In our recent publication in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, we discuss a computational and experimental examination of glycosylated linker function in multi-modular cellulases. We outline the exciting discovery that cellulase linkers may serve to enhance binding of the enzyme to the cellulose surface through dynamic binding. This finding may prove useful in developing protein engineering strategies for enhanced biomass conversion. This publication, our second in PNAS this year, was featured on the University of Kentucky College of Engineering webpage.
Announcements regarding research, publication, and successes of the Payne research group members
My research is currently featured on the UK College of Engineering webpage. The photo was taken in front of the new UK cluster, DLX. http://www.engr.uky.edu/news/2013/01/faculty-spotlight-interview-with-christina-payne/