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Gloria Borgstahl

Gloria Borgstahl
Dr. Gloria Borgstahl is a Professor in the Eppley Institute in Cancer Research and Allied Diseases at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). She obtained her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 1992 at the University of Iowa. Dr. Borgstahl was a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Getzoff and Dr. Tainer at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA from 1992-94 and with Dr. Terwilliger at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM from 1994-96. In 1996 she joined the Chemistry Department at the University of Toledo as an Assistant Professor. In 2002 she was tenured and joined the Eppley Institute where she established an outstanding X-ray crystallography facility. She is an expert in macromolecular crystallography and knowledgeable in all aspects of protein expression, purification, crystallization, X-ray diffraction, and structure determination.
 

Managers

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Carol Kolar
Mrs. Kolar is a multidisciplinary researcher with over 30 years of experience. As manager of both the PrEP and CSG labs, she is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day progress of projects, as well as performing experiments in recombinant protein production for X-ray crystallography and NMR studies. She delegates tasks to the other ESBF technicians, helps troubleshoot,  communicates issues to ESBF directors and users, and sets the agenda for the biweekly staff meetings.

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Jeff Lovelace
Mr. Lovelace is a Research Associate, and is the X-ray Crystallography Facility Manager. He is a bioengineer with expertise in computer science and automation, as well as experience in single crystal X-ray diffraction and SAXS. He has received training in maintaining X-ray equipment and in data collection from Rigaku, and performed research at several national synchrotron facilities. He is responsible for training new users, aiding in data collection and processing, keeping the X-ray system, crystallization robots and the lab information systems running smoothly.

Technicians

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Jake Remsza
 
Mr. Remsza received a B.S. in Chemistry at Bradley University in 2013 and started working in the PrEP laboratory in 2015. He has been trained to over express recombinant proteins in bacteria and purify them using column chromatography for NMR studies. He has worked closely with Dr. Borgstahl, gaining expertise in working with intrinsically disordered and membrane proteins. He also maintains the laboratory equipment, including performing weekly preventive maintenance on our AKTA Explorer and FPLC.
 
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