Friday, September 22, 2017

Research Technician position open!

A position for a research technician is now open in our lab.  Please search for job number 049205 on Upstate website (  A Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics or other related biological disciplines and a minimum of one year’s experience in a research laboratory (senior research experience for college graduates will also be considered) are required.  Experience in yeast genetics and/or mammalian cell culture and transfection is preferred.  Basic conceptual knowledge of molecular cloning is required.

Will assist in experiments relevant to grant-funded work in studying DNA replication and genomic instability.  Will perform experiments on a routine basis including DNA isolation, agarose gel electrophoresis, Southern blotting/hybridization, and DNA library (e.g. whole genome DNA or captured DNA double strand breaks by Break-seq) preparation for high throughput sequencing.  Will also perform other duties as assigned: ordering and receiving supplies; bookkeeping; stock solution and media preparation for the laboratory; and general lab management with possible mentoring opportunity of student helpers and graduate assistants. Persons who are well organized, thoughtful and self-motivated will be given the highest consideration.  Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested applicants please contact Wenyi Feng at with the subject line: Research Technician Application. 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Congratulations, Dr. Peng!

Jie successfully defended his thesis on March 22nd and his Birthday!  Here is Jie, looking very Doctor-esque...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Data uploaded!

DNA replication (density transfer experiments) and ssDNA mapping data from Peng & Feng 2016 NAR are available for download now. See the new "Data Download" tab on the right.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

We published a review article on the ever-expanding functions of the checkpoint protein Mec1/ATR.  Check it out!  It also features a beautiful poster art by a talented rotation student, Madeline Clark.  Madeline also contributed artistic renditions to the figures in the review.

Mec1/ATR, the Program Manager of Nucleic Acids Inc. Genes (Basel). 8(1). pii: E10. doi: 10.3390/genes8010010. 

Monday, January 2, 2017

We moved again, and this time we are here to stay!

Welcome to the new home of Feng lab Genome Stability Group!  Our previous locales have had some issues, which forced us to move a couple of times.  But we hope to stay here for the foreseeable future, so please bookmark us!