Justin Kim

Specialization in Biochemistry Research with Prof. Linda Columbus

Justin has conducted research in the Columbus Laboratory since his firt year. His research has focused on characterizing membrane proteins in detergents. He is currently working on is working on the purification and expression of outer membrane protein A (OmpA), a bacterial receptor that effects certain pathogenic invasions, which give rise to diseases such as neonatal meningitis. These obtain crystalls and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectra of  spin labled outer membrane protein A (OmpA), in order to further understand the structural and dyanamical information that can be obtained from the EPR spectral lineshape.