Research Interests:

Proteins that consist of multiple domains, or units with discrete  biological functions, are prevalent in nature. These domains are connected by linker regions whose sequences and lengths have evolved to position them appropriately for their functions. However, these linker regions may be flexible and challenging to characterize, and the advantages that particular linker lengths and compositions provide remain poorly understood. I study the importance of linker regions in the model protein MoCVNH-LysM using a combination of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy and Molecular Dynamics simulation.

 

Education:

University of Pittsburgh, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Molecular Biology, 2009

Carnegie Mellon University, MChE in Chemical Engineering, 2010


PhD Advisors: Dr. Angela Gronenborn & Dr. Lillian Chong


email: ktd3[AT]pitt.edu

Lab address: 

1046 BST3


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