Anastasia Stepankowsky

The nanopore process

Phi 29 DNA polymerase (pink) unzips the DNA before it enters MspA (green).

Nanopore sequencing

Injection of air prompts the spontaneous assembly of a phospholipid bilayer. 

The research team

From left to right (back row) Ian Derrington, Ian Nova, Jon Craig, Andrew Laszlo, Matt Noakes, Henry Brinkerhoff, and (front row) Sam Klebanoff, Kenji Doering are all part of the Nanopore Physics Lab. 

DNA sequencing

The lab is investigating modifications of Mycobacterium smegmatis porin A, commonly known as MspA, to make it more sensitive to the passage of individual nucleotides. This model of the pore is 10,000,000 times larger than the actual one. 


The "Gate to Nowhere" art installation from afar.


Rainer Metzger is a member of the group Re-Collective that installed the "Gate to Nowhere" art on the unfinished freeways.


A description about the "Gate to Nowhere" installed upon the artwork.

Cantwell Roundtable

Sen. Maria Cantwell listens to student representatives talk about their personal experiences with taking out and paying back student loans.

2104 House

Housing & Food Services is currently in negotiations with the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life for the group to move into 2104 House in 2019. 

CollegiATE: Shrimp and sausage skewers with smoky paprika glaze

Summer is coming, and we all know what that means: grilling. Most college students don’t have access to a decent kitchen, much less a grill. 

But if you don’t have access to a grill, this recipe has got you covered. The only special equipment you’ll need are six, long, metal skewers. 

A smoky flavor is achieved instead by using smoked paprika, and the best part is that there will be no grill to clean up at the end.