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Recent Lab News


August 20, 2021: The Mesecar Lab is taking graduate students. Enjoy pictures of our recruiting efforts! Are you ready to join the Mesecar Lab?

Prof. Mesecar with students

July 28, 2021: When the boss man purchases wish-list items…. So excited to get this unpacked!

Box of lab supplies

July 26, 2021: And we are ready to ship again! What do we have looped this time?! Fingers crossed for a great day of data collection tomorrow.

Box of supplies in the trunk of a car.

June 26, 2021: Sometimes new meeting new Mesecar Lab puppies makes data collection even better! Welcome to the clan, Frankie!

Brown puppy next to a computer monitor.

June 17, 2021: Celebrated Monica Mesecar before she heads off to her post-bac program at the University of Michigan. Nowhere better to celebrate than Harry’s Chocolate Shop.

Celebrating at Harry's Chocolate Shop.

June 4, 2021: Congratulations to Andy for receiving the Provost’s Award for Outstanding Graduate Mentor. Only one faculty awarded each year and nominated by present and past students.


December 1, 2020: The traditional Mesecar Lab decorations are overflowing the second floor of Hockmeyer! We are thankful for our janitors who have embraced the Christmas spirit in helping plug in our blow-ups each morning before we get to work!

Students jumping in the hallway. Inflatable Christmas penguin.

Christmas stockings hung on the windows.

Lab with Christmas decorations.

Oct. 16, 2021: Celebrating the season by bringing out our inner artistic skills with carving pumpkins. Some of us weren’t as brave with scooping out pumpkin guts…

Graduate students with Halloween pumpkins.

Sept. 25, 2021: Thank you Dr. Ghosh for the Ghosh Lab T-shirts. Excited to represent the “G-Force” at Purdue!

Two students with G-Force shirts facing away from the camera.

Students posing for the camera.

April 2, 2020: We were prepared and ready to research SARS-CoV-2 proteases while the rest of the university shut down!

Four students posing with lab coats and masks.

March 25, 2020: Official mask mandate is enforced at Purdue University and in the Mesecar Lab. The students are so excited!

Two students social distancing with masks on.

March 4, 2020: Our student, Emma, is one of the safest people in lab when measuring SDS!

Emma in a lab coat and mask.

February 26, 2020: Andy presenting the lab’s work in the Drug Discovery building—filmed for online viewers!

People at Prof. Mesecar's lab presentation.

Prof. Mesecar presenting the lab research.

January 30, 2020: Andy is famous!! When you’re researching a field that ends up resulting in a worldwide pandemic, people want to listen to what you have to say!

Prof. Mesecar discussing his work on camera.

January 28, 2020: Mackenzie’s trip to the Advanced Photon Source with her crystals buckled-in! Great day of data collection with some amazing scientist at the SBC beamline.

Mackenzie in car with lab crystals. The Advanced Photo Source building.

Mackenzie with SBC beamline scientists.

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