01 Jul


Elizabeth is promoted to associate professor with tenure. This was possible thanks to the amazing past and present lab members, our fantastic collaborators, and the very supportive environment at UC San Diego Biological Sciences that allowed us to build a complex research infrastructure from scratch. Let’s go!

03 Feb


Our paper in collaboration with the Shapiro lab was posted to bioRxiv. This work deciphers the molecular grammar of the bacterial protein PopZ in forming phase-separated compartments,  and uses PopZ as a synthetic tool in human cells. Vinson used cryo-ET to show that altering protein domain composition changes structural order of the compartments and affects ribosome distribution in cells.