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Publication: "An analysis and evaluation of the WeFold collaborative for protein structure prediction and its pipelines in CASP11 and CASP12"

(07/02/2018)

This paper analyzes the results of the 2014 and 2016 protein prediction pipelines showing improvements according to the CASP assessment as well as areas that require further adjustments and research.

 

Gaurav gives talk at Roswell Park Cancer Center

Gaurav gives talk at Roswell Park Cancer Center

(06/21/2018)

The title of the talk was "Machine learning based Computational Modeling to Guide Chemical Synthetic selections for Cancer Specific Lethality and immunotherapy."

 

Undergraduate Summer Scholarships/Fellowships

Undergraduate Summer Scholarships/Fellowships

(05/31/2018)

Undergraduates Travis Lantz, Elizabeth Thayer, Dawn Tilley, and Gabby Williams all received funding to conduct independent research this summer.

 

Gaurav Presents at the Midwest Tumor Microenvironment Meeting

Gaurav Presents at the Midwest Tumor Microenvironment Meeting

(05/23/2018)

Gaurav presents at the Midwest Tumor Microenvironment Meeting at Iowa University.

 

Anand and Akanksha Join the Lab for the Summer

Anand and Akanksha Join the Lab for the Summer

(05/14/2018)

Anand and Akanksha start working in the lab for the summer.

 

Gaurav Hosts Professor Arup Chakraborty for the Distinguished Lecturer Series

Gaurav Hosts Professor Arup Chakraborty for the Distinguished Lecturer Series

(04/27/2018)

Gaurav hosted Professor Arup Chakraborty for the Distinguished Lecturer Series. He presented Prof. Chakraborty with the Glass Globe.

 

Two Posters Presented at 2018 AACR Conference in Chicago

Two Posters Presented at 2018 AACR Conference in Chicago

(04/14/2018)

Travis Lantz and Dr.Joydeb Majumder present two posters at the Immunomodulatory Agents/ interventions and Cancer Chemistry poster sessions.

 

Dawn and Gabby Present at the Purdue Undergraduate Research Symposium

Dawn and Gabby Present at the Purdue Undergraduate Research Symposium

(04/10/2018)

Dawn Tilley and Gabby Williams present at the Purdue Undergraduate Research Symposium. Gabby won first prize at the event.

 

Gaurav and Wei Present 2018 ACS Conference in New Orleans

Gaurav and Wei Present 2018 ACS Conference in New Orleans

(03/21/2018)

Gaurav and Wei presented "Virtual reality environment to visualize and manipulate chemical interactions" with a demo of the game. Gaurav also gave a talk "Live cell surface conjugation methods for imaging and sensing."

 

The Alpha Version of MINT is Released

The Alpha Version of MINT is Released

(03/16/2018)

The alpha release version of our protein visualization VR app MINT is now available on Google Play Store!

 

Lab welcomes Undergraduates JM and Christopher to the lab

Lab welcomes Undergraduates JM and Christopher to the lab

(01/22/2018)

Two new Computer Science undergraduates (Jean-Michael Diei and Christopher Sculley) joined the lab.

 

Graduate student Armen, Prageeth and Ahad join the lab

Graduate student Armen, Prageeth and Ahad join the lab

(01/08/2018)

Three Chemistry P.h.D students (Armen Beck, Prageeth Wijewardhane, and Ahad Hossain) joined our lab.

 

Lab Welcome Post Doctoral Fellow Krupal Jethava

Lab Welcome Post Doctoral Fellow Krupal Jethava

(12/18/2017)

Synthetic Chemist Dr.Krupal Jethava joins our lab as a new Post Doctoral Fellow.

 

Gaurav presents at the International Society for Computational Biology conference

Gaurav presents at the International Society for Computational Biology conference

(07/23/2017)

Gaurav presented a talk on "Interactome based drug design based on disease-disease relationships" at #ISMB2017

 

Gaurav presents at "Frontier in Cancer Immunotherapy"

Gaurav presents at "Frontier in Cancer Immunotherapy"

(02/27/2017)

Gaurav presents labs work on dual action cancer immunotherapy at "Frontiers in Cancer Immunotherapy"

 

Biophysical Society presentation

Biophysical Society presentation

(02/15/2017)

Gaurav presents our automated multitarget lead optimization work at the Biophysical Society 61st Annual Meeting.

 

Jacob and Elizabeth  joined the lab

Jacob and Elizabeth joined the lab

(01/09/2017)

Chopra Lab welcomes our new Chemistry undergraduates.

 

Sebastian Paez rotates into our Lab

Sebastian Paez rotates into our Lab

(01/06/2017)

Sebastian Paez rotates into our Lab as a part of the PULSe graduate program.

 

Awarded a two-year instructional innovation grant

Awarded a two-year instructional innovation grant

(12/23/2016)

Our lab was awarded a two-year Instructional Innovation grant for the development of a virtual reality platform for visualizing chemical interactions. This project is in collaboration with the Purdue Envision Center and Roy Tasker's group.

 

Awarded Grant from Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery

Awarded Grant from Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery

(11/19/2016)

Our lab was awarded a seed grant by Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery to collaborate with Dr. Darci Trader. Thank you!

