SURF Seminar Day 1993: X-Ray Crystallographic Structure Determination of Hyperthermophilic Proteins

I presented “X-Ray Crystallographic Structure Determination of Hyperthermophilic Proteins or Growing a Forest to See a Tree”, based on my Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in protein chemistry, at the Caltech SURF Seminar Day 1993.

The goal of my research was to accomplish, via hanging-drop method, the growth of protein crystals suitable for x-ray diffraction characterization of its three-dimensional structure. I was working with a ferredoxin which is involved in electron transfer, isolated from the hyperthermophile Thermotoga maritima.

My research mentor was Douglas C. Rees at Caltech.  Special thanks to Salem Faham in the Rees Research Group at Caltech, Michael W. W. Adams at University of Georgia, the SURF Program, and the Richter Foundation.

Abstract and final paper available upon request.  Abstract, final paper, and slides will be uploaded here as soon as I figure out a good way of digitizing actual physical transparency projector slides.

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