Tsega Solomon

Graduate Student in the Chemistry Department at the University of Maryland, College Park

Tsiga Solomon
Laboratory Specialist Chemistry, University of Virginia (2012-2014, Columbus Lab)
BS: Chemistry, University of Virginia (2012)

Tsiga’s research aims to further elucidate nixtroxide spin label dynamics at solvent exposed sites on α-helical membrane proteins. This project follows on the heels of a paper published by the lab (Biochemistry 49:10045–10060 (2010)) in which a model for nitroxide motion in an aliphatic environment was proposed. Tsiga will be extending this project to encompass a greater diversity of sites on α-helical membrane proteins using multiple nitroxide side chains, EPR linewidth simulations and X-ray crystallography on a model system α-helical membrane protein, LeuT.