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October 19, 2006
Dr. Yousif Shamoo, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Rice University, 10-20-06
Dr. Yousif Shamoo is Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Rice University in Houston, TX. Dr. Shamoo uses structural biology to investigate a wide range of areas including sequence-specific RNA recognition, DNA replication, and molecular evolution of microbial populations. Using in vivo molecular evolution,
Dr. Shamoo's research team is studying how an organism mutates an essential gene as a response to changes in its environment. The experiments follow populations of mutant bacteria as they compete for survival, and his research group uses x-ray crystallography to examine both the winners and losers.
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