Ph.D., Physics, The University of Chicago, 2009
B.A. Western Illinois University, 2002
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Z.P. Gates*, M.C. Baxa*, W. Yu, J.A. Riback, H. Li, B. Roux, S.B.H. Kent, T.R. Sosnick, "Perplexing cooperative folding and stability of a low-sequence complexity, polyproline 2 protein lacking a hydrophobic core" Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 114 (2017) 2241-6.
W. Yu, M.C. Baxa, I. Gagnon, K.F. Freed, T.R. Sosnick, "Cooperative folding near the downhill limit determined with amino acid resolution by hydrogen exchange" Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 113 (2016) 4747-52.
M.C. Baxa, W. Yu, A.N. Adhikari, L. Ge, Z. Xia, R. Zhou, K.F. Freed, T.R. Sosnick, "Even with nonnative interactions, the updated folding transition states of the homologs Proteins G & L are extensive and similar" Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112 (2015) 8302-7.
M.C. Baxa, E.J. Haddadian, J.M. Jumper, K.F. Freed, T.R. Sosnick, "Loss of conformational entropy in protein folding calculated using realistic ensembles and its implications for NMR-based calculations" Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111 (2014) 15396-401.
J.J. Skinner, W. Yu, E.K. Gichana, M.C. Baxa, J.R. Hinshaw, K.F. Freed, T.R. Sosnick, "Benchmarking all-atom simulations using hydrogen exchange" Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111 (2014) 15975-80.
M.C. Baxa, E.J. Haddadian, A.K. Jha, K.F. Freed, T.R. Sosnick, "Context and force field dependence of the loss of protein backbone entropy upon folding using realistic denatured and native state ensembles" J Am Chem Soc 134 (2012) 15929-36.
A.T. Shandiz, M.C. Baxa, T.R. Sosnick, "A "Link-Psi" strategy using crosslinking indicates that the folding transition state of ubiquitin is not very malleable" Protein Sci 21 (2012) 819-27.
M.C. Baxa, K.F. Freed, T.R. Sosnick, "Psi-constrained simulations of protein folding transition states: implications for calculating φ" J Mol Biol 386 (2009) 920-8.
G.L. Bosco, M. Baxa, T.R. Sosnick, "Metal binding kinetics of bi-histidine sites used in psi analysis: evidence of high-energy protein folding intermediates" Biochemistry 48 (2009) 2950-9.
M.C. Baxa, K.F. Freed, T.R. Sosnick, "Quantifying the structural requirements of the folding transition state of protein A and other systems" J Mol Biol 381 (2008) 1362-81.