Your brain: an amazing protein making machine
From the yeast which makes our bread and beer to our fellow humans, thousands of proteins work in concert allowing life to exist. Early work in the 50s revealed that for us to learn and remember, our brain must make new proteins quickly and reliably. Recent advances demonstrate that a number of human diseases such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, are in part, caused by failure to control this on demand protein production.
Originally from the mall lined roads of the suburbs of Chicago, Dr. Donlin-Asp did his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois, followed by two years of research at the National Institutes of Health outside of Washington D.C. and then his doctoral studies at Emory University in Atlanta. He is interested in where and how cells regulate protein production to allow us to learn and remember.