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Structural Bioengineering of Photosynthesis

Cheryl A. Kerfeld is the Hannah Distinguished Professor of Structural Bioengineering in the DOE Plant Research Laboratory and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Michigan State University. She also holds appointments with the Physical Biosciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Berkeley Synthetic Biology Institute. Her research group focuses on structure-based characterization and engineering of photoprotection and the carbon concentrating mechanism in cyanobacteria; her group is also developing bacterial microcompartment-based systems for metabolic engineering. The Kerfeld group combines methods in bioinformatics, cellular imaging, synthetic and structural biology for the engineering bacterial metabolism. Cheryl received her BA in Biology and English from the University of Minnesota, has a Master’s in English Literature from the University of Minnesota via Regents’ Scholars Program and a PhD in Biology from UCLA.

This presentation was delivered to the Michigan State University Board of Trustees on June 17, 2015

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