Mura Lab

at the University of Virginia

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Pretty pictures...
...as we try to understand sequence ↔ structurefunction(/dynamics) in the evolutionary context of the RNA-associated Sm protein superfamily

this page: science | people who do the science
elsewhere: development sandboxes: pymol | vmd

structure: crystal structure of an Sm-like archaeal protein (SmAP) from Pyrobaculum aerophilum


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Crystal structure of Pyrobaculum aerophilum SmAP3

dynamics: truncated octahedral PBCs for MD simulations ...of a DNA–binding NFκB dimer


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dynamics/function: κB DNA element...

...with bound Mg2+ counterions:
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pore of an Sm

...illustrated with lots of lights in PyMOL, achieving "ambient occlusion"-like effect:
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some RNA models

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People (reverse chronological order; click to enlarge and view captions)

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Jen, Collin, Cam after Collin's successful defense; 01may2012
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Collin's DMP thesis defense; 01may2012
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Collin making a point; 01may2012
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grad student Jen Patterson, Collin's project leader; 01may2012
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Dr Brett Kroncke, colleague from the Columbus lab; 01may2012
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Collin at his DMP defense; 01may2012
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Collin's DMP presentation; 21apr2012
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Mura Lab peeps – Cam, Chris, Peter, Eli, Jen; 13apr2012
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Chris and Peter yapping science, 13apr2012
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Jen presenting her poster, 12apr2012, Chem Dept poster session
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Peter presenting his poster, 12apr2012, Chem Dept poster session
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Ellen Schleckman, undergrad
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Chris Lee, MSc student co-advised with Columbus lab
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Eli Chen, research assistant
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Peter, Tomek, & Jen at lunch, Jun 2011, MAMCM
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Peter discussing his poster
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Tomek at poster
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Jen discussing a poster
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Jen in discussion
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Peter and Tomek chowing down
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Jen and Peter chowing down, Jun 2011, MAMCM
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Collin Conrad, ugrad
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Kanishk Jain, ugrad
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Joanna Panecka, visiting grad student Summer '09
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Sarah Ebmeier, ugrad early 2009
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Thien Nguyen, now doing a Biochemistry PhD at UCSD
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Tomek Kabziński
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Marcin Cieślik
Bhaskar Dasgupta
Bhaskar Dasgupta, postdoc 8/2008 → 4/2009
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Colin McCrimmon, undergrad 3/2008 → 7/2010
Arjun Dayal
Arjun Dayal, undergrad 2008
Miles Carey
Miles Carey, undergrad 2008-09
Daryl Banton
Daryl Banton, undergrad 2008-09
Cameron Mura
Cam ~ early 2008
Cam, DC, Mike La Jolla Cove
Cam Mura, Duilio Cascio, Mike Sawaya (UCLA crystallographers), at La Jolla Cove, 16apr2003
Cam UCSD
Cam, postdoc at UCSD, 03jan2003
MBI Room 229
Denizens of MBI Room 229 (Eisenberg lab), UCLA, ~2002
MBI labs hike
Hiking in Malibu hills, UCLA MBI labs (Eisenberg, Yeates, Bowie, Feigon), 11feb2001