Biochemistry Research Students Present at ASBMB Annual Meeting in San Diego

May 16, 2018

Biochemistry students Kyle Boulanger '19, Jordan Donels '18, Amanda Duplan '19, Russell Greene '18 and Esad Omanovic '18 presented their research at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Annual Meeting, held April 20-25th, 2018 in San Diego, California.  Kyle, Amanda and Russell also competed in the undergraduate poster competition with students from other universities throughout the United States.  The ASBMB Annual meeting is part of the larger Experimental Biology conference, held with four other professional societies, with over 14,000 attendees this year.  More info on the ASBMB Conference.

The research presented included:

  • Effectiveness of in silico Engineering of the b-glucosidase B Enzyme, K. Boulanger and B.L. Hall
  • NMR Analysis of Divalent Magnesium Ions with ATP, ADP, AMP and PPi in Various Buffer Systems, J. Donels, B. Greenwood and C. Zea
  • Engineering the PETase Enzyme to More Efficiently Break down PET Plastics, A. Duplan and B.L. Hall
  • Engineering of Enzymes to Improve Lignin Breakdown for the Use in Fuel Ethanol Production, R. Greenwood and B.L. Hall
  • Identifying Substandard Medications in Developing Nations, E. Omanovic, J. Donels, J. Trier, A. Thomsen, J. Dollen, N. Memic, and C. Zea
Congratulations to all!