Spotl]i[ght Podcast – Katherine Henzler-Wildman & Nathan Thomas
Introducing Katherine Henzler-Wildman (University of Wisconsin-Madison) & Nathan Thomas (University of California – San Diego)
Katherine Henzler-Wildman (University of Wisconsin-Madison) & Nathan E. Thomas (University of California – San Diego)
On this episode of the podcast we spoke with Katie and Nathan about their work (specifically around developing a method to provide a fast, easy, general method for measuring transport stoichiometry via solid supported membrane electrophysiology) which will facilitate future mechanistic and functional studies of ion-coupled transporters. You can read the full publication titled: A solid-supported membrane electrophysiology assay for efficient characterization of ion-coupled transport here.
Katie’s Lab uses NMR as a primary technique to monitor protein structure and dynamics, taking advantage of the extensive resources available through NMRFAM. By comparing NMR data with biochemical and functional assays, insight into the mechanisms of secondary active transport, multidrug recognition, ion channel gating and ion selectivity is gained.
Nathan is presentlt a Postdoctoral Researchers at Tezcan Lab – UCSD (University of California San Diego,) Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Find out more about their lab here.
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