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Research Projects

  • Characterization of acetylcholinesterase and glutathionine-S-transferase enzymes from Tritonia diomedea and other marine slugs

  • Sol-gel encapsulation of different enzymes (acid phosphatase, horseradish peroxidase, chloroperoxidase)

  • Functional characterization of microbial epoxide hydrolases

  • Functional and structural characterization of the nucleotide housekeeping enzyme TM0159
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    Publications, Master's Theses, and Poster Presentations from our Lab

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    Group Members

    Shuang Huang, Selina Chan, Tuan Le

    Past Group Members

    Van Nguyen, Lalla Fall, Vinh Nguyen, Mohammed Alazzani, Tracy Wu, Khaldeyah Awwad, Anna Desai, Vu Tran, Wendy Waitkus-Roberts, Suhasini Kulkarni, Belinda Williams, Manmeet Kaur, Bassem Ebaid, Summervir Cheema, Mary Grace Villaneuva, Krishna Patel, Nicholas Ng, Elizabeth Rousseau, Anna-Louise Doss, Afreen Ayub, Grecia Frias-Gonzalez, Maggie Kit-Man Ho, Chieu Phan, Kim Pham, Zeke Wemmer, Elizabeth Chin, Andrew Monterola

    Principle Investigator

    I am Monika Sommerhalter, Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. I am teaching Chem4412 (General Biochemistry), Chem4430 (General Biochemistry Laboratory), Chem4440 (Protein Structure), and Chem6410 (Advanced Topics in Biochemistry). I obtained my Ph.D. in Chemistry at the Technical University Berlin, Germany in 2000. I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Bioinorganic Chemistry (advisor Prof. Dr. W. Lubitz) and at Northwestern University (advisor Prof. Amy C. Rosenzweig). Currently, I am spending my sabbatical year at UC Berkeley in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Judith Klinman. You can view my C.V. and e-mail me by clicking here.

    Monika Sommerhalter / e-mail me