Molecular Biophysics

Bagdasarian, M.
Structural biology
Protein dynamics and reactions in proteins using fast laser spectroscopic methods
Blanchard, Gary
Focus is on understanding the structural and dynamical properties of heterogeneous lipid bilayer structures
Comstock, Matt
Biophysical molecular machine studies via optical trapping and single-molecule fluorescence
Cukier, Robert
Quantum and classical mechanics methods development for simulation of reaction mechanisms in enzymes
Statistical Mechanics, Disordered Systems, Materials Theory, Computational Physics
Modeling supramolecular assemblies and membrane environments. Protein structure prediction and refinement
Defining functionally important structural features of protein:protein interface between cytochrome c and cytochrome oxidase
Elucidation of structure-function relationships in membrane proteins and molecular complexes using macromolecular crystallography and other biophysical methods
Structure/function studies of enzymes and biological processes involving metal ions
RNA catalysis and RNA-protein interactions; biomolecular NMR and EPR methods and applications
Determining the structures of bacterial transcription factors
Developing computational approaches for protein folding, ligand interactions, and design
Fast protein folding processes studied by optical spectroscopy and ultrarapid mixing; and developing a universal description of the unfolded state of proteins
McCracken, John
Development and use of Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Spectroscopy for the structural characterization of paramagnetic centers in biologicalsystems
Electronic nanocomponents in Geobacter biofilms
Torng, Eric
Developing algorithms for identifying disulfide bonds given mass spectral data
Vieille, Claire
Studying the determinants of protein thermostability using heperthermophilic enzymes as models
Advanced numerical methods for the structure and dynamics of biological macromolecules
NMR and crystallography for structure determination of viral fusion peptides and proteins
Williams, Barry
Empirical demonstration of the link between protein structure, gene function, and organismal fitness
Protein structure, function and dynamics with applications to protein engineering and structure-based drug design