Several Wesleyan students and recent alumni presented their work at the Biophysical Society 54th Annual Meeting Feb. 20-24 in San Francisco, Calif. More than 6,000 scientists from academia, government and industry attended. Olga Buzovetsky '10, pictured, presented her poster titled "Binding and Bending Parameters of Integration Host Factor to Holliday Junction." Her advisor is Ishita Mukerji, professor of molecular biology and biochemistry.
Graduate student Sanchaita Das presented her poster titled, "Mapping SecA-SecY Interaction using In Vivo Photo-Cross Linking." Das's advisor is Don Oliver, the Daniel Ayres Professor of Biology, professor of molecular biology and biochemistry.
Graduate student Andrew Moreno presented his research titled, "6MI Enhances Fluorescence in a Specific DNA Pentamer Sequence." Moreno's advisors are Ishita Mukerji and Joseph Knee, chair and professor of chemistry.
Graduate student Sarah Auclair presented her work titled, "Identification of the Escherichia coli SecA Dimer Orientation using Forster Resonance Energy Transfer." Her advisors are Ishita Mukerji and Don Oliver.
Elizabeth Wheatley '09 presented her research titled, "A Molecular Dynamics Study of DNA Bending in the IHF-DNA Complex." Wheatley's advisors were Ishita Mukerji and David Beveridge, the Joshua Boger University Professor of the Sciences and Mathematics, professor of chemistry. (Photos courtesy of Olga Buzovetsky '10)