Trevor Beard, Graduate student
Montana State University
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
224 Chemistry and Biochemistry & Building
Bozeman, MT 59717
I joined the Laboratory of Dr. John Peters in 2007 as a reseach technician, but quickly joined the lab as a graduate student beginning in fall of 2008. My recent work has been in characterizing the activities of hydrogenase maturase HydG and HydE on the the scaffold protein HydF. My work has largely been in the spectroscopic characterization of HydF after it has been acted on by HydE or HydG. My other areas of research are in examining the arguements made on various theories pertaining to the origin of life. I have been working on weighing these arguements both for their scientific merit as well as their logical standing.
B.S. in Microbiology, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Research TechnicianLaboratory of Dr. John Peters
Undergraduate Research Assistant Laboratory of Dr. James Burritt
Undergraduate Research Assistant Laboratory of Dr. Gill Geesey
Laboratory Technician Laboratory director Dr. Heidi Hickes
Boyd, E.S., R.A. Jackson, G. Encarnacion, J.A. Zahn, T.E. Beard, W.D. Leavitt, Y. Pi, C.L. Zhang, A. Pearson, and G.G. Geesey. 2007. Isolation, characterization, and ecology of sulfur-respiring Crenarchaeota inhabiting acid-sulfate-chloride geothermal springs in Yellowstone National Park. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 73 (20): 6669-6677.
S. E. McGlynn, T. E. Beard, J. B. Broderick, and J. W. Peters. “Life's Origins: Potential for Radical Mediated Cyanide Production on the Early Earth” (2010.). Journal of Cosmology
K.D. Swanson, B.R. Duffus, T.E. Beard, J.W. Peters, and J.B. Broderick. “Cyanide and Carbon Monoxide Ligand Formation in Hydrogenase Biosynthesis” (2011) European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry