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Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology News
Honors and awards for the university’s faculty and graduate students.
Sally Ellingson, a doctoral student in the Genome Science and Technology graduate program, has won the American Chemical Society’s very prestigious ACS Chemical Computing Group Research Excellence Award.
A piece by Jeremy Smith, UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair for Molecular Biophysics, and Alexei Sokolov, Governor’s Chair for Polymer Science, is currently the spotlight on the American Physical Society’s Physics page. Entitled “Elastic and Conformational Softness of a Globula Protein,” the piece examines certain protein behaviors such as why protein flexibility sometimes increases dramatically with temperature.
A team of three professors has combined high-tech experiments with supercomputing to probe the function of critical enzymes called cytochrome P450s. Understanding the various internal motions these enzymes undergo to bind different drugs will aid in the design of medicines.
The biosolar energy work of Barry Bruce, associate professor Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology, was featured in the Metro Pulse.
Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that are making a difference in their world and the world around them. Andy Rogers, a 2011 graduate who majored in biochemistry and minored in theater, has found a way to combine these areas by creating a musical called “Andy and the Beats,” which focuses on type I diabetes.
Barry D. Bruce, professor of biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, is turning the term “power plant” on its head. The biochemist and a team of researchers have developed a system that taps into photosynthetic processes to produce efficient and inexpensive energy.