Final dissertation chapter finally published!

A follow up to my previous post about preprints from my disseration work: the final chapter of my dissertation was split up into two papers focusing on two different aspects of the project. Both of these are now available in final peer-reviewed form. Citations and links below. [Read More]

Two recent pre-prints from my dissertation work!

My work in the Harms lab at University of Oregon focused on understanding the evolution of protein biochemical properties and activities. My later work, comprising the last chapters of my dissertation, was centered on the evolution of peptide binding specificity in the S100 protein family. Using molecular phylogenetics and ancestral... [Read More]

Pinhead Punk Science Outreach

I just got back the other day from a trip to the Western slope of Colorado, where I engaged in two outreach activities with children. I presented in Telluride,CO on July 2nd and Ridgway, CO on July 3rd. The events were organized by the Pinhead Institute in Telluride, which organizes... [Read More]