Jonathan McMurry

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  Assistant professor of biochemistry Jonathan McMurry is conducting groundbreaking research…

Georgia (Jul 20, 2010) —  

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Assistant professor of biochemistry Jonathan McMurry is conducting groundbreaking research thanks to new biomolecular equipment purchased with NSF and NIH grants. The latest additions to the university’s science labs –– a sophisticated automated machine that purifies proteins and an optical biosensor that analyzes in real time how proteins interact with one another –– have allowed researchers such as McMurry to take scientific inquiry at KSU to new heights. McMurry has received half a million dollars in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the past four years to study how infectious bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella move around. Knowledge of how toxic microorganisms move about can shed light on how they cause disease.



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