News


FALL 2018

Congrats to Dr. Eubanks for successfully defending her dissertation!

Congrats to Amber Eubanks and Dr. Rene Raphemot on the publication of their work in Cell Chemical Biology.

Congrats to Amber Eubanks and Marie Perkins on the publication of their paper in ChemMedChem.

Arjun Nanda, Meg Shieh and Michael Tran receive URS awards. Congrats!

The lab welcomes Cindy Liu from the local high school for a research experience.


SUMMER 2018

Congrats to Dr. Posfai for successfully defending her dissertation!

Jack Ganley presents his work at the Natural Products Gordon Conference. 

The lab welcomes Michael Tran (Chemistry fellowship recipient), Tamanna Srivastava (BSURF recipient), and Meg Shieh as summer undergraduate student researchers.


Spring 2018

Congrats to our graduating undergrads James Bradford, Franny Brancati, Ankita Das, Rechel Geiger and Xiaoyu Cai! All graduated with distinction in Chemistry or Biology.

Emily, Jack, Maria, Hannah and Grace present at the Southeastern Chemical Biology Symposium.

Dora Posfai’s PLOS Pathogens paper is featured on Duke Today and in the news.

Maria Toro is selected to receive a C.R. Hauser Memorial Fellowship. Congrats Maria!

Jack Ganley is selected for a Burroughs Wellcome Fellowship. Congrats Jack!

Congrats to Dora Posfai and team on the acceptance of our PLOS Pathogens paper!

Congrats to Jack Ganley and our collaborators for the acceptance of our ChemBioChem paper!

Grace Thiele and Hannah D’Ambrosio receive honorable mentions for their graduate NSF applications. Congrats Hannah and Grace!

Emily is selected to receive the ACS Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Award!

Rechel Geiger, James Bradford and Ankita Das are selected for URS awards. Congrats!

Jack Ganley receives a Keystone Symposium Scholarship to present his work at the Natural Products and Synthetic Biology Conference in California. Congrats Jack!

Dora Posfai’s paper is accepted to Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. Congrats!

Hannah D’Ambrosio and Grace Thiele join the lab from Chemistry. Welcome Grace and Hannah!

Emily is one of 44 scientists featured on the cover of the Future of Biochemistry special issue.


FALL 2017

Our discovery of takinib through collaboration with Profs. Haystead and Westover is published in Cell Chemical Biology. Congrats to everyone involved in this team effort!

Dora Posfai has been awarded a Bass Fellowship. Congrats Dora!

Maria Toro and Jack Ganley’s paper is accepted for a special issue of Biochemistry. Congrats Jack and Maria!

Emily is awarded the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award!

Dora Posfai’s salivary gland picture is featured at Duke!

Amber Eubanks is invited to give a talk at Appalachian State. Have fun!

Franny Brancati receives a URS award. Congrats Franny!

Johannes Wirth is visiting the lab from Germany for an internship. Welcome Johannes!


SUMMER 2017

The lab welcomes Hannah D’Ambrosio for a summer internship. Welcome Hannah!

The lab welcomes Farzana Ripa and Ritvik Bodducherla from the local high schools for a summer research experience. Welcome Farzana and Ritvik!

Maria Toro is selected to give a talk at the FASEB Molecular Pathogenesis Conference in Snowmass, Colorado. Congrats Maria!

Dora Posfai is selected to give a talk at the Malaria Gordon Research Seminar in Switzerland. Have fun Dora!

The lab welcomes Ankita Das, James Bradford and Arjun Nanda as summer undergraduate students!


SPRING 2017

Amber Eubanks receives a GAANN Fellowship. Congrats Amber!

Kayla Sylvester receives an NSF Award. Congrats Kayla!

Jack Ganley receives an honorable mention for his graduate NSF application. Congrats Jack!

Amber Eubanks receives a Duke travel award to talk at ACS in San Francisco. Good luck Amber!

Maria Toro and Jack Ganley present posters at the Southeastern Chemical Biology Conference at University of Georgia. Have fun!

Rechel Geiger and Ahmed Noor receive Duke’s URS award! Congrats!

Allison Keim receives a travel award from ASBMB to give a talk at the Experimental Biology annual meeting in Chicago. Congrats Allison!


FALL 2016

Maria Toro visits Wisconsin to present a poster at the Annual International Chemical Biology Conference. Have fun Maria!

Dora Posfai receives the Mitchell Meritorious Research Travel Award. Congrats Dora!

Dr. Rene Raphemot is awarded the poster prize at the 2016 NYAS Meeting. Congrats Rene!

Amber Eubanks receives a travel Fellowship to attend NYAS Drug Discovery and Chemical Biology Meeting. Congrats!

Emily is selected for the AAAS Marion Milligan Mason Award.

