Research

  • Cellular and Membrane Biophysics

    Cellular and Membrane Biophysics

    Study of biological membranes using physical, computational, mathematical, and biophysical methods.

    Active Research Laboratories

    • Foster Lab Biomedical Optics and Photodynamic Therapy
    • Grossfield Lab Computer Modeling to Understand Structure and Thermodynamics of Biological Molecules
    • McGrath Lab Nanomembrane Research
    • Waugh Lab Cell Deformability & Cell Adhesion
    • Yule Lab Intracellular Calcium Signaling in Cells
  • Genomics

    Genomics

    The structure, function, evolution, and mapping of genomes.

    Active Research Laboratories

    • Benjamin Miller Lab Molecular Recognition & Biosensing
    • Dumont Lab Signal Transduction; Membrane Protein Structure, Yeast Molecular Biology
    • Maquat Lab Normal & Disease-Associated RNA Decay
    • Phizicky Lab tRNA Biogenesis, Function & Quality Control
    • Turner Lab Forces Directing Nucleic Acid Chemistry, with Particular Emphasis on RNA Folding
  • Macromolecular Folding & Design

    Macromolecular Folding & Design

    Understanding polypeptide folding function and characteristics.

    Active Research Laboratories

    • Bren Lab Bioinorganic and Biophysical Chemistry
    • Mathews Lab Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
    • Turner Lab Forces Directing Nucleic Acid Chemistry, with Particular Emphasis on RNA Folding
  • Membrane Proteins

    Membrane Proteins

    Protein molecules that are attached to, or associated with the membrane of a cell or an organelle.

    Active Research Laboratories

    • Dumont Lab Signal Transduction; Membrane Protein Structure, Yeast Molecular Biology
    • Grossfield Lab Computer Modeling to Understand Structure and Thermodynamics of Biological Molecules
  • Nucleic Acid Structure & Function

    Nucleic Acid Structure & Function

    Study of the structure and function of DNA and RNA.

    Active Research Laboratories

  • Protein Structure & Function

    Protein Structure & Function

    Structure and function of proteins from primary to quaternary structures.

    Active Research Laboratories

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Research Techniques

In addition to research areas many of our labs employ the following research techniques:

  • Spectroscopy (e.g., NMR, EPR, Fluorescence)
  • X-ray Crystallography
  • Thermodynamic and Kinetic Measurements
  • Computational Methods
  • Molecular Biology
  • Electrophysiology

Centers

Interactions in Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology are fostered and strengthened by a host of interdisciplinary research centers.