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UT Pregame Showcase Focuses on Nanoscale View of Human Proteins

The Oct. 10 College of Arts and Sciences Pregame Faculty Showcase focuses on a UT Knoxville biology professor’s work to visualize human proteins on a scale too small for even the most powerful microscopes. Cynthia Peterson, professor and head of the department of biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology, will lead the discussion “Building a Biological Camera: 3D Snapshots of a Protein.” Peterson’s work to view proteins on the nanoscale is important because the tiny proteins play an important role in blood coagulation, immunity, infectious disease, neurobiology and cancer.