The birds and the bees of proteins

CS Professor Sam Cho highlighted on the Wake Forest webpage today with his student Jessica Leuchter. The article highlights their work in modeling the protein Methionyl-tRNA Synthetase.

The birth of a protein is one of the most fundamental aspects of life as we know it, yet, surprisingly, there is still a lot that scientists do not know about them.

Now split-second snapshots of this vital and mysterious process, developed by Samuel Cho, an assistant professor of physics and computer science, and senior Jessica Leuchter (’14), could someday lead to more effective antibiotics.