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Name: Jesslyn Park

Major: Chemistry

 

Park, JesslynJesslyn Park is from Charleston, SC, where she graduated from Academic Magnet High School. At Winthrop, she was a chemistry major and member of the laboratory of Dr. Jason Hurlbert.  The aim of her undergraduate research was to structurally characterize bacterial enzymes that degrade hemicellulosic sugars, which are found in plant cell walls.  This understanding may help elucidate mechanisms of plant pathogenicity or inform biocatalyst design for biofuel production.

 

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