Jon is working towards optimizing the synthesis of the organic fluorophore “Leadglow” and modeling its excited states and fluorescence with DFT calculations.
Gary is working towards the synthesis of the molybdopterin (MPT) ligand and other chelating ligands.
Lauren is working towards synthesizing organic and inorganic precursors of Molybdenum cofactor (Moco).
Mintare is working to understand the function of NapD and helping to develop molecular dynamics (MD) parameters for molybdenum cofactor (Moco) to perform protein simulations.
Walker is working to determine the structure and function of key amino acid residues in NapA by performing point mutations that will be probed with overexpressed protein.