Dante Avalos

Dante Avalos

2nd Year Graduate Student in Biophysics
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I am generally interested in understanding how enzymes operate on a mechanistic level. In the Drennan Lab, I use primarily X-ray crystallography coupled with other biophysical methods to elucidate mechanisms of metalloenzymes. Currently, I am working on a Radical S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) enzyme involved in the biosynthesis of  an antiviral compound. This information will be key in understanding the unique biochemical reactions catalyzed by the Radical SAM enzyme superfamily. 

Contact Information

Laboratory of Professor Catherine L. Drennan
Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 68-680, Cambridge, MA 02139