Molecular Biophysics

Faculty
 
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