Victoria Maola – 2019-2020 UROP Award

The Chaput lab would like to congratulate our very own undergraduate, Victoria Maola for her award of the UCI Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) fellowship for the 2019-2021 academic year! Her proposed research project is structural studies that probe the mechanism of TNA polymerases towards the engineering of new enzymes with improved catalytic rates, in which she will be working closely and under the guidance of Nicholas Chim, Facilities Manager in the Chaput Lab.

During this summer fellowship, we know that Victoria will be working hard and greatly help the Chaput lab look further into TNA polymerases and their activity. We also look forward to seeing her research results and findings be formally presented at the UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium in May 2020.