Students Present Posters at Biophysical Society Meeting

Jason McGavin 12 and Matthew Baxter '11
Jason McGavin 12 and Matthew Baxter '11
Matthew Baxter '11, Jason McGavin '12 and William Wieczorek '11 presented posters at the annual Biophysical Society meeting that took place in February in San Francisco. Their presentations were part of a session on Membrane Active Peptides.

Baxter and McGavin presented their research in a poster titled “Determining the Charge State of Histidine Side Chains in Antimicrobial Piscidin by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.” Wieczorek’s poster featured the “Determination of a High-Definition Structure of Antimicrobial Piscidin-3 at the Water-Bilayer Interface.” The results presented by the three students were obtained last summer in the laboratory of Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten.

The research conference, which gathers more than 6,000 scientists in the interdisciplinary fields representing biophysics, is the largest meeting of biophysicists in the world. This year’s national lecture was given by Roger Tsien (University of California, San Diego), 2008 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry.
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