Paul D. Cook, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Grand Valley State University
327b Padnos Hall (Allendale) and 558 CHS (Downtown GR)
(616) 331-3681

About me
Research students

Students in the lab

Students in my research lab get experience with molecular cloning, protein expression and purification, X-ray crystallographic analysis of protein structures, and steady-state enzyme kinetics. Each year we make a few trips to the synchrotron at Argonne National Labs near Chicago to collect X-ray diffraction data. Take a look at the photos below to see just how much fun they have!

Emily David and Daniel Caylor after their CMB research presentations, 2018

The Cook Lab at the Midwest Enzyme Chemistry Conference, 2016. If we ever drop an album, this will be our cover. Our name would be "Dr. Cook and the bonus dimers."

The Cook Lab at the Midwest Enzyme Chemistry Conference, 2014

Ben Nicholson explaining his research during a poster presentation at S3 Showcase

Andrew VanDuinen and Kelsey Winchell testing the diffraction of a protein crystal at Argonne National Labs

Chris Royer removing his protein crystals from the dewar at Argonne National Labs

Kelsey Winchell and Chelsea Meloche demonstrating how to properly hold pipetors

Current and former research students

  • Ben Nicholson
  • Kelsey Winchell
  • Andrew VanDuinen
  • Chelsea Meloche
  • Emily David
  • Aaron Rosenberg
  • Joel Francis
  • Josh Berwanger
  • Chris Royer
  • Alanna Kenny
  • Daniel Caylor
  • Shea Siwik
  • Michaela Castleman
  • Noah Vaitkevicius
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