Jess Behringer


Jess Behringer
BS, Biology
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA
PhD Student in Genetics
David Walt, PhD, Adviser





Protein translation plays a significant role in the health and survival of single-celled organisms. In fact, many unicellular organisms, such as bacteria, have evolved to employ ribosomal mistranslation as a mechanism to survive when attacked by antibiotics or other antimicrobial drugs. The focus of my research is to further investigate this mechanism by measuring the rate of protein mistranslation in bacterial systems. I am currently using a bacterial cell-free system to express protein and use SiMoA, a single-molecule array technology pioneered by the Walt Lab, to detect single-molecule levels of mistranslated protein.

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