Doug Beussman - Associate Professor of Chemistry
Micheal Marty, James Jaffee and Jacob Nelson
This project includes collaborating with Dr. Cole in the Biology Department and a research group at Drake University on the identification of proteins isolated from Tetrahymena thermophila, using proteomic methods. Isolated proteins will be digested and analyzed using mass spectrometry techniques with the MALDI-TOF/TOF instrument and screened against a database of proteins predicted to exist based on the genome. Peptides from potentially identified proteins will be fragmented in the mass spectrometer in order to sequence the peptides for confirmation of protein identification.