May 2018: Department of Defense funds our USC-led Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) on Living Electronics. 5-Institute Efforts with MIT, UMN, ASU, and WUSTL.
September 2017: Quanta Magazine article on microbial electrochemical communication. Bacteria Use Brainlike Bursts of Electricity to Communicate
August 2017: Our lab has been awarded a generous grant from AFOSR through the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). The newly acquired Asylum Research high-speed Atomic Force Microscope was successfully installed in August 2017!
June 2017: Moh is named a finalist for the Blavatnik National Awards (Life Sciences) category! Press release.
March 2017: Congratulations to Dr. Hyesuk Byun on passing her Ph.D. defense! Thesis title: Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulations for Electron Transport in Redox Proteins: From Single Cytochromes to Redox Networks
October 2016: BBC Focus Magazine article about our work on extracellular electron transfer in deep subsurface microbes
June 2016: Postdoctoral position available to work on extracellular electron transfer in novel microbes, as part of our collaborative NSF DIMENSIONS project. Click here for more details!
May 2016: Yamini successfully defends her Ph.D. on electrochemical studies of subsurface microorganisms. Congrats Yamini!
April 2016: Annie receives the Women in Science and Engineering merit award for excellence in postdoctoral research!
Moh is named the inaugural holder of the newly endowed Robert D. Beyer Early Career Chair in Natural Sciences. Read the USC News story.
Listen to Prof. El-Naggar's Science Friday interview about microbial electron transfer and bacterial nanowires!
Our lab's research is discussed in the February 2015 Popular Science magazine feature article on 'alien life'.
Congratulations to Drs. Ben Gross, Ian McFarlane, and Sahand Pirbadian on receiving their PhDs!