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University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor Mary Munson, December 2013 – August 2014
Biochemical characterization of the exocyst tethering complex.
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Graduate Student with Professor James M. Hogle, 2003 – 2007
Structural and biochemical characterization of the poliovirus precursor protein 3CD.
Determined the structure of a poliovirus protein through x-ray crystallography to understand how its structure related to its function within the virus and infected cells
Examined the binding affinities and specificities of 3CD and its cognate RNA through fluorescence anisotropy and RNA footprinting
Solved the structures of poliovirus polymerase mutants that show altered fidelity
Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA
Honors Research Student with Professor David Orvos, 2000 – 2002
Detection of triclosan in geographically-diverse wastewater samples
Analyzed wastewater samples using HPLC and mass spectrometry to determine the concentration of the antimicrobial triclosan present
Identified triclosan-resistant strains of bacteria present in wastewater
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Research Student with Professor Fred Hughson, Summer 2001
Worked to characterize novel SNARE-binding proteins from yeast lysates by affinity purification
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Research Student with Professor Jürgen Rohr, Summer 2000
Conducted research studying the biosynthetic pathway of mithramycin
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