU)

Seminar in Korea (GIST)

Dr. Beatty recently traveled to South Korea.  Dr. Inchan Kwon, Dean of Sciences at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), invited her to present her research on chemical tools for studying Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  Dr. Beatty enjoyed catching up with Dr. Kwon- they both completed their doctoral research with Dr. David Tirrell at Caltech.

Bioorganic GRC 2017

Dr. Beatty attended the Bioorganic GRC in New Hampshire.  She was invited to present a short talk on the new VIP tags project.  The program was excellent, in large part because of the amazing community of chemists in attendance.

VIP Tags Paper!

Hannah and Julia's paper has been accepted for publication in ChemBioChem!  This paper describes a heterodimeric coiled-coil pair (CoilY-CoilZ) for labeling proteins with bright fluorophores.  It is available online now:

Congratulations Dr. Tallman!!

Katie Tallman successfully defended her thesis in July.  She presented her research on the regulation of lipases and esterases in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which she studied using a variety of fluorogenic probes. Congratulations Katie!



Congratulations Julia!

Julia passed her Qualifying Exam yesterday (July 14).  Congratulations Julia!  The lab celebrated with Happy Hour at Bambuza.  (And then Julia went back to the lab to inoculate cultures- wow!)

Welcome Summer Interns!

The Beatty group is happy to welcome two summer interns: Claire Pillsbury (Murdoch Scholar from Pacific University) and Jocelyn Orellana (CURE program, soon to be OSU).  Claire and Jocelyn will be working alongside Dr. Jon White to understand metabolic heterogeneity and reprogramming in pancreatic cancer.