The genetic code, elucidated in the 1960s through the work of Nirenberg, Ochoa, Khorana and their coworkers, provides a set of molecular instructions for translating nucleic acids into proteins. Through the efforts of our laboratory and others, the code has been “reinterpreted” in various ways to enable the participation of an expanded set of amino acids in cellular protein synthesis. These developments have provided a basis for powerful new approaches to protein design and to spatially and temporally resolved analysis of cellular processes.
H. Tom Soh, Professor of Radiology and Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Pre-Seminar May 22nd, 2018 at 12:15 PM in Clark S361