August 30, 2019

Every fall the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry welcomes the incoming crop of graduate students with a poster session to highlight the myriad of research going on in the labs throughout the building. All current graduate students are encouraged to participate....

August 30, 2019

Here in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas Tech, graduate students are required to take a Qualifying Exam at the end of their second year. Each student submits a written report of their research project, presents a 45 minute PowerPoint presentation o...

August 30, 2019

For 6 weeks, Anushka Jetly, a student from Friendswood High School in Houston, joined the lab as part of the Welch Summer Scholar program. She worked with Lili on the CstF-64 project. This protein is involved in RNA cleavage and polyadenylation and Lili had recent NMR...

May 1, 2019

Stephan, who has been an undergraduate researcher in the Latham Lab since September of 2017, was presented The American Chemistry Society's (ACS) Outstanding Graduating Senior Award at the Annual Awards Ceremony of TTU's Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry. This top awa...

April 14, 2019

The lab piled into a van and road tripped down to Cleveland, TX to The Retreat at Artesian Lakes where they attended The 2019 Texas Protein Folders and Function Meeting along with other protein researches across the state. Zach and Lili both presented short talks on th...

January 15, 2019

In December, Samiur and his wife, Rownock, welcomed a baby boy to their family. Today was little Saihaan's first visit to the TTU campus and the Chemistry Building. What a cutie!

January 8, 2019

Over the summer, Stephan continued a project that Navi had started in the lab systematically testing different growth media to see whether or not simply increasing the buffering capacity of the media could result in better protein yields. This idea came about rather se...

October 26, 2018

Well, look no further! Dr. Latham was invited to write a perspective for a special issue of Biochemistry, "The Future of Biochemistry." Dr. Latham and Zach worked together to create a comprehensive overview of the newest, cutting edge methyl-based NMR methods used to s...

September 27, 2018

In a collaboration with the MacDonald Lab from the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, Lili and Dr. Latham published a paper in Nucleic Acids Research entitled "The structural basis of CstF-77 modulation of cleavage and polyadenylation through stimulation of CstF-64 act...

August 22, 2018

2018 has turned out to be a very good year for funding for the lab! In April, our Welch Foundation grant was renewed for three more years (~$195,000 total) and then in May we were awarded a 3-year, ~$400,000 grant from the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas...

Please reload

Texas Tech University

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Lubbock, Texas