Keon’s paper accepted for publication in BBA-Biomembranes

Congratulations to graduate student Keon Reid, whose paper “Binding, Folding and Insertion of a β-Hairpin Peptide at a Lipid Bilayer Surface: Influence of Electrostatics and Lipid Tail Packing” has been accepted for publication in BBA-Biomembranes and will be available here (temporary free link here)This paper describes a collaborative effort to understand the behavior of an anti-cancer/anti-microbial peptide in its interactions with lipid membranes through a combination of molecular dynamics simulations and experimental spectroscopy.  The experimental component was done in Brian Dyer’s group at Emory by Dr. Caitlin Davis, who is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois.