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Chemistry

Anticipated Graduation Year

2021

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Abstract

Today, there are approximately 15.5 million people in the United States are living with cancer. Some causes of cancers have been linked to hexavalent chromium. Chromium is a naturally occurring element heavy metal that is used in a variety of industries today. The contamination in drinking water produced by hexavalent chromium poses major health risks including cancers leading to a high-risk of death. A cost-effective method to combat this heavy metal contamination is to conduct more research to identify chromate reductases in nature and improve their activity via bioengineering. This presentation highlights research and goals with chromate reductase YieF.

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Dr. Dali Liu, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Arseniy Butrin, Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Noel Kadamandla, Master Student, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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There was no major option as Biochemistry. My major is biochemistry and not chemistry. I apologize, I accidentally submitted this twice by pressing the enter key on my laptop. This is the actual submission for Samantha Linek.

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Investigation and Bioengineering of Chromate Reductase YieF for Heavy Metal Detoxification and Bioremediation

Today, there are approximately 15.5 million people in the United States are living with cancer. Some causes of cancers have been linked to hexavalent chromium. Chromium is a naturally occurring element heavy metal that is used in a variety of industries today. The contamination in drinking water produced by hexavalent chromium poses major health risks including cancers leading to a high-risk of death. A cost-effective method to combat this heavy metal contamination is to conduct more research to identify chromate reductases in nature and improve their activity via bioengineering. This presentation highlights research and goals with chromate reductase YieF.