Hui Xu joined the Department of Chemistry and
Biochemistry in the Fall of 2013, and she joined the Goodwin
laboratory in May of 2014. Hui Xu's undergraduate degree is in
Health Sciences, so this represents a considerable shift in
emphasis for her. In addition to taking courses above and beyond
those taken by our typical graduate students, Hui has been
evaluating the role of a specific tyrosine residue in KatG for its
part in off-mechanism electron transfer and inactivation of KatG.
So far, her studies have taken her into site-directed mutagenesis,
steady-state kinetic evaluation, and most recently, stopped-flow
rapid reaction analyses.