FIP Seminar: From fluctuations to function: The role of dynamics in gene expression and biomolecular function
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hudson Hall 125
Dr. Ruben Gonzalez - Professor, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University
Ruben Gonzalez graduated cum laude from Florida International University (FIU) with a B.S. in Chemistry and Biochemistry in 1995. While at FIU, Ruben did undergraduate research with Prof. Stephen Winkle in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, where he investigated the thermodynamics and kinetics of protein and carcinogen binding to unusual DNA structures. Notably, Ruben's research in Prof. Winkle's laboratory demonstrated that RNA polymerases could specifically recognize unusual DNA structures formed at the junction of B- and Z-form DNA.