Our group made a second trip in 2017 to Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) to collect X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) data and characterize the structures of a few human proteins' metal binding sites. Four undergraduate students (Morgan, Erica, and Kate), one graduate visiting scholar (Ewelina), Dr. Haas and baby Ariana made the trip to meet … Continue reading Winter break at SSRL!
Congratulations to Madison on her first paper, and to the rest of our terrific research team!! Madison Sendzik lead our group's efforts in the discovery and characterization of human serum albumin's Cu(I) binding site! Her important discovery is published in the American Chemical Society Journal, Inorganic Chemistry (10.1021/acs.inorgchem. 7b02397). Madison also wrote a free educational article … Continue reading Discovery of Cu(I) binding to HSA!
Thanks to a Neuhoff Summer Research Communities Award from Saint Mary's College, and a 2016 Cottrell Scholar Award from Research Corporation for Science Advancement, our group has had an amazing summer of undergraduate research! We were even lucky enough to catch a photo with the American Chemical society Mole!
We are fortunate to welcome Ewelina Stefaniak to the Haas Lab from August 2017 through January 2018! Ewelina is a visiting scholar from the Institute for Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences (IBB-PAS), where she is a graduate student in the Bal Lab, and is working to earn her PhD. Her visit to Saint … Continue reading Welcome, Ewelina!
Several members of the Haas group, and our collaborator Dr. Dominic Babinni, traveled to Stanford, CA to spend five days at the Synchrotron. Our long-time collaborator, Dr. Jake Pushie, met us there where he organized and delivered a comprehensive workshop on X-ray absorption spectroscopy. The whole group took shifts on the beam line so that … Continue reading Bio-XAS at Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL)
The Haas and Corcelli groups are collaborating to tackle exciting problems in bioinorganic chemistry! This week, Dr. Steve Corcelli and his group held an intimate workshop to train Notre Dame and Saint Mary's researchers to use Amber16 to conduct Molecular Dynamics Simulations. Thank you, to Dr. Corcelli and graduate students Cory Ayres and Shelby Brantley … Continue reading Amber Boot Camp! Corcelli Group trains SMC researchers to use Molecular Dynamics (MD) Simulation
Students in CHEM 342 (Bioinorganic Chemistry and Material) learned fundamental concepts of inorganic and biological chemistry through a comprehensive project. Each student chose a bioinorganic system to study throughout the semester. Their task: apply fundamental inorganic and biological chemistry concepts to understand how their particular system works... then, teach their classmates and THE WORLD about … Continue reading Bioinorganic Chemistry in 3D!