Ever since Nathan Sanford first heard about crystallography (the study of the arrangement of atoms in solids) in an undergraduate class, he was hooked. Nathan decision to become a crystallographer was cemented by his recent year-long experience in the University of Massachusetts Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP). He took part in the program after earning his B.S. in chemistry and molecular biology from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in May, 2012.
Nathan Sanford is a PhD graduate student at the University of Connecticut, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Molecular and Cell Biology, under advisor Dr. Victoria Robinson. Research Project: Determining atomic models of various components of the endoplasmic recticulum mitochondria encounter structure (ERMES) complex using protein X-ray crystallography, under advisor Dr. Victoria Robinson.