Wed, May. 9, 2018, 4:30pm
Edward C. Taylor Auditorium, Frick B02
Host: Haw Yang
Proteins in Motion
In its hundred-year history, X-ray crystallography has made enormous contributions to modern biology by revealing intricately detailed snapshots of proteins. However, structural biology suffers the reputation that it yields largely static information. Over the past 4 years, my group has been working to challenge this notion by tackling several outstanding problems in biochemistry, which motivate studies of protein motion. To do so, we have taken unprecedented approaches in X-ray scattering, a technique with the potential to provide insight into dynamic processes where diffraction methods fail. In this talk, I will share our findings and the fun we have had at Princeton.