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Extremophiles

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Our current research focuses mainly on hyperthermophiles, which are microorganisms that grow near 100°C, and on the roles of metals in microbial metabolism.  In a basic science project, we are using the archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus, which grows up to 103°C, to study the structure and evolution…

The three dimensional structures of proteins or protein complexes can provide important clues concerning protein function and mechanism of action on a molecular level. The Rose laboratory is interested in using molecular biology coupled with X-ray crystallography and other biophysical techniques…

We study CRISPR-Cas immune systems that protect prokaryotes from viruses and provide research tools for important biotechnology and biomedical applications

CRISPR-Cas systems are recently discovered RNA-based adaptive immune systems that control invasions of viruses and other mobile…

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