GVSU professors and students attend the national meeting of the American Crystallographic Association
Professors Rachel Powers and Paul Cook and four of their students attended the national meeting of the American Crystallographic Association in New Orleans (May 26-30, 2017). Powers lab member Rachel Springsdorf (BMS) presented a poster on her research that explores boronic acids as inhibitors of class D beta-lactamases. Dr. Powers co-chaired a session with Dr. Joe Tanski (Vassar College) entitled “Engaging undergraduate students with crystallographic research”. Also presenting posters were Cook lab members Aaron Rosenberg and Emily David (Crystallographic and fluorescence-based ligand binding analysis of BshC: the putative cysteine ligase in bacillithiol biosynthesis) and Chris Royer (Structural and Functional Analysis of the Bacillithiol Biosynthesis Enzyme BshA Supports the SNi-like Retaining Mechanism).