Hi, I am Qiuju (Sarah) Zhang from Wuhan, Hubei province in China. I received my Ph.D. in genetics from Wuhan University in 2007.
I joined the Kappock lab as a research assistant on March 1, 2014. Prior to joining the Kappock lab, I was a research associate in Dr. Jue Chen’s lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at Purdue.
In my current research I am trying to use protein biochemistry and yeast genetics methods to identify the protein factor(s) responsible for the insertion of an iron-sulfur cluster (ISC) during the maturation of phosphoribosyl pyrophosphate (PRPP) amidotransferase (PPAT), the highly regulated first enzyme of de novo purine nucleotide biosynthesis.