Dr. Elsa Garcin is an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of maryland Baltimore County. Dr. Garcin obtained her B. Sc. degree in Biochemistry (1992) from the University of Marseille in France, and received her M.S. degree in “Biological Crystallography and NMR” (1994) and PhD degree in Physics (1998) from the Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble (France), where she worked with Prof. Juan-Carlos Fontecilla-Camps. She trained as a postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Elizabeth Getzoff and John Tainer at the Scripps Reserach Institute before moving to UMBC in 2008. Dr. Garcin’s research interests include structural biology (x-ray crystallography and small-angle x-ray scattering), enzyme catalysis and regulation, posttranslational modifications, conformational changes, and protein-DNA/RNa interactions, in particular the nitric oxide signaling pathway.