Callie Smith successfully defended her Master’s thesis entitled, “Progress Towards Reprogramming the Nucleotide-Transforming Radical SAM Enzyme ThiC.” Callie was instrumental in setting up the lab and in getting the group’s research effort going. She will be greatly missed.
My colleague Patricia Dos Santos herded many cats to get this volume of Methods in Molecular Biology out. Please enjoy our contribution on how to obtain EPR spectra of [Fe-S] clusters and their interpretation.
Things have gotten crazy since we last celebrated a major research accomplishment. Please make sure you can vote safely this November to help ensure the place of science, sanity, safety, and kindness in the setting of policy. https://votesaveamerica.com/
With creative choice of substrate analogues, Rick Sayler (@RicktheSayler) was able to trap the hottest reactive intermediate in radical SAM chemistry. Read about it in ACS Central Science.
Some beautiful spectroscopy by Guodong Rao to probe metal-metal bonding in actinide-containing complexes. Now in Inorganic Chemistry.
Our glove box arrived and was installed on Monday. Everything is working great. Now it’s time to make some FeS proteins!
I’m excited to have the privilege of joining the Department of Chemistry at Wake Forest University and to be part of this grand innovative idea that is Wake Downtown.