Yusuke Ishihara, graduate student in Functional Molecular Chemistry, wins Outstanding Student Lecture Award at 56th Japan Conference of Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis
During the 56th Japan Conference of Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis (hosted by the Japan Society of Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis) held online October 27-28, 2020, Yusuke Ishihara, who is in the Functional Molecular Chemistry program in the Graduate School of Science and Engineering, was awarded a prize for outstanding student lecture.
The title of Ishihara's presentation was "The impact of pre-aggregated structures on protein aggregation." By providing precise thermal analysis of the irreversible process of protein aggregation, Ishihara was able to explain in thermodynamic terms the impacts of structure, time, and heat on protein aggregation. His research represented a cumulative effort from the time he worked on his Bachelor thesis as an undergraduate.