BCMB Seminar: Kelly Chacón, PhD
Date: 4:00pm PST February 20 Location: JR Howard 116
JR Howard 116
Kelly Chacón of Reed College will be giving a seminar on February 20, titled “Trapping Intermediates in Metalloprotein Transfer Reactions.”
Please join us for snacks at 3:45 pm.
Abstract: Transition metal ions are responsible for a vast number of crucial cell processes, but we still have so much to understand about the fundamental chemical ways that they are shuttled to their final cellular destinations. We also have much to learn about the tasks metal ions perform within proteins and enzymes. My work involves finding spectroscopic ways to catch proteins in the act as they bind and move metal ions like Zn, Cu, and Fe – and in particular, I will discuss my applications of stopped flow spectrometry and rapid freeze quench x-ray absorption spectroscopy to monitor the secret handshakes of metalloproteins.