Winner Profile: Itai Sharon

Doctoral Thesis Award Profile

Itai Sharon

2023 Award Recipient

Our Dissertation Trainee Award winner is Dr. Itai Sharon from the Martin Schmeing group at McGill, for his Ph.D. thesis entitled “Structural insights into the biosynthesis and biodegradation of cyanophycin“.

Click here to see an animation of one of the Cryo-EM structure Itai solved during his PhD, showing how a nascent cyanophycin polymer is elongated at each of the active sites of the CphA1 enzyme.