NDSU Crystallographers Featured By The American Crystallographic Association

NDSU Crystallographers, Dr. Christopher Colbert and Dr. Sangita Sinha, are featured in RefleXions, the quarterly American Crystallographic Association (ACA) Fall newsletter (http://www.amercrystalassn.org/documents/2013FallNewsWeb.pdf) for their work in protein crystallography presented at the 2013 annual ACA meeting. Dr. Colbert’s research entitled “Structural Characterization of Pandoraea Pnomenusa B-356 Biphenyl Dioxygenase Reveals Features of a Potent PCB-Degrading enzyme” was…
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Graduate Student Received 2013 Ciba Travel Award In Green Chemistry

Jing Zhang, a NDSU doctoral student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been chosen to receive a 2013 Ciba Travel Award in Green Chemistry. Jing is among four graduate students in the nation to receive this a ward to recognize “significant ability to incorporate creative green chemistry solutions into their research that reduce…
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Welcome To 2014: The International Year Of Crystallography

by Jaime Jensen The New Year marks the centenary of the development of one of the greatest techniques in modern science: x-ray crystallography. This field, while providing exponential contributions to such diverse disciplines as physics, medicine, and materials sciences, remains largely unrecognized by the general public. The declaration of 2014 as the International Year of…
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Faculty Contributes To Research Published In Cell

Research performed by Dr. Sangita Sinha, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been published in the major international science journal, Cell. The research team, which included scientists from six institutions in the United States, has identified a new protein, Beclin 2, that is involved in autophagy and required for the degradation of several G…
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NDSU Students Present At International Meeting On DNA Replication And Repair In Genome Maintenance

Three Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate students and their thesis advisor recently (Sept. 9-13, 2013) participated in a Cold Spring Harbor Meeting (Cold Spring Harbor, NY) that focused on Eukaryotic DNA Replication and Genome Maintenance.  Ms. Padmaja Ghospurkar, Mr. Timothy Wilson, and Ms. Erica Mueller were all supported by funding from a National Science Foundation (NSF)…
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