12/08/16 - 9:45 AM to 11:00 AM
Laura M.K. Dassama, Ph.D.
"Trafficking of a bacterial natural product"
Methanobactins (Mbns) are ribosomally synthesized, post-translationally modified peptide natural products that were first isolated from methane-oxidizing bacteria. Produced during conditions of copper starvation, secreted Mbns scavenge and bind copper, and are internalized to provide copper for the bacteria. This seminar will focus on efforts to identify and characterize the protein machinery responsible for the trafficking of Mbns in methanotrophs.
Laura M.K. Dassama
Laura M.K. Dassama, Ph.D., is a post-doctoral researcher working with Professor Amy Rosenzweig in the Department of Molecular Biosciences at Northwestern University. Her research areas is focused on the copper acquisition of methanotrophs. She earned her bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Temple University, and her doctorate in biochemistry, microbiology and molecular biology from Pennsylvania State University.
Event DetailsLocation: 331 Smith HallHost: Professor Mark DistefanoSpeakers:
- Laura Dassama, Ph.D.
- Department of Molecular Biosciences
- Northwestern University