No molecule is ever alone, so Suzette wants to understand how different types RNA folds in the presence of binding partners, like small and big proteins, inside and outside complex molecular machines and when surrounded by different types of counterions and ligands. Outside the lab, Suzette loves spending time with her family in their backyard; when bored with that she practices top rope rock climbing or running from zombies (using the Zombies Run app).
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Favorite beamtime snack
Pepsi and coffee (decaf also works)
Shuo develops innovative methods to investigate structural dynamics of biomolecules (proteins and nucleic acids) using advanced X-ray sources. He is also interested in advanced cleanroom fabrication methods to build microfluidic devices. Outside of the lab, Shuo likes short road-trips to explore historical sites and local eateries.
George studies non-coding RNA structure and RNA-protein interactions using solution X-ray scattering, single-molecule spectroscopy, and computational modelling. He enjoys painting, video games, and cooking.