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.