Steven M. Cramer

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Quantitative Structure-Retention Relationship (QSRR) models are developed for the prediction of protein retention times in anion-exchange chromatography systems. Topological, subdivided surface area, and TAE (Transferable Atom Equivalent) electron-density-based descriptors are computed directly for a set of proteins using molecular connectivity patterns and(More)
In this paper, a novel approach is described for the a priori prediction of protein retention in ion exchange systems. Quantitative structure retention relationship (QSRR) models based on a genetic algorithm/partial least squares approach were developed using experimental chromatographic data in concert with molecular descriptors computed using protein(More)
Parallel batch screening experiments were carried out to examine how displacer chemistry and salt counterions affect the selectivity of batch protein displacements in anion exchange chromatographic systems. The results indicate that both salt type and displacer chemistry can have a significant impact on the amount of protein displaced. Importantly, the(More)
The worldwide movement toward performance-based building codes is prompting the need for new computational methods to predict fire endurance of wood assemblies. Progress in the past twenty years in understanding fire endurance of individual solid wood components has been achieved in many different countries. The greatest opportunity for major advance in(More)
Front cover photos taken by Dr. Rakesh Gupta-Construction detail for a residential structure in high wind region; Six-story woodframe building, tested as a part of NEESWood research project in Miki City, Japan in July 2009; World's oldest wood structure-A Japanese Temple in Horyuji, Japan. PREFACE ASCE Committee on Wood Research organized a one and a half(More)
We have recently developed a novel multivalent cationic library based on the derivatization of aminoglycosides by linear polyamines. In the current study, we describe the DNA-binding activity of this library. Screening results indicated that several candidates from the library showed high DNA-binding activities with some approaching those of cationic(More)
SAGE Abstract The thermoplastics within wood—plastic composites (WPCs) are known to experience significant time-dependent deformation or creep. In some formulations, creep deformation can be twice as much as the initial quasi-static strain in as little as 4 days. While extensive work has been done on the creep behavior of pure polymers, little information(More)
Acknowledgements The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the Wisconsin Highway Research Program for the financial support of this project. Accomplishment of the research was achieved through the valued contributions of a team of experts. The research team is particularly grateful for the extensive help and The donations of materials by material(More)
In this paper, protein-surface interaction maps were generated by performing coarse-grained protein-surface calculations. This approach allowed for the rapid determination of the protein-surface interaction energies at a range of orientations and distances. Interaction maps of lysozyme indicated that there was a contiguous series of orientations(More)