Author: Lauren Gandy
Lauren is a PhD candidate of chemistry at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, studying the structural interactions of several protein-protein, protein-glycan and protein-small molecule interactions using various biophysical techniques. She obtained her B.S. in Forensic Biochemistry at the University of Central Florida in 2017.

Detergents are for more than washing dishes

Studying membrane-bound proteins requires stabilizing their structure outside of the membrane – otherwise they fall apart. But our analytical techniques have not risen to the challenge. Sadaf et al. pushes us forward by developing novel detergents for stabilizing membrane proteins.