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Halmos Faculty and Students Present Research at National Conference

CREST Team Meeting with Dr. Gerald Hart to discuss o-GlcNAc Transferase protein models; 2018 Herbert Tabor Award for Research Winner: Pictured left to right (Emily Schmitt Lavin, Ph.D., Sophia Nguyen, Alesa Chabbra, Viviana Perez Hernandez, Gerald Hart, Ph.D.

CREST Team Meeting with Dr. Gerald Hart to discuss o-GlcNAc Transferase protein models; 2018 Herbert Tabor Award for Research Winner: Pictured left to right (Emily Schmitt Lavin, Ph.D., Sophia Nguyen, Alesa Chabbra, Viviana Perez Hernandez, Gerald Hart, Ph.D.

In April, Halmos College Department of Biological Sciences Chair Emily Schmitt Lavin, Ph.D. traveled to San Diego, CA with five Biology majors to present their 3-D printed molecular models of prion proteins and o-GlcNAc Transferase (OGT) at the 2018 Experimental Biology Meeting, American Association of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) section. There, the students submitted their posters at the undergraduate poster competition.

The Biology students: Gwen Bui, Allan Barraza, Sophia Nguyen, Viviana Perez Hernandez, and Alesa Chabbra worked in close conjunction with College of Pharmacy faculty member Robert Speth, Ph.D. on this project.  The OGT model was part of an National Science Foundation funded project to the Center for Biomolecular modeling for a project called CREST (Connecting Researchers, Educators and Students). This project is part of a larger national effort of the Center for BioMolecular Modeling at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, where Emily Schmitt Lavin, Ph.D. is a collaborator.

While at this national conference, the Biology students were able to meet with the 2018 American Society for Molecular Biology and Biochemistry’s Herbert Tabor Award Winner Gerald Hart, Ph.D. of Johns Hopkins University. Hart is well known for describing the role of OGT in molecular processes.

Research Team holding their 3D Molecular Modeling Posters The Research Team pictured left to right (Gwen Bui, Allan Barraza, Viviana Perez Hernandez, Emily Schmitt Lavin, Ph.D., professor and Chair Department of Biological Sciences, Sophia Nguyen, and Alesa Chabbra)

Research Team holding their 3D Molecular Modeling Posters
The Research Team pictured left to right (Gwen Bui, Allan Barraza, Viviana Perez Hernandez, Emily Schmitt Lavin, Ph.D., professor and Chair Department of Biological Sciences, Sophia Nguyen, and Alesa Chabbra)