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Trainee publication featured in C & E News

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Trainee publication featured in C & E News

IGERT trainee, Mr. Christopher MacDermaid (Advisor: J.G. Saven) had his recent peer-reviewed publication featured in C& E News. Christopher's research focuses on utilizing computational tools to seek honeycomb-like crystal symmetry in proteins. What they found was a protein that crystallized as was initially predicted.

It is predicted that Christopher's research will one day have an effect on designing nanoscale materials and may also help structural biologists determine which sections of a protein to modify for altering crystal formation. The researchers hope to apply their research to more complex protiens in the future.