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Moa Proteins, Moa Information

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Written by Tracey Peake

Tim Cleland, a postdoc in biomedical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and NC State Ph.D. alumnus, is exploring how an extinct, flightless bird — the moa — can shed light on how proteins preserve and degrade in fossils.

Cleland did his Ph.D. work at NC State on how proteins changed in a moa both after they were coded by DNA and during the fossil’s degradation after death.

Read more from NC State News

Journal article in Proceeding of the Royal Society B
(DOI: 10.1089/respb.2015.0015)

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