Research Interests:  My undergraduate experience provided background in protein expression and purification, immunofluorescence, and various biochemical assays.  I am currently using Electron Paramagnetic Resonance to visualize distances among complexes with angstrom resolution. Specifically, I am using copper probes to understand conformational changes of DNA that occur during EcoRV-DNA interactions. This technique allows for observation and differentiation of all existing conformations in solution.

 

 

 

 

 

Education:   BA, Biochemistry, University of Montana, 2017


PhD Advisor:  Dr. Sunil Saxena

Lab Address:

Department of Chemistry
723 Chevron Science Center
219 Parkman Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15260 

email:   ZIH12 [at] pitt.edu


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