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Lauren Buchanan wins NSF CAREER Award

Mar. 22, 2024—Lauren Buchanan, assistant professor of chemistry, has received a prestigious NSF CAREER Award. Her CAREER project, “Understanding Nanoparticle-induced Changes to Protein Structure,” will address a critical gap in our understanding of protein-nanoparticle interactions: the detailed surface-induced changes to protein structure and dynamics that that potentially impact protein function. The five-year, $675,000 grant will support the...

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Episode 9 | Meet Our Faculty | Lauren Buchanan

Nov. 7, 2023—Learn more about Dr. Lauren Buchanan and her group. The Buchanan group employs ultrafast two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy to gain a deeper understanding of protein misfolding pathways relative to disease and to determine how protein structure and dynamics are affected by interactions with materials such as nanoparticles. Watch on YouTube | Hear more from Lauren Buchanan...

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“Investigating the effects of N-terminal acetylation on KFE8 self-assembly with 2D IR spectroscopy” published in Biophysical Journal has been selected as a VINSE spotlight publication

Jul. 5, 2022—About the author: William Weeks is a PhD candidate in Chemistry under direction of Dr. Lauren Buchanan. In this article, Will and Dr. Buchanan determine how N-terminal acetylation causes aggregates of a model amphiphilic peptide, KFE8, to shift from a flat to a twisted ribbon structure.  By utilizing the high spectral resolution of two-dimensional infrared...

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Lauren Buchanan receives Provost Research Studio for 2019-20

Jan. 6, 2020—Thirteen outstanding faculty members from across the university have been awarded a Provost Research Studio for the 2019-20 academic year. The goal of the Provost Research Studios is to support the professional development of full-time faculty (tenured, tenure track, and non-tenure track) who are not full professors or otherwise at the top of their promotion...

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