Research-Active Faculty

All Structural Biology

Cho, Jae-Hyun

Research Focus: protein-protein interactions, NMR, crystallography, structural biology, protein motion, inhibitor development, influenza virus, thermodynamics, kinetics

Igumenova, Tatyana

Research Focus: signal transduction, membrane proteins, lipid membranes, lipid-activated kinases, AGC kinases, protein structure and dynamics, protein kinase C, synaptotagmin I, lipid-binding domains, xenobiotic metal ions, Pb(II) and Cd(II) toxicity, NMR

Kurouski, Dmitry

Research Focus: Raman-based plant disease diagnostics​, development of nano-infrared spectroscopy (afm-ir) for structural characterization of amyloids and plant waxes​, photo- and electrochemical catalysis at nanosclae​, forensics​

Li, Pingwei

Research Focus: structural biology, innate immunity, X-ray crystallography, cryogenic electron microscopy (Cryo-EM)

Raushel, Frank

Research Focus: enzyme catalysis, protein engineering & design, bioinformatics, catalytic detoxification, protein structure determination, new enzyme discovery, biosynthesis of complex carbohydrates, novel enzymes from human microbiome, orphan enzymes

Rye, Hays

Research Focus: molecular chaperones, protein folding, protein quality control, disaggregation, membrane dynamics, membrane fission, nanoparticle dynamics, single molecule fluorescence

Sacchettini, James

Research Focus: Drug discovery and disease-related structural biology, including Tuberculosis, Malaria, Cryptosporidiosis, Chagas disease, Cancer, and Menkes syndrome​

Tommos, Cecilia

Research Focus: protein electron transfer, proton-coupled electron transfer, PCET, amino-acid radicals, protein design, protein film voltammetry, unnatural (noncanonical) amino acids, chemical biology

Wand, Josh

Research Focus: molecular recognition, drug discovery, protein dynamics, NMR spectroscopy, thermodynamics, protein engineering, protein biologics, ubiquitin E3 ligases, parkin, membrane proteins, prostate cancer, Parkinson’s disease

Zhang, Junjie

Research Focus: Translation in mycobacteria​, intoxication and neutralization of the toxins from clostridium difficile​, single-stranded RNA bacteriophages and their applications for RNA delivery​