William G. Scott

Director and Adviser BMB Program,
Member, Center for Molecular Biology of RNA
DivisionPhysical & Biological Sciences
DepartmentChemistry & Biochemistry Department
Phone831-459-5367 (office),
831-459-5292 (Lab)
Web Site Scott Lab
RNA Center
Research Presentations
OfficePhysical Sciences Bldg 248 (Office),
Physical Sciences Bldg 453 (Lab)
Office HoursBy appointment
Campus Mail StopChemistry
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA
William G. Scott

Research Interests

I am trying to understand RNA structure, catalysis and the origin of life.

Biography, Education and Training

B.S., Chemistry, B.S., Biology, Bates College
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Postdoc, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

Selected Presentations

  • http://scottlab.ucsc.edu/hh/hammerhead_ribozyme_tour.html A Structural Tour of the Hammerhead Ribozyme

  • http://scottlab.ucsc.edu/L1/Ligase_slideshow.html The L1 Ligase Ribozyme: "A glimpse of biology's first enzyme"

  • http://scottlab.ucsc.edu/hh/slideshow_mrna_hh.html A Ribozyme Embedded in a Mammalian mRNA

  • http://scottlab.ucsc.edu/L1/phasing_no_heavy_atoms.html Phasing Novel RNA Structures Without Heavy Atom Derivatives

Teaching Interests

Biophysical Chemistry and Structural Molecular Biology