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Dr. Steven Wilkinson

Assistant Professor


Molecular Biology


Post-Doctoral - University of California, San Diego, 2005-2008
Ph.D.  (Biochemistry) Louisiana State University, 2005
B.S. - The College of William & Mary, 1995

Office:  Baker Center - Bldg. 180 - 417

Phone:  (805) 756-1624


Research Interests

  1. Protein stabilization mediated by compatible solutes (osmolytes)
    • Development of structure- and activity-based biochemical assays of protein stability
    • Characterization of osmolyte-dependent protein stability for multiple protein models
    • Investigation of stabilization mechanisms
  2. Biochemical characterization of transcriptional regulators from the radiation-resistant bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans
    • Cloning, overexpression and purification of putative gene regulatory proteins
    • Characterization of DNA- and ligand-binding properties
    • Analysis of molecular mechanisms and gene regulatory functions.

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