Visiting Asst. Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Professor Rebecca Taurog received her B.S. at Brandeis University, completing a senior thesis with Thomas C. Pochapsky. She obtained her Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in the laboratory of Rowena G. Matthews. She then did postdoctoral research at The Scripps Research Institute primarily in the laboratory of John (Jack) E. Johnson and briefly with Anette Schneemann.
Prof. Taurog’s research focuses on macromolecular structure and function, as well as molecular and cellular biology, particularly as they relate to viruses, archaea, and bacteria. Her laboratory investigates the conformational changes that the multi-domain enzyme cobalamin-dependent methionine synthase undergoes during catalysis using electron microscopy. She is also interested in understanding the viral lifecycle of Sulfolobus Islandicus Rod-shaped Virus in its thermophilic, acidophilic archaeal host.
CHEM 322 - Biochemistry of Macromolecules (Fall 2012)
INTD - HIV/AIDS: Science, Society, Myth, and Morality (Winter 2013)
CHEM 313 - Biochemistry Lab (Spring 2013)
400-level CHEM - Macromolecular Structure and Function (Spring 2013)