I did my Ph.D. work at UC San Diego in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. As any biochemist knows, my Ph.D. work consisted of long days in the lab and sleepless nights wondering if I would ever discover anything worthy of a Ph.D. Luckily, my 6 years of hardwork in the Komives lab paid off!
My Ph.D. work focused on Protein Dynamics of IκBα and Thrombin-Thrombomodulin. If you need some bedtime reading, here are the links to some of the research papers:
- Long-range effects and functional consequences of stabilizing mutations in the ankyrin repeat domain of IκBα: Published in the Journal of Molecular Biology, 2012.
- Thrombomodulin Binding Selects the Catalytically Active Form of Thrombin: Published in Biochemistry, 2015.
- Protein Dynamics and Allostery in Thrombin, Thrombomodulin, and IkappaBalpha: My Ph.D. Thesis Published by UC San Diego, 2015.
- NMR reveals a dynamic allosteric pathway in thrombin Published in Nature Scientific Reports, 2017.