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Biochemistry and molecular biology professor achieves dual publication feat

Lance Wells, an assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, recently had studies simultaneously appearing in the journals Science and Nature.

In the Jan. 7 issue of Nature, Wells co-authored a study with colleague Julie Maupin-
Furlow at the University of Florida on a ubiquitous modification that regulates protein degradation in archea, one of the most ancient forms of life.

In the Jan. 1 issue of Science, he co-authored a study on a novel carbohydrate modification pathway involved in congenital muscular dystrophy with Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator Kevin Campbell at the University of Iowa.

Wells is a Georgia Cancer Coalition Scholar and researcher at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center.