David J. Burban

Graduate Student

email: dburban (at) ucsd.edu


Research Description

Since the discovery of knotted proteins, these proteins have become a fascinating area of study in the field of protein folding. These studies have yielded some interesting results, including the discovery that no chaperone is involved in the knotting of the structure, and that the knot formation happens late in the folding process. My research focuses on the in vitro aspect of knotted protein folding, utilizing Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and folding experiments to gain further insight into these intriguing knotted topologies.