I studied the molecular mechanisms of ultraviolet radiation mitigation (UVR) in the terrestrial cyanobacterium Nostoc punctiforme ATCC 29133, which produces the indole-alkaloid sunscreen scytonemin and differentiates into motile filaments (hormogonia). While the early stages of scytonemin biosynthesis were known, the late stages were not.
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- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2021
- Field of study: Molecular and Cellular Biology