FOCUS on RESEARCH
Dr. Timothy Lohman's lab is working on equilibria and kinetics of DNA-protein interactions; DNA motor proteins (helicases) and helix destabilizing proteins.
Dr. Linda Pike's lab is working on mechanism of action of growth factors; polyphosphoinositide metabolism.
Dr. Eric Galburt’s lab focuses on the use of single molecule biophysical approaches to study mechanistic aspects of eukaryotic transcription by RNA polymerase II and cotranscriptional RNA folding.
Dr. Peter Burgers' lab is working on the biochemistry and genetics of yeast DNA replication and repair.
Dr. Weikai Li's lab is working on structural and biochemical studies of membrane proteins supporting blood coagulation.
Dr. Michael Greenberg's lab focuses on generation and transduction of forces by molecular motors, with an emphasis on human disease.
Dr. Carl Frieden's lab is working on protein folding, aggregation, intrinsically disordered proteins, fluorescence methods and fluorine NMR.
Dr. Greg Bowman's lab combines computer simulation and biochemical experiments to understand the role of proteins' conformational heterogeneity in antibiotic resistance and vision.
Dr. Roberto Galletto's lab is working on the roles of DNA helicases in maintaining telomere structure.
Dr. Tom Ellenberger's lab is working on nucleic enzymology, structural biology, macromolecular interactions and molecular recognition.
Dr. James Janetka's lab is working on medicinal chemistry, combinatorial and parallel synthesis and chemical biology.
Dr. Kathleen Hall's lab is working on NMR and biochemical studies of RNA and RNA-protein complexes.
Dr. John Cooper’s lab studies molecular mechanisms of cell motility and cytoskeleton assembly.
Maxwell Zimmerman, Computational & Molecular Biophysics student in the laboratory of Dr. Greg Bowman, has been selected as a 2016-2017 CBSE Graduate Student Scholar. Maxwell was recognized for the early promise he has shown in the development of novel sampling algorithms that are aiding feature-based sampling of high dimensional conformational spaces.
Maxwell has also been selected as a three year Monsanto Fellow which will allow him a unique opportunity to interact with Monsanto scientists in a variety of venues.
Congratulations to Dr. Kathleen Hall. She was chosen to be a board member of the RNA Society in the recent elections for president and members of the board for 2017-2018. Dr. Juan Valcarcel (Center for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain) was chosen as President. Other new board members include: Drs. Haruhiko Siomi (Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan) and Chris Smith (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom).
Michael S. Kinch and John A. Cooper, MD, PhD, professor and head of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, will serve as co-directors of the new Center for Drug Discovery (CDD). The CDD will fill the void in developing drugs that have been abandoned due to market pressures. More…
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