CBSD Awards Core Facility Fellowships


The Center for Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics (CBSD) has awarded two Core Facility Fellowships: Harmen Steele for the BioSpectroscopy Core and Janet Bobango in the Macromolecular X-ray Diffraction Core. The mission of both Fellows will be to assist the directors and staff of the respective core facilities to deliver services and conduct to core facility clients, and to develop their skills in the techniques used by the Cores. Fellows also have the opportunity to use the methods and equipment of the Core Facility in conducting their own dissertation research. Harmen is a Ph.D candidate in the laboratories of Professors Bruce Bowler and Sandy Ross who is applying nanodisc technology to investigate the peroxidase activity of cytochrome c using single molecule fluorescence methods. Janet is a senior graduate student who will join Kasper Hansen’s laboratory to study the molecular mechanisms of compounds that modulate the activity of neuronal ion channels that are regulated by glutamate. Ms. Bobango has already determined the structures of several acetylcholine binding proteins.