2 years salary plus $95K startup
Liz Ottinger joins
the "Kenyon family,"
with Harvey Lodish
and Maggie Somple '99
Elizabeth Ottinger, Ph.D.
B.A, Franklin and Marshall College, 1989
Ph.D in Chemistry, University
of Minnesota, 1994
NIH Postdoctoral Fellow
at Harvard Medical School, 1994-1997
Classes taught at Kenyon:
Organic Chemistry, Advanced Biochemistry, Introduction to Chemical Research
Advanced Biochemistry class.
This is a new course I have developed as an advanced seminar on current
topics in Cell Signal Tranduction. The course takes a structural
biology approach of trying to understand structure-function relationships
of proteins in intracellular communication networks. The course also
looks from a chemist's perspective, incorporating aspects of drug design
using small organic molecules. Students focus on current literature
articles to learn about present research directions.
Research at Kenyon.
I study protein-protein interactions and structure-function relationships,
focusing on proteins involved in tyrosine kinase signal transduction.
Determining the specificity
of binding modules of proteins in the hopes of developing small molecule
of enzymes using peptide model systems to understand mechanisms of regulation.
Students in Research.
In my first year at Kenyon, I have worked with
Erin Wimmers '99, Eva McClellan, and Greg Stone. This summer, Erin
Wimmers '99 will work with me as a Summer Science Scholar. My research
projects enable students to apply chemical synthesis and biochemistry to
problems in biology.
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