B.Sc., King’s College, University of London
Ph.D., King’s College, University of London
Postdoctoral, Brandeis University, Waltham , MA
Photochemistry and photobiology of synthetic and biological pigments including rhodopsins;
protein structural analysis using spectrophotometric techniques; photochemistry and
high-energy radiation chemistry of organic compounds in solution; bacterial phototaxis
and chemotaxis; radiation safety and biohazards.
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Ebrey, T. G. , Frauenfelder, H. , Honig, B. and Nakanishi, K. , University of Illinois
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of Halobacterium halobium',Current Microbiology, 13, 209-213.
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tryptophanyl fluorescence: Evidence for aqueous accessibility or a hydrogen-bonded
chain',Photochemistry and Photo¬biology, 42, 541-547.
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dependence of the phototactic response of Halobact¬erium halobium', Current Microbiology,
Plotkin, B. J. and Sherman, W. V. (1984) `Spectral heteroge¬neity in protein fluorescence
of bacteriorhodopsin' Biochemistry, 23, 5353 - 5¬360.