Our paper investigating how bilayer vesicles containing diblock copolymers enhance the cell-free expression and folding of a mechanosensitive channel protein is out in PNAS. The work was led by Miranda Jacobs and reveals the role of membrane surface area and the membrane area expansion modulus in enhancing protein folding efficiency and yield. Great job by Kamat Lab members, Miranda and Maggie! Check out a write-up on the work here.
The last 3 cities Neha has moved to (Philadelphia, Boston, and now Chicago!) have won the World Series within the year! Go Cubs!