Marissa Kieber

Marissa Successfully Defends Her PhD

Congratulations Marissa!
2018-04-11 14.19.12


2018-04-11 17.04.12

Linda and Marissa co-present at UNC Wilmington

On April 7, 2017, Linda and Marissa had a fun time visiting and presenting their science to the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at UNC Wilmington.
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Columbus Lab Members Presents at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society

Four graduate students attended the 2015 Annual Biophysical Society Meeting in Baltimore on Febreuary 7-11.

Jennifer Martin presented a platform talk entitled Insights into the Specificity of Neisserial Opa Protein Interactions with Human Receptors.

Ashton Brock presented a poster entitled Systematic Perturbations of Micelle Properties to Investigate the Stabilization of Membrane Protein Structure and Function.

Marrissa Keiber presented a poster entitled Neisserial Opa Protein Dynamics and Interaction with Host CEACAM Receptors.

Jason Kuhn presented a poster entitled Interactions of Liposomal Opa Proteins with Human Cell Surface CEACAM Receptors.

Graduate Student


BS: Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2012)

Marissa’s research aims to determine the loop dynamics of Neisserial Opa proteins and to define the interaction surface of Opa-CEACAM binding using EPR. A low resolution Opa60 –CEACAM1 binding complex will be generated using EPR data coupled with computational approaches (in collaboration with the Kasson laboratory).

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