Brandon Butler

REU Student, Summer 2016
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REU project: Substrate diversification and characterization of protein acetyl-CoenzymeA synthase (ACS) to generate precursors for biorenewable chemicals
I will primarily be using site specific mutagenesis to take ACS from Arabidopsis thaliana and change the carboxylate binding pocket specificity towards larger and possibly functionally different molecules.

School: Mississippi State University
Major: Chemical Engineering
Year: Senior
Mentor: Naazneen Sofeo, PhD student, Nikolau research group

Area of Expertise: 
Chemical Engineering