Marie Perkins is selected for a NOBCChE Advancing Science Conference Grant. Congrats Marie!

Dora Posfai is awarded best student talk at the MGM Department Retreat. Congrats Dora!

Congrats Grace, Rechel and Quin for receiving Duke’s URS award!!!


SUMMER 2016

The lab welcomes Nishma Vias from the local high school for a summer research experience. Welcome Nishma!

The lab welcomes Peter Luo (MGM SURE Fellow), Moreen Njoroge (Duke B-SURF Award), Johnathan Bowen (Duke SURPH Award) and Alkaya Massaly (Duke SROP Award) as undergraduate summer students!

Quin Cullen is awarded a Chemistry Department Summer Research Fellowship. Congrats Quin!

Amber Eubanks receives a GAANN Fellowship. Congrats Amber!

Kayla Sylvester joins the lab from MGM. Welcome Kayla!


SPRING 2016

Dora Posfai is named a Duke Scholar in Infectious Disease. Congrats Dora!

Jack Ganley and Maria Toro join the lab from Chemistry. Welcome Maria and Jack!

Amber Eubanks is selected for an ASBMB Graduate Travel Award! Congrats!

Marie Perkins receives a Masters of Arts in Teaching. Congrats Marie!

Amber Eubanks receives a travel fellowship from the Graduate School. Congrats Amber!

Congrats Charlotte for receiving Duke’s URS award!

Dora Posfai is selected for the Chairman’s Travel Award. Congrats Dora!

Dr. Rene Raphemot receives the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award. Congrats Rene!!


FALL 2015

Charlotte received the ACS Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry! Congrats Charlotte!

Congrats Charlotte, Eric, Lauren and Grace for receiving Duke’s URS award!!!!


SUMMER 2015

Allison Keim is accepted into the Pharmacological Sciences Training program. Congrats Allison!

Dora Posfai and Dr. Rene Raphemot receive FASEB travel awards. Congrats Rene and Dora!

Read about Dr. Rene Raphemot and Marie Perkins in the news.

The lab welcomes Vibha Puri and Jeffrey He from the local high school for a summer research experience. Welcome Vibha and Jeffrey!

The lab welcomes Jack Ganley for a summer internship. Welcome Jack!

Dora Posfai receives a travel fellowship from the Graduate School. Congrats Dora!

Dr. Rene Raphemot is selected to receive the Founder’s Medal from his graduate school at Vanderbilt University. Congrats Rene!

Emily is selected for a Ralph E. Powe Jr. Faculty Enhancement Award.

Dr. Rene Raphemot receives the Mitchell Meritorious Research Travel Award. Congrats!

Eric Lakey and Charlotte Farquhar are awarded Chemistry Department Summer Research Fellowships. Congrats Charlotte and Eric!

Grace Wang is awarded the Shamrock Summer Research Fellowship. Congrats Grace!


SPRING 2015

Marie Perkins receives an NSF Award. Congrats Marie!

Kuan-Yi Lu joins the lab from MGM. Welcome to the Lab!

Dora Posfai is selected for the Welcome Trust Next Generation Sequencing Workshop. Have fun Dora!

Marie Perkins successfully defends her MS thesis and receives a Masters en route to her PhD. Congrats!

Amber Eubanks receives an honorable mention for her graduate NSF application. Congrats Amber!

Eric Lakey and Grace Wang receive undergraduate research grants, congrats!

Dr. Rene Raphemot is selected to attend the University of Michigan’s NextProf Science 2015 Workshop. Congrats Rene!

The Derbyshire lab is awarded a Green Lab grant.

Allison Keim joins the lab from Chemistry. Welcome to the Lab!


FALL 2014

The Derbyshire lab becomes a gold certified green lab at Duke University! Thanks everyone and keep up the great work!

Grace Wang and Eric Lakey receive undergraduate research grants, congrats!!


SUMMER 2014

Emily attends the Cottrell Scholars Collaborative New Faculty Workshop.

Eric Lakey and Lauren Waskowicz attend BioMetals 2014.

Amber Eubanks is selected for the Wood’s Hole Proteomics Course.  Have fun in NY Amber!

Lauren Waskowicz wins mosquito beheading contest and is named Master Mosquito Decapitator.

Rene Rephemot joins the lab from Vanderbilt.  Welcome Rene!

Eric Lakey is awarded the Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship.  Congrats Eric!

Dora Posfai joins the lab from Molecular Genetics and Microbiology.  Welcome to the Lab!

Marie Perkins receives the Dean’s Graduate Fellowship.  Congrats Marie!

Amber Eubanks and Marie Perkins join the lab from the Chemistry Program.  Welcome!

Emily’s R00 funding is awarded.

Emily officially starts as an assistant professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Molecular Genetics and Microbiology.