Congratulations to Jim Xu, winner of the 2022 Horst Schulz Award from the CUNY Ph.D. Program in Biochemistry, given each year to the student in the program with the best first-authored paper of the preceding year. Jim’s Biophysical Journal paper “Volume and Compressibility Differences Between Protein Conformations Revealed by High-Pressure NMR” was an elegant demonstration of how high pressure solution NMR can examine proteins undergoing conformational change in the NMR tube – here between two conformers with a slipped beta-strand – and access information about both of these two states and the transition state intermediate between them. It was a treat to work on this with Jim and the two other co-authors, Donald and Jim, and we’re proud that the work has gotten this recognition!
More details here: https://asrc.gc.cuny.edu/headlines/2022/03/ph-d-candidate-and-cuny-asrc-structural-biology-initiative-student-awarded-the-2022-horst-schulz-award-in-biochemistry/.