Michael A. Boemo
1st January 2013
Very warm wishes for safe, happy, and fulfilling New Year!
22nd October 2012
In the spirit of beginning my graduate studies at the University of Oxford, I have given this page yet another facelift and moved it to Oxford hosting. I thank Bluehost for being a fantastic hosting service for the lifespan of this site, and I hope it will continue to be a great resource at its new URL.
5th October 2012
I am very excited to announce a new publication in PLoS ONE, where we have investigated a possible genetic basis for the Maasai tribe's remarkable resistance to hypercholesterolemia and arteriosclerosis. This project was spearheaded by two amazingly talented graduate students in Dr. Gyan Bhanot's group, Kshitij Wagh and Aatish Bhatia. Working with them was truly an honor and a pleasure. This paper has a great deal of sentimental value, as it was the first research project I worked on as a first year undergraduate.
30th September 2012
I have just returned from an excellent conference hosted by the Issac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge. The talks were excellent, and featured researchers from every discipline in order to form a truly interdisciplinary and collaborative learning environment. A big thank you to the conference organizers for giving me this extraordinary opportunity.
10th June 2012
The NSF will be sponsoring my research on DNA topology as part of the Rutgers DIMACS REU. One of the conditions of the fellowship is that participants must maintain a website to catalog their progress. Throughout the summer, I will post short vignettes on in knot theory, geometry, and topology along with some biological applications.
1st May 2012
I am deeply honored to be the subject of an article published by Rutgers Media Relations, which is part of a larger series highlighting all of the ways in which Rutgers supports undergraduate research. The Aresty Research Center has also written a short piece on my research as well.
10th April 2012
I am very excited to announce that my structural proteomics research this summer will be supported by a fellowship from the Fox Chase Cancer Center. Working with and learning from the faculty at the FCCC Institute for Cancer Research will be great fun, and a wonderful way to spend a few months.
24th February 2012
As you can see, I have dusted off my very limited and rusty HTML skills to give this page a major facelift! Please report any broken links, errors, etc.
14th February 2012
This spring, I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to study under Dr. Shabnam Beheshti of the Rutgers University Department of Mathematics. Together, we will create course notes for the biological applications of Hamiltonian systems and Lagrangian mechanics. These notes will likely be posted over the summer, and I encourage you to use them and offer us feedback.
10th February 2012
I am immensely honored to be the recipient of the Alan Marc Schreiber Memorial Scholarship and Research Award. Thank you to the Schreiber family, the generosity of whom will go a long way toward supporting my future research.
17th January 2012
I am very excited for the summer, where I will have the opportunity to work with Dr. Roland Dunbrack of the Fox Chase Cancer Center. We will investigate computational protein topology, and I look forward to learning more about this fascinating field.
18th December 2011
My fate for next year has been determined! In the autumn of 2012, I will begin my study and research toward a Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of Oxford as a member of Christ Church College. The tentative "plan" is to investigate ways DNA bends, curves, and knots in space and the effect this has on homologous recombination and various diseases.
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