Brown Bag Lecture ‘More Than Muscle: What Can We Build Out of Protein?’ March 26

Eva Balog

LANL News:

 

Eva Balog of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, will talk about proteins and amino acids’ potential future uses in a Brown Bag Lecture noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 26 at the Bradbury Science Museum.

 

The talk, titled “More Than Muscle: What Can We Build Out of Protein?” will focus on the use of proteins for nanomaterials, nanomachines and nanoreactors. Balog will talk about the use of protein polymers in place of synthetic polymers for tissue engineering. She also will discuss how protein-based nanomaterials could be the future of flexible, biocompatible electronic devices.

 

The Brown Bag Lecture series is free and open to the public; attendees are welcome to bring their lunch to the talk.

 

About the Speaker

 

Balog is a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from the California Institute of Technology in 2006 and completed her doctoral studies in protein biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2012. Her current research focuses on developing genetically engineered polymers for regenerative medicine and optoelectronic applications.

 

About the Bradbury Science Museum

 

Mensa, an internationally recognized high-IQ society, named the Bradbury Science museum as one of the top 10 “Favorite Science Museums.”

 

All events at the Bradbury Science Museum are free and open to the public. Bradbury Science Museum is at 1350 Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m., Sunday and Monday.

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