About the Author 

  • M.S. Biochemistry Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • B.SBMB, Chemistry The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
RESEARCH Graduate Research, Texas A&M 2012-2013

  • Quantum mechanical chemical shift calculations on cadmium compounds and cadmium binding proteins.

  • Crystallized protein kinase C C2 domain with cadmium bound. (4L1L).
  • Florescence spectroscopy

Morales, KA, Yang, Y, Long, Z, Li, P, Taylor, AB, Hart, PJ, Igumenova, TI (2013) Cd(2+) as a ca(2+) surrogate in protein-membrane interactions: isostructural but not isofunctional. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135: 12980-3.


  • Scanning transmission electron microscopy tomography


  • Internship, GSK Shanghai
  • Chemistry Research: The Pennsylvania State University, University Park
  • Biochemistry Independent Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park
  • Summer Program, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Summer Student, Cumming School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, Grafton, MA
  • Lab Technician, Shenzhen Donghu Hospital, Shenzhen, China
  • Biochemistry lab (BICH412)
  • Genetics lab (GENE302)

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