Science Leader Paola Peshkepija '13



Science Leader Paola Peshkepija '13

High School: Wethersfield High School, Wethersfield, CT
Major: Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology

Internships
Summer 2010 - Professor Zimmer's lab; using computational chemistry software to study GFP and GFP-like structures
Summer 2011 - Yale University, Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry as a Sackler Fellow; analyzing protein-protein interactions
Summer 2012 - University of Connecticut Health Center, Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling; digitally mapping the neural pathway of C. elegans

Academic Year Research
2 semesters in Professor Zimmer's computational chemistry lab and 1 semester in Professor Ching's, studying nanostructured manganese oxides

Research Papers
"Function and Structure of GFP-like proteins in the Protein Data Bank." W. J.-H. Ong, S. Alvarez, I. E. Leroux, R. S. Shahid, A. A. Samma, P. Peshkepija, A. L. Morgan, S. Mulcahy, M. Zimmer. Molecular Biosystems, 2011, 7, 984-992.

"Water Diffusion In and Out of the ?-Barrel and the Fast Maturing Fluorescent Protein, TurboGFP." B. Li, R. Shahid, P. Peshkepija, M. Zimmer. Chem. Phys., 2012, 392, 143-148.

Research Posters
Shahid, Ramza; Peshkepija, Paola; Zimmer, Marc; “GFP-like structures in the PDB – Natural Function & Cavity Effects.” Mercury Conference on Computational Chemistry, Hamilton College, August 1-3, 2010

Li, Binsen; Shahid, Ramza; Peshkepija, Paola; Zimmer, Marc; “Water Diffusion In and Out of the ?-Barrel and the Fast Maturing Fluorescent Protein, TurboGFP.” New England Science Symposium, Harvard Medical School, April 1, 2011. (Poster recognized with the Ruth and William Silen, M.D. Award, Honorable Mention)

Li, Binsen; Shahid, Ramza; Peshkepija, Paola; Zimmer, Marc; “Water Diffusion In and Out of the ?-Barrel and the Fast Maturing Fluorescent Protein, TurboGFP.” Sigma Xi, North East Research Symposium, Stony Brook University, April 9, 2011.

Peshkepija, Paola; Shahid, Ramza; "Analyzing Protein-Protein Interactions: Investigating Binding of CTPR390(MMY) With Peptide MEEVF."
Sackler Fellowship Program Presentations, Yale University, August 2011.

Conferences Attended
Mercury Conference on Computational Chemistry, Hamilton College, August 1-3, 2010
New England Science Symposium, Harvard Medical School, April 1, 2011

Contact Information: 

Salem Harry
sharry@conncoll.edu

Office of Admission
860-439-2200