The Thompson Lab


Protein Society 36th Symposium in San Fransisco

Behnoush Seifinoferest
21 July 2022

From July 6th to 10th the Thompson lab traveled to San Fransisco to attend the 36th Annual Symposium of the Protein Society. Our lab presented three posters. Alex, Behnoush, and Josh presented their work with posters, and Behnoush gave a short flash talk. The lab members had a lot of fun exploring the beautiful city of San Fransisco together, along with great opportunities to learn and communicate with experts in the field of protein science.

CBC Department Poster Session

Behnoush Seifinoferest
24 June 2022

On Friday, June 24, UC Merced’s deparment of Chemistry and Biochemistry (CBC) held a poster session for first-year graduate students to share their research. Behnoush and Luisa from our lab presented their respective posters on “Using Crystallographic Ensemble Refinement for Computational Design of Highly-Active De Novo Enzymes” and “Exploring the Molecular Mechanisms of Temeperature Sensitivity in Thermosensory Kinases”.

Destini's Graduation!

Behnoush Seifinoferest
16 May 2022

Our first lab member to graduate, Destini Nguyen, is graduating this Spring to start her journey as a young doctor in the Medical schoolof the American University of the Caribbean. On behalf of the Thompson lab, we would like to congratulate her and wish her a happy and successful life ahead.


Behnoush Seifinoferest
10 May 2022

Thompson lab members celebrated Destini’s graduation with a barbeque party, trying to make a memorable night for Destini before she leaves Merced. We wish her luck in the Medical School of the American University of the Caribbean.

Diversity Grant!

Behnoush Seifinoferest
06 May 2022

We are happy to announce that Behnoush Seifinoferest from our lab has recently received the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Travel Award from the Protein Society, for the 36th annual symposium of the Protein Society held in San Francisco, CA. Congratulations to her! Behnoush is also chosen to present a poster and give a flash talk about her project on “Using Crystallographic Ensemble Refinement for Computational Design of Highly Active De Novo Enzymes”. Thompson lab Ph.D. student Joshua Rodriguez and the lab’s senior researcher Alexander Wolf are also going to present posters at this event.

Welcome to the Thompson Lab website!

Mike Thompson
04 May 2020

The Thompson Lab will open it’s doors at UC Merced in the Fall of 2020!

Check back soon for more updates…