Dyer lab undergraduate research assistants, Eric Park and Xander Grayson presented their work as poster presentations this week during research symposia at Emory.
Xander works with Sam on synthesizing non-natural tryptophan analogues for applications in fluorescence spectroscopy of proteins. Eric also has a synthetic project, creating photo-caged CO complexes to implement in mechanistic studies of hydrogenase enzymes. Both have worked hard all year and are valuable members of the Dyer lab.
Helen and Brooke presented posters on Saturday, April 21st at the 1st Annual Greater Atlanta Chemical Biology Symposium, held at Emory University. The conference aims to “build and foster a collegial group of scientists at the interface of chemistry and biology. [The organizers] will strive to both develop future leaders of the field and enhance the scientific community throughout the southeast with new collaborations, resources, and programs.”
After a thoroughly enjoyable day of multidisciplinary lectures, posters, and networking, we look forward to next year’s Symposium, to be held at the University of Georgia in Athens.
On Saturday April 7th, Brooke and Rachel attended and presented posters at the 9th annual Southeast Enzyme Conference at Georgia State University.
The conference, founded by Giovanni Gadda, aims to connect researchers who study a wide variety of enzyme structures, functions, and mechanisms. Brooke and Rachel joined other members of Emory Chemistry from the Wienert and Lutz labs who are regular contributors to the meeting.