 

Gaurav Gives Talk at the Walther Cancer Foundation

Gaurav Gives Talk at the Walther Cancer Foundation

(11/08/2016)

 

 Phase I Concept award grant

Phase I Concept award grant

(11/07/2016)

Our lab was awarded a Phase I Concept award grant from Purdue Center for Cancer Research.

 

Gaurav Presents a Poster at the 2016 AACR Meeting

Gaurav Presents a Poster at the 2016 AACR Meeting

(10/28/2016)

 

Lab's game showcased on Purdue's  ITaP Newsroom

Lab's game showcased on Purdue's ITaP Newsroom

(10/20/2016)

Our lab alongside the Purdue Envision Center has been developing a virtual reality (VR) game to aid in drug discovery.

 

Cory Conder Joins Lab

Cory Conder Joins Lab

(10/17/2016)

Cory Conder is a Chemistry Graduate student here at Purdue. He will be working on computational design and synthesis of immunomodulatory agents among other projects.

 

Lab Welcomes  Undergrads

Lab Welcomes Undergrads

(09/02/2016)

Chopra Lab welcomes eager, young undergraduates (Anav, Ben, Brandon, Gabby)

 

1st Annual Lab BBQ

1st Annual Lab BBQ

(08/15/2016)

Chopra hosted the family and friends at his first annual lab cookout to celebrate our first year as a lab.

 

Invited talk at Eli Lilly

Invited talk at Eli Lilly

(07/03/2016)

Gaurav gives an invited talk at Eli Lilly & Company as a part of the Grand Rounds Seminar.

 

Priya Prakash awarded travel grant and  research fellowship

Priya Prakash awarded travel grant and research fellowship

(05/31/2016)

Third Year graduate student Priya Prakash wins both the Purdue Graduate Student Government (PGSG) Travel Grant Award and The Purdue Research Foundation (PRF) Research Grant Award.

 

Chopra lab welcomes Teresa Kennelly for the summer

Chopra lab welcomes Teresa Kennelly for the summer

(05/30/2016)

Teresa Kennelly (undergraduate, Chemistry) joined and worked alongside Priya Prakash for the summer.

 

Gaurav gives talk at University of Texas-Austin

Gaurav gives talk at University of Texas-Austin

(05/27/2016)

Gaurav gave a talk at the Institute for Computer Engineering and Science at University of Texas-Austin. The seminar was titled "Interactome based drug discovery and disease-disease relationships"

 

Priya Prakash officially joins the lab

Priya Prakash officially joins the lab

(05/23/2016)

Priya Prakash finishes her last rotation as apart of the PULSe program and joins our lab!

 

Publication: "CD28 Costimulation: From Mechanism to Therapy"

Publication: "CD28 Costimulation: From Mechanism to Therapy"

(05/17/2016)

This paper summarizes the current understanding of complex costimulatory pathways, including the individual roles of the CD28, B7-1/CD80, and B7-2/CD86 molecules.

 

Lab Welcomes: Wallie

Lab Welcomes: Wallie

(05/10/2016)

Wallie is an open-source liquid handling robot developed by Opentrons to run protocols in a medium throughput manner. Wallie is run on a Raspberry Pi and can run protocols while being controlled by a remote user.

 

1st Postdoctoral Fellow Joins lab: Joydeb Majumder

1st Postdoctoral Fellow Joins lab: Joydeb Majumder

(04/25/2016)

Joydeb Majumder joins the lab as our first postdoctoral fellow.

 

Undergraduate Falkner Summer Research award

Undergraduate Falkner Summer Research award

(04/07/2016)

Undergraduate Falkner Summer Research award

 

Publication:"Exploring polypharmacology in drug discovery and repurposing using the CANDO platform"

Publication:"Exploring polypharmacology in drug discovery and repurposing using the CANDO platform"

(03/21/2016)

This paper shows how the CANDO platform can be used to analyze and determine the contribution of multitargeting based approach (polypharmacology) to drug repurposing.

 

Lab receives grant from LabArchives

Lab receives grant from LabArchives

(03/21/2016)

Instead of using traditional methods of notebook keeping, our lab was granted to opportunity to test LabArchive's digital online notebook keeping service

 

Chopra lab welcomes rotation student Priya Prakash

Chopra lab welcomes rotation student Priya Prakash

(03/07/2016)

Priya Prakash (PULSe graduate Student) starts her final rotation in our lab.

 

Chopra presents at presents research ideas in local seminars

Chopra presents at presents research ideas in local seminars

(02/03/2016)

Gaurav Chopra presented at the "Big Data" seminar on Feb. 2nd followed by a Physical Chemistry seminar on the 3rd.

 

Ethan Hillman Rotates into Lab

Ethan Hillman Rotates into Lab

(01/25/2016)

Ethan Hillman (PULSe graduate student) will be a member of our lab until March 2016.

 

Chopra Lab welcomes Jonathan Fine, Jessup Dowell, and Travis Lantz

Chopra Lab welcomes Jonathan Fine, Jessup Dowell, and Travis Lantz

(01/11/2016)

Jonathan Fine is a graduate student from the Chemistry Department while Jessup and Travis are both Undergraduates in Chemistry.

 

Chopra Moves in

Chopra Moves in

(01/01/2016)

Gaurav Chopra moves into the newly built Drug Discovery facility and joins the Purdue Chemistry Department