Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory

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User Projects

The following is a list of projects that have been active over the past three years.
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Lead Institution: University of Utah
Principal Investigator: Christopher Hill
Our goal is to determine the structure of heptameric AAA+ ATPase Bcs1 bound to its native substrate Rip1. Rip1 is a critical component of the Complex III of mitochondrial electron transport chain. To be incorporated into Complex III, Rip1 first...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Arun Devaraj
Solid phase processing (SPP) of alloys using shear-deformation results in nanoscale metastable phases and enhanced mechanical properties. High-speed mass and energy transfer during such process makes the atomic-scale mechanisms in solid phase...
Lead Institution: University of British Columbia
Principal Investigator: Natalie Strynadka
Wall teichoic acid (WTA) is a Gram-positive bacterial cell wall polymer with roles in host cell adherence and coordination of essential physiological processes including cell division and peptidoglycan synthesis. Importantly, the biogenesis of WTA...
Lead Institution: University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Principal Investigator: Alex Vecchio
Elongation of very long chain fatty acids (VLCFAs) in mammals is directed by membrane proteins called ELOngation of Very Long chain fatty acids (ELOVLs). ELOVLs catalyze the first and rate-limiting step in VLCFA elongation, and these VLCFAs confer...
Lead Institution: New York University School of Medicine
Principal Investigator: Da-Neng Wang
We will aim to determine the structures of two membrane transporters. (I) Na+-free form of the Na+-dependent dicarboxylate transporter VcINDY, a bacterial homolog of the human liver citrate transporter that is implicated in obesity. In the 2019 fall...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Robert Dagle
The overall objective of this study is to investigate a recent catalyst innovation that enables the stable conversion of methane to CO2-free H2 and solid carbon co-product. The solid carbon co-product is selectively formed as carbon nanotubes (CNT...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Simone Raugei
We propose to use EMSL supercomputing resources to computationally design and predict new catalysts for energy storage reactions, as well as model the interface between electrodes and catalyst. This work is part of the DOE-funded Center for...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Niranjan Govind
This is a multi-pronged proposal aimed at theoretical developments and modeling of a variety of spectroscopies (UV/Vis, XAS, XES, EELS, NMR, EPR and Raman) relevant to charge transfer and transport in photoactivated processes, characterization of...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Xuebin Wang
We propose to investigate solution phase species and chemistry in the gas phase using the home-made cryogenic and temperature-dependent photoelectron spectrometer in combination with ab initio theoretical computations. The subjects include but not...
Lead Institution: Washington State University
Principal Investigator: Jean-Sabin McEwen
Tackling climate change and environmental protection is one of the chief Sustainable Development Goals identified by United Nation at the nexus of social and economic factors across the globe. Lignocellulosic biomass has been recognized as the...