Tracy Caldwell

Tracy attends the Telluride School on Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics

Theory and Experiment organized by the Telluride Science Research Center and taught by Martin Blackedge, Teresa Head-Gordon, Ann McDermott, Art Palmer, and John Straub in beautiful Telluride, Colorado. There she learned how both solid and solution state NMR, as well as computational methods, can be used to study protein dynamics and the pros and cons of each approach. While there she also had some free time to hike and explore the Colorado mountains while getting to know her classmates.

Fun group of participants

Fun group of participants


Hiking in Telluride

Hiking in Telluride


Beautiful waterfall

Beautiful waterfall

Tracy advances to candidacy!

On September 27th, Tracy passed her qualifying exam with flying colors. Her committee members were Lukas Tamm, David Cafiso, Owen Pornillos, and Isabelle Derre.

Tracy & Nicole attend NMRFAM Introductory Structure Determination Workshop

Tracy and Nicole spent a week at the University of Wisconsin at Madison at the National Magnetic Resonance Facility at Madison (NMRFAM) Introductory Structure Determination Workshop. There they learned the steps to solution NMR structural determination including backbone and sidechain assignment, TOCSY and NOE assignments, structural refinement, and structural validation. They also learned the newest advances in automated peak peaking and assignments. Of course, they also enjoyed some great Wisconsin ice cream and had to try some cheese curds while they were there.
NMR_workshop

Tracy and Nicole awarded training grant fellowships

Congratulations to Tracy and Nicole! Tracy was selected for the Molecular Biophysics Training Grant and Nicole was selected for the Biotechnology Training Grant.