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PhD structural biology. I do bioinformatics in the SF bay area. Interested in systems / synthetic biology, expression analysis and machine learning.

Working with a Biotech Accelerator in the East Bay. http://www.meetup.com/Berkeley-Biolabs/

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Oct
20
reviewed Leave Open Is the activity of enzymes in the human body affected by the outer temperature?
Oct
20
reviewed Leave Open Why do fungi need water?
Oct
20
comment Vaccination and population dynamics of an epidemic
I can imagine a model that explicitly tracks individuals and disease transmission events would work better. Its not my field though, I'm just reading what you have here.
Oct
18
revised How does protein denaturation work?
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Oct
18
comment How does protein denaturation work?
i could go on about protein engineering. heres an example refrerence ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2242557
Oct
18
comment How does protein denaturation work?
added references. i misunderstood what you meant by electromagnetic field. the specific arrangement of charges can be quite important to a protein... usually this is seen as direct couloumbic repulsion or complementarity. most of the long range electrical fields from protein charges affect how proteins interact with each other. a harder question to answer definitively.
Oct
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
17
answered How does protein denaturation work?
Oct
11
reviewed Satisfactory Why has grey hair evolved?
Oct
8
reviewed Leave Open Help me understand how the thyroid secretes
Oct
7
reviewed Leave Open What makes living beings alive?
Oct
5
reviewed Leave Open Whats the difference between voltage gated and ligand gated neurons?
Oct
5
comment How many proteins are synthesized in human body throughout life?
you will probably want to take a mean lifetime of human cells - some of them are very slow growing and life practically forever, others relatively short - just a few days. (blood cells and male gametes for instance). the amount of protein synthesis would also similarly vary. a single cell type with good measurements would be good to see..
Oct
5
comment Can Galactose be synthesized with photosynthesis?
you ask, you learn...
Oct
3
comment programmatic fast search of 100-1000 short reads to a public server and obtain list of nearby genes
i think if you have your script slow down and submit the searches over a longer amount of time this can work with blat/blast
Oct
3
comment Can Galactose be synthesized with photosynthesis?
i suspect that this is only true if you expect the galactose to be made directly by carbon fixation from photosynthesis. galactose and other sugars are often made by enzymes that convert from one type of sugar to another...
Oct
2
revised Given ATP synthase's structure, how can 3.33 protons ultimately synthesize one and only one ATP?
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Oct
2
reviewed Leave Open How can I find a complete human genome file
Oct
2
comment How can I find a complete human genome file
id think a dynamic display might work, showing segments at a time...
Oct
2
answered Empirical evidence for Group Selection?