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 Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences | MBES Students | Matthew Bertin

Matthew Bertin

Research Interest:
My research focuses on marine natural products produced by algae and invertebrates and their role in chemical ecology and possible impacts in the human health arena in terms of antimicrobial and anticancer properties. I utilize HPLC and LC-MS chromatography for purification and mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy for structural characterization

Publications:
Bertin, M and M.K. Callahan. The Distribution, Abundance and Volume of the Barrel Sponge Xestospongia muta at Selected Sites in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (2008). Accepted.

Conejo, M.S., Bertin, M., Pomponi, S.A., and Ellington, W.R. The early evolution of the phosphagen kinases-insights from choanoflagellate and poriferan arginine kinases. Journal of Molecular Evolution 66 (2008) 11-20.

Bertin, M., Pomponi, S.M., Kokuhuta, C., Iwasaki, N., Suzuki, T., and Ellington, W.R. Origin of Creatine Kinase Isoforms: Insights from Basal Metazoans. Gene 392(2007) 273-282.

Hoffman, G.G., Sona, S., Bertin, M., and Ellington, W.R. The Role of an Absolutely Conserved Tryptophan Residue in Octamer Formation and Stability in Mitochondrial Creatine Kinases. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1764 (2006)1512-1517.

Presentations:
The distribution, abundance, and volume of the barrel sponge, Xestospongia muta, at selected sites in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (poster). The 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Fort Lauderdale Florida. July 7-11, 2008.

Creatine and arginine kinases are widespread in the Porifera (presentation). Annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Orlando, Florida. January 4-8, 2006.

Matthew Bertin

Matthew Bertin

Mentors: Dr. Peter Moeller

Matriculated: 2008

Education: BA Miami University 2003 ; MS Florida State University 2006

bertin@musc.edu


 
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