Wayne joins the Zamble group as a MSc. Student. Welcome Wayne!
All organisms employ inorganic elements for life, but with distinct requirements. For example, many pathogenic bacteria use nickel as an essential nutrient, taking advantage of the nickel ions that we ingest in a normal diet. These unique nickel pathways provide attractive targets for the design of new antibiotics, and a fundamental understanding of these factors is necessary to achieve such a goal. In the Zamble lab we are studying how Nature uses transition metals, with a particular focus on the biological chemistry of nickel. We apply a multidisciplinary approach while drawing methods from fields such as protein chemistry, microbiology, structural biology, and inorganic spectroscopy.
Tam and Nick joins the Zamble group as undergraduate students. Welcome Tam and Nick!