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ORCID

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4166-384X

Access Type

Open Access Thesis

Document Type

thesis

Embargo Period

12-17-2020

Degree Program

Chemistry

Degree Type

Master of Science (M.S.)

Year Degree Awarded

2021

Month Degree Awarded

February

Abstract

This thesis evaluates the organization of the structural proteins, Human Gamma D crystallin and Collagen type II, into higher-order structures using light scattering. Specifically, it evaluates the natures of incipient aggregation in Human Gamma D crystallin and the nature of its interactions with CAPEGn, an electrostatic blocker. Additionally, this thesis evaluates whether Collagen type II growth kinetics follows Classical nucleation theory.

First Advisor

Muthukumar Murugappan

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