Hands-on research opportunities, in a lab stocked with equipment you’d typically find at a much larger university, give you a greater understanding of the physical and chemical systems that surround us.
Our curriculum equips you with the necessary skills to for graduate school and careers in a variety of industries. We foster a culture that helps you become a self-learner and creates opportunities for you to participate in research projects led by full-time faculty members, as well as promoting an understanding that social consciousness and ethical behavior are essential features of a principled chemistry community.
Dr. Janet Yang has received a grant of $419,312 from National Institutes of Health for her project titled “Mechanisms of Substrate Selectivity and Transport by a Bacterial Methionine ABC Importer”. This proposal seeks to understand how prokaryotic ABC importers uptake nutrients that are crucial for survival, and these findings could provide new targets for treatment against bacterial pathogens. Towards this end, Dr. Yang will employ biochemical and biophysical methods to dissect how the E. coli MetNI transporter, an established model system, transports methionine from the periplasm to the cytoplasm.