Jessica came to Auburn University in August
2015, and she joined the Goodwin Laboratory in January 2016.
Originally, from Colorado Springs, she comes to us by way of
Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, TX. So, not only do she
and Doc hail from the same town, but Jessica carried out her
research under the supervision of Dr. Robert Moore. Yes, that
Robert Moore. After completing his PhD here at Auburn, Dr.
Moore joined the faculty at Wayland. Jessica was a star student in
the classroom and in the lab, so we are very glad to have her
here. In the Goodwin Lab, Jessica is evaluating mechanisms of KatG
catalysis. Her studies are expected to include the pathways of
intramolecular electron transfer in the KatG protein and their
relation to synthesis of the novel Met-Tyr-Trp covalent adduct
cofactor and enzyme activity.