Trinity Hamilton, Graduate student
Montana State University
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
226 Chemistry and Biochemistry & Building
Bozeman, MT 59717
As a third year Ph.D. student, I joined the Peters' lab in the Spring of '07. I am one of the few lab members who enjoys the powder days and the mountain summers too much to leave Montana. I have undertaken a project involving the structural and mechanistic characterization of thermally adapted Mo-dependent nitrogenase enzyme, found in thermophilic microorganisms isolated from Yellowstone National Park. More specifically, my research focuses on the thermal adaptation of the Fe and MoFe structural proteins that allow some microorganisms to fix nitrogen at high temperatures. By utilizing Azotobacter vinelandii, these structural proteins from thermophilic microorganisms of interest will be purified and biochemically characterized..
B.S. in Chemistry & Biochemistry, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
B.S. in Cell Biology & Neuroscience, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
INBRE Research Internship
Research Lab Technician, Jesaitis Lab, Microbiology Dept. Montana State University, Bozeman
Purification and characterization of flavocytochrome b and its mechanistic role in superoxide
Sarma, R; Barney, BM; Hamilton, TL; Jones, A; Seefeldt, LC; Peters, JW. Crystal structure of the L protein of Rhodobacter sphaeroides light-independent protochlorophyllide reductase with MgADP bound: a homologue of the nitrogenase Fe protein. Biochemistry 2008; 47: 13004-13015.
Ross M. Taylor, Walid S.A. Maaty, Connie I. Lord, Trinity Hamilton, James B. Burritt, Brian Bothner and Algirdas J. Jesaitis. 2007. Cloning, sequence analysis and confirmation of derived gene sequences for three epitope-mapped monoclonal antibodies against human phagocyte flavocytochrome b. Molecular Immunology, 44, 625-637.