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Michael Kammer (Phys'12) presents his research in Czech Republic

Michael Kammer (Phys'12) has received a "Best Presentation" award for his research titled "Study of Macromolecular Complexes" done at the South Bohemia University Institute of Nanotechnology and Structural Biology in the Nove Hrady, Czech Republic. Michael worked under Dr. Mikalai Lapkouski, studying protein expression and purification, and solving protein crystal structure from X-ray diffraction data.  The protein he worked with was HMBG-1, known as "High Mobility Group box-1," which is a protein found in humans that is necessary in DNA transcription regulation, immune system response, intercellular signaling, and apoptosis.  Michael traveled to the Czech Republic as part of the "Princeton University Summer REU in Molecular Biophysics", a program consisting of a mix of Princeton Students and other students from various universities.

At Loyola Michael did research with Dr. Kargol (Physics) and Dr. Koplitz (Chemistry). He is planning to apply to PhD programs in Neuroscience.