Project #1 – Calmodulin/ Calcium-binding Proteins – This project involves the
isolation and characterization of calcium-binding proteins from
plant tissues and bovine brain.
1. Development of novel student lab protocals for the rapid
isolation of calcium-binding proteins, including
calmodulin, from soft plant tissues.
2. Characterization of this plant calmodulin, as well as additional
calcium-binding proteins, from these plant tissues.
3. Identification of potential calmodulin-binding proteins from
these same sources.
4.Comparison of these calcium-binding proteins with similar
from bovine brain.
Project #2 -- Metal-Ion Catalyzed Dephosphorylation Reactions