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Third tenure-track biochemistry candidate presents

December 8, 2010


Beloit’s third candidate for the tenure-track position in Biochemistry will present a research talk today at 12:30 p.m. in Science Center 349 entitled “Is the white whale's mouth open? A how-to guide for trapping and characterizing transient intermediates of transcription initiation using solutes.”

Theodore J. Gries is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Beloit College.  Dr. Gries studies the enzymes involved in transcription initiation, the first steps in gene expression, and how physiological solutes like glutamate affect enzyme processes. He earned a B.S. in Biochemistry in 2004 from Indiana University and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 2010 from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.