Moa Proteins, Moa Information
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.
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