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De Novo Synthetic Protein Modules for Light-Capture and Catalysis

IRG 4Senior Investigators: J. Kent Blasie & P. Leslie Dutton IRG co-leaders; William F. DeGrado, Bohdana M. Discher, Jeffrey G. Saven, Michael J. Therien, & A. Joshua Wand

IRG-4 draws on the rich biological resource of atomic-level structures & functional mechanisms to guide design & synthesis of novel proteins as modular nano-scale materials. These adaptable self-assembling modules will be constructed to couple light-energy to conservative oxidative & reductive catalysis. These modular designed proteins have no peers in material science.

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