Dr. Michael L. Love received his BA degree in the Molecular Biology program at Purdue University in 1992, and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Brandeis University in May of 2000. After completing postdoctoral work with Cornell University at MacCHESS and in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, he became an X-ray lab manager and systems administrator in the Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. At Purdue, Dr. Love learned various biochemical techniques including SDS-PAGE and native gels, western blot, silver and coomassie blue staining procedures, ELISA, protein extraction, and purification including liquid chromatography with the FPLC, and density/viscosity gradient centrifugation. At Brandeis, Dr. Love studied muscle regulation from a structural perspective, and made several contributions to that field. In addition, he became a protein crystallographer with competence in the following techniques; crystallization, data collection including extensive synchrotron experience at CHESS and BNL, isomorphous replacement, molecular replacement, crystallographic refinement, and structural analysis. At Brandeis University, he played a role in crystallographic equipment installation, maintenance, training, and support with particular focus on the following systems; Elliot and Rigaku x-ray generators, R-AXIS and MAR image plates, various CCD's, and Supper and Yale mirrors. During his graduate studies he became interested in crystallographic computing and molecular graphics, and he gained an expertise in the following software packages; CCP4 installation and support, AmoRe, ARP, CNS_solve, DENZO, DM, Gimp, ImageMagick, Molscript, MOSFLM, O, POVray, Povscript, Rasmol, Raster3D, Scala, SCALEPACK, Strategy, XDS, and X-PLOR. In addition, he is proficient with several computer operating systems and programming languages including C, CGI, Fortran, HTML, Linux, MacOS, and Unix. As founder and lead administrator of The GNU-Darwin Distribution, he is attempting to advance supercomputing and scientific computing on the Apple platform for the benefit of the user community at large. In addition to managing the basic sciences X-ray Facility at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Love administers over 60 computers in the Department, including two Beowulf-style clusters comprising more than 30 computational nodes. Moreover, he manages the data storage file systems and backups in the X-ray lab and computational facilities, which comprise over 11 terabytes combined. With wide-ranging proficiency in Structural Biology, biochemistry, crystallographic computing, and molecular graphics, as well as cluster and network computing, Dr. Love brings unique capabilities to facility management at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.


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