Biology Honors Thesis

Rahul Karnik
Advisor: Dr. Malcolm Campbell
Second Reader: Dr. David Wessner

The purpose of this site is to provide a centralized way to access the various web pages that comprise my honors thesis work. At present the following pages are available:

  1. Chime presentations of isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH):
  2. Tracing the evolution of proteins using sequence databases
    A walkthrough on using some of the public domain tools for sequence analysis to investigate the evolutionary roots of proteins
  3. Divide-and-BLAST
    A small Perl script I wrote that uses NCBI's BLAST server to run searches that can sometimes unearth weak relationships between proteins
All these pages are being modified constantly as I find out new stuff and get feedback from my advisors. Eventually I will be putting the results of my thesis work here as well.

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