Tim is an upcoming senior chemistry student at Xavier University of Louisiana
Tim is an upcoming senior pre-med chemistry student at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans. He is working with Matthew Medearis and Yasin Pourfarjam in the Kim Research Group studying proteins associated with the DNA repair pathway.
Below is Tim's description on his research this summer.
The goal of my research is to test expression of different ADP-ribosyltransferase proteins in E.coli cells and then purify these proteins using column chromatography. ADP-ribosyltranferase proteins have been found to play a role in innate cell immunity. The impact of my research is that these purified proteins can be used to determine structural mechanisms of ADP-ribosyltransferases of enzymatically binding ADP-ribose to target proteins.
Here is a video where Tim explains how he got interested in chemistry.