SURF Seminar Day 1994: X-Ray Crystallographic Structure Determination of Hyperthermophilic Proteins II

I presented “X-Ray Crystallographic Structure Determination of Hyperthermophilic Proteins II”, based on my Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in protein chemistry, at the Caltech SURF Seminar Day 1994.

The goal of my continuing 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. I also grew crystals of a much more common mesophilic lysozyme protein which were used to help calibrate the x-ray diffraction equipment.

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

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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