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Mentions of our research in the press and the media are an important way to build recognition and awareness for our work. Read on below to see a selection of the latest coverage we have received.

September 15, 2023

Dr. Ashgar Sepehri is joining the lab as a postdoc member. Welcome, Ashgar!

Male Scientist

September 9, 2023

Our wonderful graduate student organization (OChEGS) featured us (faculty) at their Career Day event! We had some future colleagues sitting in the room!


August 11, 2023

Dr. Zerze co-organized and hosted the 11th Annual Texas Soft Matter meeting at UH with Dr. Tim Chen from UH Mechanical Engineering. We hosted 120+ attendees, 60+ rapid talks, and 4 keynote speakers from academia and industry from Texas and nearby states. Check it out:

August 1, 2023

We are storming! Our catalyst center for Advanced Bioactive Material Crystallization has been awarded $5,000,000 by the Welch Foundation! The center is just kicking off with the leadership of Jeff Rimer!


June 15, 2023

Dr. Zerze co-organized (together with Andrew Ferguson at UChicago and Amir Haji Akbari at Yale) a celebratory symposium in honor of the 70th birthday of her postdoc advisor, Prof. Pablo Debenedetti, at Princeton University this June. This three-day symposium was packed with scientific talks by 39 distinguished speakers in the field of statistical mechanics and thermodynamics And it was wonderful to get together with some old and gold friends!!

January 20, 2023

Ayush received the Society of Plastics Engineering UH Chapter Graduate Student Scholarship. Congrats, Ayush!

Embryonic Stem Cells
Laboratory Scientist

December 23, 2022

Ph.D. students Eduardo Ayala Medrano and Nehil Shreyash have joined the lab. Welcome, Eduardo and Nehil!

September 2022

Our lab has been featured in PARAMETERS! @CullenCollegeOfEngineering, thanks so much for welcoming us! Check it out here:

Plant Biologist

November 23, 2022

Undergraduate student Ibad Siddiqui has been selected for the Provost’s Undergraduate Research Scholarship program! Congrats Ibad!

August 25, 2022

Undergraduate Melissa Unlu joined the lab. Welcome, Melissa!

Scientist Pipetting
Science Student

July 15, 2022

Undergraduate student Ibad Siddiqui joined the lab. Welcome, Ibad!

June 26, 2022

Dr. Zerze has been at Telluride, CO, for her second TSRC meeting this summer. Cool breezing Bear Creek hike and the scientific program have been a wonderful break!

Chemistry Class

April 22, 2022

Undergraduate student Minh Ngoc Nguyen has won the Cougars in Cancer Research award to perform research in the GHZ lab! She will join the lab on May 31, 2022. Congrats Minh! Welcome to the lab!

January 31, 2022

Dr. Atanu Baksi, a new postdoctoral researcher has joined the lab. Welcome, Atanu!

Pipetting Samples
Embryonic Stem Cells

January 3, 2022

Ph.D. students Ayush Gupta, Karim Malekzadeh, and Kosar Rahimi Nasrabadi have joined the lab. Welcome, Ayush, Karim, and Kosar!

January 1, 2022

New year, new beginnings! Dr. Gül Zerze has joined the University of Houston, marking the kick start of the lab!

Male Scientist
Embryonic Stem Cells

November 17, 2021

Dr. Zerze has received a recruitment award from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). She will proudly accept the CPRIT Scholar designation and looking forward to joining UH! Here is a press release for further reading.

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