Hello! I’m a sophomore majoring in Microbiology. I joined the Cavagnero Group in January 2018, and my project is probing the potential existence of “alternative native states” in proteins. In other words, I am exploring the plasticity of polypeptide native state conformations with the hypothesis that other native states may exist with the same primary structure. Research has taught me a lot and brought me a lot of excitement, and since I’m fairly new to this myself, please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss joining a lab early on in your undergraduate studies!