Iris Porat, Ph. D.
Assistant Research Scientist
Ph. D. (2000) Ben Gurion University, Israel.
Address: Department of Microbiology
527 Biological Sciences Bldg.
Athens, GA 30602-2605
COS CV: http://myprofile.cos.com/irisporat
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Personal web site: http://www.oferporat.com/iris/
From the beginning of 2002, working as postdoctoral associate and as assistant research scientist at the laboratory of Dr. William B. Whitman, I performed several molecular biology, genetic, biochemistry and bioinformatic projects studying the archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis. The main project that I have been study is to understand the biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids in M. maripaludis, including finding the genes involved in the pathway and their regulation. In addition I was involved in the differential display proteomics and transcriptome analyses of a hydrogen metabolism mutant of the archaeon M. maripaludis.