Micah Nelp

Micah NelpI graduated from Mesa State College in Colorado in 2007 and started at the University of Arizona in 2010 studying the mechanisms of metalloenzymes, nitrile hydratase and nitrile synthetase.  I was fortunate to join Vahe Bandarian’s lab when Reid McCarty was still a student there. Reid taught me how to purify and characterize proteins. He was extremely productive, and his style was fascinating – it was basically chaos until everything somehow came together into a beautiful result.  It was a great opportunity to be able to work with Reid, and I am very grateful to receive this award made in his honor.