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Accelerated B.S./Ph.D. Program: Current Students
Anthony Bishop
Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology

I entered the BS/PHD program in spring 2012 with the intent of obtaining a PhD in Biochemistry. After rotating through three different labs, I settled on a project characterizing the formation of fibrils of a protein implicated in HIV transmission in males. I am currently using solution state NMR as well as molecular dynamics simulations to characterize the structure of the moomeric state of the peptide and with luck find a conformation of the monomer that leads to fibril formation.

At the undergraduate level, I am majoring in Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology. Originally I went to RPI to major in Biology and planned on using this degree to later study Botany at graduate school. After my freshman year I became fascinated by how incredible and versatile proteins are and I decided to change to my current major so I could focus on studying them in greater detail. I was hesitant at first, because I had never taken a computer science course before and my new major required them. To my surprise, I enjoyed them so much that I nearly changed to computer science. However, in the end I loved Biology too much to make the switch.

Outside of academics, I am a proud brother of the Delta Phi Fraternity, an associate member of the Beta Beta Beta honor society, and the Chairman of the Union Judicial Board.

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Laurie A. Leshin

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For speaking/appointment requests, please contact Bonnie Carson carsob@rpi.edu
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Associate Dean of Science for Graduate Education
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