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Michael C. Thompson

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Michael Thompson
Professional Title: 
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Thrust 1
Castle, Bldg 1200, Room 96
  • 2014-2020: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Francisco, Advisor: James Fraser
  • 2008-2014: Ph.D. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, Advisor: Todd Yeates
  • 2003-2007: B.A. Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, Advisor: Tom Alber
Research Interests: 
  • Atomic-scale mechanisms of "molecular thermometers" that allow living systems to sense and respond to temperature
  • Catalytic mechanisms of natural and engineered enzymes
  • Method development for structural biology and biophysics, with an emphasis on X-ray crystallography


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