Allen Student Gets Banner Honors

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April 5th, 2013

Tianyang (Shasha) Ji’s structure of a Hot-dog thioesterase was chosen as the top banner image of the Brookhaven National Laboratory’s “Rapid Data Collection and Structure Solving at the NSLS:  A Practical Course in Macromolecular X-Ray Diffraction Measurement” (21-26 April 2013).  The Hot-dog Fold superfamily enzymes, which have been studied by the Allen Laboratory for the past 20 years, are represented in all domains of life and are dominated by acyl-thioester hydrolases. Shasha is a second-year graduate student in the Allen Laboratory.  She is a Ph.D. candidate in BU’s Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry Program.