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Tenure-track Biochemistry research talk

December 1, 2010

Beloit’s first candidate for the tenure-track position in Biochemistry will present a research talk today at 1:30 p.m. in Science Center 301 entitled “Yeast prions: Proteins hijacking the cellular chaperone machinery to become heritable elements.”

Justin K. Hines is currently NIH Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  He studies protein-protein interactions between chaperone and yeast prion proteins as a model for the study of protein misfolding disorders such as “mad-cow” disease. He received a B.S. in Biochemistry in 2004 from Iowa State University and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 2007 from Iowa State University.