Breakfast Club Seminar Series

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Colly Mitchell

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Summary Sentence: "The Effects of Lipid Composition in Protein Insertion and Function at the Inner and Outer Membranes" - James (JC) Gumbart, PhD - Georgia Tech

Full Summary: The Petit Institute Breakfast Club seminar series was started with the spirit of the Institute's interdisciplinary mission in mind and started to feature local Petit Institute faculty member's research in a seminar format. Faculty are often asked to speak at other universities and conferences, but rarely present at their home institution, this seminar series is an attempt to close that gap. The Petit Institute Breakfast Club is open to anyone in the bio-community.

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"The Effects of Lipid Composition in Protein Insertion and Function at the Inner and Outer Membranes"

James (JC) Gumbart, PhD

Assistant Professor
School of Physics
Georgia Tech

JC Gumbart's lab is focused on understanding how proteins and other biological systems function at a molecular level.  To probe these systems, they carry out molecular dynamics simulations, modeling biological behavior one atom at a time.  The simulations serve as a "computational microscope" that permits glimpses into a cell's inner workings through the application of advanced software and high-powered supercomputers.  He is particularly interested in how bacteria utilize unique pathways to synthesize proteins and insert them into both the inner and outer membranes, how they import nutrients across two membranes, and how their cell walls provide shape and mechanical strength. 

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In Campus Calendar
Yes
Groups

Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB), Bioengineering Graduate Program

Invited Audience
Undergraduate students, Faculty/Staff, Graduate students
Categories
Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
BK Club, IBB
Status
  • Created By: Colly Mitchell
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Nov 8, 2013 - 9:59am
  • Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 - 5:23pm