Christian Andrés Marcelo
Universidad de Chile
Christian A.M. Wilson is an assistant professor of the University of Chile, at the department of biochemistry and molecular biology. He holds a doctorate degree in biochemistry with a postdoctoral training at the University of California at Berkeley under the supervision of professors Carlos Bustamante and Susan Marqusee. His group is focused, among others, on determining the importance of the force associated to the domain movements of different protein to perform their function. He is a young scientist who has participated in several projects as principal investigator and director of the network of studies in biochemistry/biophysics of manipulation of individual molecules. He has had an outstanding role in the development of new methods for measuring enzyme activity, such as a method for measuring the glycogen synthase, enzyme involved in diabetes, which has been used by other investigators. Also, Wilson is a regional expert in the field of single molecule manipulation. He has current collaborations and publications with Chilean, and foreign scientists. Wilson has assembled the first optical tweezers instrument to measure individual molecules in the country.
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TWAS Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Partner (TWAS-LACREP)