May 21, 2009

Matthew Liptak receives NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship


Matthew D. Liptak has been awarded a National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Fellowship. The award is based on his proposal entitled "NMR and DFT Investigation of Porphyrin Conformation in Cytochromes c."

Prior to coming to Rochester, Matt received his BA in 2003 at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY. As an undergraduate, he was a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar in 2002. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the direction of Thomas C. Brunold in 2008. He is currently a member of the Bren Research Group.

In his postdoctoral research, Matt integrates past training in computational chemistry and physical inorganic chemistry with developing skills in NMR of paramagnetic biomolecules to gain a deeper understanding of factors that determine paramagnetic shifts of heme nuclei in proteins.