Henry Seaborne L&S Biological Sciences
Effecrs of Lipid Composition upon C. crescentus Membrane Proteome
All cells have specialized membranes that act as storage vesicles to hold in their essential machinery, sort what comes in and out of their cell, and countless other diverse functions that allow for cell viability. In my lab, we are focused on studying the membranes of the bacteria Caulobacter Crescentus because its unique ability to survive without a component that normally defers cell life or death. My project is working on categorizing how protein composition changes between normal and mutated Caulobacter Crescentus. and whether there’s a mechanism allowing for viability despite a mutated outer membrane.