The 2018-2019 CREST Conversation will focus on the science of Christine Dunham, winner of the 2019 ASBMB Young Investigator Award. The Dunham laboratory studies the bacterial ribosome, with special emphasis on the regulation of protein synthesis in response to stress.

Phase 1
The Modeling Project

Undergraduates explore research topic and create physical model of protein involved in research.

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Phase 2
CREST Conversations

Undergraduates bring their models to the annual meeting and participate in a “CREST Conversation” with researchers studying the modeled protein(s).

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Phase 3
Faculty Collaborations

Undergraduate faculty collaborate to create student centered-instructional materials.

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Additional Resources

Questions about the CREST Program? Contact Margaret Franzen at or 414-277-2806. We look forward to hearing from you!

The CREST Project is funded by NSF-DUE 1022793 and NSF-DUE 1323414.

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