The ability to unboil an egg doesn't just give you something awesome to share at the next family get together. The methodology and concept behind unboiling the egg holds great promise for advancing our understanding of proteins and how they function. In a refreshing talk, the story behind how researchers unboiled the egg is shared and elaborated upon.
Gregory Weiss is a Professor of Chemical Biology in the Departments of Chemistry and also Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at UCI. He earned a BS from UC Berkeley and a PhD from Harvard University. His undergraduate and graduate research focused on the development of heterocyclic mimics of peptides. In 2000, he joined the faculty at UCI where his laboratory focuses on the interface between chemistry and biology, including the study of membrane proteins and bioelectronics. Tenured in 2006, he is a full Professor and former Vice Chair of the Department of Chemistry.
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