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Graduate Students

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Kevin L. Jagessar

Graduate Student, Chemical and Physical Biology
Co-Vice President for Social Affairs, Chemical and Physical Biology Graduate Student Association

Mechanism of transport and biochemistry of multidrug and toxic compound extrusion (MATE) family of transporters.

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Diego del Alamo

Graduate Student, Chemical and Physical Biology Program

Spectroscopic characterization and computational modeling of transporter proteins (co-advised with Dr. Jens Meiler)


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Alexandra Schwartz

Graduate Student, Chemical and Physical Biology Program

In this lab, I plan to study protein dynamics using molecular dynamic simulations and pulse EPR technique, double electron-electron resonance (DEER). In my initial studies, I am evaluating the structure of Leu-T, a bacterial homolog to many transporters of interest. In particular, I hope to elucidate mechanisms of the serotonin and dopamine transporters that could be targeted for novel drugs in the treatment of autism, depression, and Parkinson’s.