SURIC Mentor in Chemistry
Name: Maria Luisa Tasayco
Office Location: MR-1336
Ph.D. State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1989
Research Topic(s) Summary:
Our research addresses relevant biological questions involving molecular recognition, protein folding and stability.
Description of Research:
We are currently studying the role of cytosolic human thioredoxin in cancer cells, the structural biology of immunologically active protein fragments, the electrostatic contributions to protein stability, the mechanism of oligomerization, and natively unstructured proteins. Our approach is interdisciplinary and involves: The use of complementary tools from molecular and cell biology, microbiology, protein chemistry, biochemistry, and biophysics. Calorimetry and spectroscopies such as fluorescence, circular dichroism, and nuclear magnetic resonance constitute the backbone of our biophysical studies of proteins and protein fragments. Check her personal page.