Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Studies in the laboratory center around the purification and structure/function studies of enzymes and proteins. These studies include the cloning and expression of developmentally regulated genes involved in bacterial sporulation, the enzymes involved in microbial pathogenicity and the enzymes and proteins from extremely thermophilic bacteria. Current collaborative studies are being conducted on a new method for the purification of human alpha-fetoprotein and the large scale purification of HIV-protease.