Miranda completed her DPhil in June 2018, having joined the group as a Clarendon scholar after graduating with a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She focused on interactions between human sHSPs and binding partners found in muscle, with implications for chaperone function in biomechanics. She used X-ray crystallography as well as a variety of mass spectrometry methods, and was particularly interested in adapting native mass spectrometry approaches to study functionally elastic proteins and highly polydisperse protein systems. Miranda has taken up a postdoctoral position at Stanford University in September 2018.
(Oct 2014 - June 2018; Jul 2012 - Aug 2012)