Our first article, "Probing the effects of cysteine residues on protein adsorption onto gold nanoparticles using wild-type and mutated GB3 proteins," has been published. This work was a collaborative effort with Dongmao Zhang. Ailin Wang purified several cysteine variants of GB3, and these were used by Dr. Zhang's group to examine how protein surface thiols can modulate protein-gold nanoparticle interactions. Congratulations Ailin!
Congratulations to Tam Vo, who received one of the Chemistry Department's undergraduate summer research fellowships for Summer 2012! Tam will be working with Ailin to study how HIV integrase interacts with other proteins.