CHATKENITZ, LINDSAYName: Lindsay Chatkewitz
Title of Project: 
Developing A Novel Selenocysteine Tool Towards Treating Neurodegenerative Disorders
Advisor: Douglas Young
Honors Department: Chemistry

This project aims to explore new methods of treating diseases utilizing the incorporation of unnatural amino acids into proteins. Proteins control almost all of the functions in the cell, and the incorporation of unnatural amino acids allows us to control the proteins.

Hometown: Glenelg, Maryland
Hobbies: Running, reading, working in lab
Fun Fact: I live on a small farm in Maryland where my family raises sheep, goats, and chickens.

 

Follow Lindsay’s research on the W&M Honors Fellowships blog!