Water-dwelling wonders

De'Jenae' See || Berkeley Discovery

College of Chemistry, Chemical Biology

DéJenaé See researches tardigrades (microscopic water-dwelling animals) because of their profound ability to withstand environmental stressors. Her research focuses on characterizing candidate ice-binding proteins (IBPs) in the freshwater tardigrade species Hypsibius exemplaris. The project utilizes de novo protein structure prediction platforms (Robetta, trRosetta, and RaptorX), protein alignments in PyMOL, and additional Python scripts to compare the candidates against known IBPs in order to predict potential ice-binding activity.

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