Iron Wars: A Ferrous HopeIron Wars: A Ferrous Hopehttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/105672KINSC Hilles 109 2010-03-17T16:30:002010-03-17T18:00:00
March 17, 4:30PM
KINSC Hilles 109
Young Academic Alumni Lecture Series Talk by Matthew Sazinsky '99, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Pomona College
The Library and the Office of Alumni Relations present a Young Academic Alumni Lecture Series talk by Matthew Sazinsky '99, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Pomona College, entitled Iron Wars: A Ferrous Hope.
Metal ions such as iron, copper and zinc are essential micronutrients required for all life, however, if mismanaged can result in disease or cell death. As such, organisms have evolved numerous mechanisms to meticulously accumulate these precious resources from the environment and each other. This talk will explore iron homeostasis and methodologies by which bacteria and mammals quietly wage war on each other to obtain this growth limiting nutrient.
Matt Sazinsky, a native of southern New Jersey, graduated in 1999 from Haverford with a B.S. in chemistry. Having developed a strong interest in bioinorganic chemistry, he joined Stephen Lippard's lab at MIT where he earned his Ph.D. in 2004 by investigating hydrocarbon activation by diiron monoxygenases. Soon after, he moved to Northwestern University as a NIH post-doctoral fellow where trained in membrane protein crystallography and investigated structures of copper-transporting ATPases. Since the fall of 2007, has been an assistant professor of chemistry at Pomona College where he currently researches iron enzymes and ferrous ion transporters.
Tea at 4:15 pm - Lecture at 4:30 pm
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