Antony receives over half-million dollar grant from DOE

 

More than a third of all known proteins to date are either oxidoreductases or metalloproteins. The diversity of metal cofactors and redox centers in these proteins make them attractive candidates for engineering protein-based biocatalysts, biosensors, and biofuel cells, among other necessary tools for the bioeconomy.  Many of these enzymes function as large multi-subunit complexes arranged as symmetric or asymmetric assemblies, and the purpose of this architecture is unclear. Dr. Edwin Antony has just been awarded a $510,845 grant from the Department of Energy to address this fundamental question by investigating the mechanism of action of two oxidoreductases: Nitrogenase and DPOR (Dark-Operative Protochlorophyllide Oxidoreductase, a nitrogenase-like oxidoreductase). Nitrogenase and DPOR play key roles in nitrogen fixation and photosynthesis, processes essential to sustaining life. 

 

 

NEWS AND EVENTS

Carmela Rios and Britt Wyatt Receive Departmental Awards

 

Undergraduate Research and Academic Awards: Alexis Monical, Cory Leeways, Emily Nett, and Jensen Braun

 

Disciplinary Honors Program

 

David DeFilippis receives NSF Research Fellowship

 

YouTube Playlist: Elevator Talks

 

Launch: Undergraduate Internships for Biology Course Credit

Marquette scientists find vines in tropical forest may significantly accelerate climate change - See more at: http://news.marquette.edu/news-releases/marquette-scientists-find-vines-in-tropical-forest-may-significantly-accelerate-climate-change/#sthash.0wtRkssp.dpuf

 

Fitts receives $2.8 million grant to study effects of exercise

 

Schnitzer's lab finds vines in tropical forest may significantly accelerate climate change

 

 

 

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