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Biochemistry. Energy. Photosynthesis.

Our goal is to understand how photosynthesis works so that we can optimize its efficiency and inspire sustainable energy solutions.

We study the biochemical and biophysical properties of photosynthetic proteins in cyanobacteria, green algae, and plants. We are especially interested in Photosystem II, the only enzyme capable of producing O2 from water and sunlight.


Answering our research questions requires an interdisciplinary approach involving techniques from molecular biology, protein biochemistry, spectroscopy, and instrument design. In addition to our own laboratory’s resources, we rely on the LSU College of Science Genomic Facility and Electron Paramagnetic Resonance instrumentation in the LSU Department of Chemistry.

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