Grace Kroner

Ph.D. Student

Areas of Interest

I am studying the E. coli global transcription regulator, Lrp, which effects approximately 10% of E. coli genes.  The regulator is involved in the transition between starving and rich conditions and is specifically co-regulated by leucine as well as several other amino acids.  Lrp is known to form higher order structures with varying effects on regulation and amino acid binding.  In my research, I plan to study the mechanism of Lrp regulation in order to better understand the interconnecting roles of amino acid binding and oligomerization.

Mentor:  Dr. Peter Freddolino

Honors & Awards

ASBMB Travel Grant (April 2017)
Rackham Travel Grant (August 2016)
Program in Biomedical Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award (2016)
Anthony and Lillian Lu Award (2016)
Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research (January 2016)
Cellular Biotechnology Training Program Fellowship (September 2015 – August 2017)
Rackham Graduate Student Research Pre-candidate Grant (June 2015)

Published Articles or Reviews

Fick RJ, Kroner GM, Nepal B, Magnani R, Horowitz S, Houtz RL, Scheiner S, Trievel RC. Sulfer-Oxygen Chalcogen Bonding Mediates AdoMet Recognition in the Lysine Methyltransferase SET7/9.  ACS Chem Biol 2016 Jan 12 (Epub ahead of print)


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