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IBBR unites distinguished scientists from the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Our Fellows come together across disciplines and institutions to discover tomorrow's biotechnology solutions.
Biomolecular Measurement Division
Dr. Zvi Kelman’s research is focused on developing tools and reagents for the labeling of biomolecules with stable isotopes to support biophysical and bioanalytical measurements. The NIST Biomolecular Labeling Laboratory also provides support to external users through a proposal process. The Kelman laboratory has the equipment and reagents necessary for production, purification, and characterization of labeled proteins and other biomolecules, including peptides and nucleic acids. The lab also studies the mechanism of DNA replication in archaea and other organisms. Through biochemical, structural, and genetic approaches, the lab studies the initiation and elongation phases of DNA replication using the thermophilic archaeon Thermococcus kodakarensis as a model organism.