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Vol. XXXIII No. 5May/June 2021

Questioning the Merits of President Reif

Dan Stroock
I am wondering whether others share my feeling that it is time to replace MIT President Leo Rafael Reif. From a purely financial perspective, Reif has done a splendid job....

Vol. XXXIII No. 5May/June 2021

Education for Non-Robots

Luis Perez-Breva
I jokingly call what you see in the photo the “derobotizer” setup (more on that below). I made it for my wife after the pandemic forced her to shift to...

Vol. XXXIV No. 1September/October 2021

Radius: Bringing Ethics to the Center of Science and Technology

“We are at the point of being overwhelmed by the very bulk of our accumulated information, bewildered by the diversity of our manufactures. And we are failing today to assess...

2021 Meetings and Agendas

Sunday evening April 11, 7:00 – 9:00 pm National Nuclear Disarmament Coordinating Committee – Agenda: 7:00 pm: – Welcome to this effort to increase communication, cooperation and collaboration among nuclear...

Amino Acid Side Chains Directing Tailspike Folding, Assembly and Maturation

Scott Betts scottbetts1@gmail.com I first met Jon King in 1995 after I invited him to travel to The University of Michigan to talk about his P22 tailspike research. At the...

Protein Folding and Aggregation, Mentoring, and a Molecular Food Recipe

Anna Mitraki Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Technology University of Crete and affiliated Research Scientist at IESL, FORTH Greece mitraki@materials.uoc.gr Alexander the Great in a historical statement,...

From Mississippi to MIT and Beyond

Jerry L. Bryant jerryleeb@me.com The story of my time in the King Lab is a little unique in that I was the first African American to join the lab and...

A Long and Winding (Collaborative) Bacteriophage Road

Sherwood Casjens Professor Emeritus School of Biological Science University of Utah sherwood.casjens@path.utah.edu As my time as a graduate student at Stanford University working on bacteriophage lambda waned, I thought I...

Revealing the Molecular Organization of the P22 Procapsid and Mature Capsid

William C. Earnshaw, Ph.D., FRS, FRSE, FMedSci Professor and Wellcome Principal Research Fellow Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology University of Edinburgh, ICB Michael Swann Building, King’s Buildings Max Bom Crescent,...

Bacteriophage P22 Scaffolding Protein (the Ghost in the Shell)

Barrie (Greene) Bell Graduate Student, 1990-1995 barriebell@comcast.net I first met Professor Jonathan King when I took his class on “The Protein Folding Problem” during my first year of graduate school...
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