Faculty Profile: Martin, Rachel

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Martin, Rachel
Lab Contact:
Rachel W. Martin
rwmartin@uci.edu
A BIOPHYSICAL CHEM
Department: Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
NS1 3403

Research Description

Research in the Martin group has two major directions: 1. NMR technology development for structural biology of difficult protein systems. 2. Understanding and controlling the molecular basis of protein solubility and hydration. Bio 199 students will learn molecular biology and biochemistry methods, including PCR, cloning, protein expression in E. coli and/or P. pastoris, protein purification, biophysical characterization methods such as circular dichroism and fluorescence spectroscopy, mass spectromentry, and NMR spectroscopy.

Requirements to Participate

Interest in chemical / structural biology research, at least one year of college chemistry and biology courses. 3 - 4 hours per unit.

1 year Commitment.

Minimum 2 units.

Faculty Means of Evaluation

Attendance: 20Pts (working assigned hours, being on time)
Lab Work: 40Pts (quality, accuracy, integrated.synthesis of information and safety)
Communication: 20Pts (Written reports, group meeting presentation, questions and discussion with mentor)
Lab citizenship: 20Pts (organization, clean up and follow through)
Total: 100 points