Group Member Since 2019
Emory University, Anticipated May 2022
- Chem Mentor, Fall 2019 – Present
My research has involved using fluorescence spectroscopy to detect the allosterically-induced change from active to inactive conformation of the protein PKM2. The goal of this project is to measure the timescale on which this change occurs. PKM2 is an isoform of pyruvate kinase, the enzyme that catalyzes the last step of glycolysis, and is of interest because of its overexpression in cancer cells.