Erin Gallagher.

Graduate Student
University of California, Berkeley

M.S. Chemical Engineering, 2011
University of California, Berkeley

B.S. Chemical Engineering, 2009
Case Western Reserve University

Office Location: 473A Tan Hall
Office Telephone: 510-643-8340
Office Fax: 510-643-1228

Proteins are good candidates for the fabrication of self-assembled nanoscale devices dues to 1) the ability to self-orient, 2) a defined sequence-structure relationship, and 3) the ability to interact with both organic and inorganic molecules, acting as a structural framework for advanced materials. Current protein templates for nanoscale device fabrication are limited to natural molecules, owing to difficulties associated with generating new full-domain protein shapes. I am working to generate a collection of adjustable protein parts that can be combined to produce structural assemblies beyond existing architectures, using the filamentous chaperone gamma-prefoldin as a structural foundation.