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Alan M. Grossfield, Ph.D.

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Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 276-4193

Fax: (585) 271-2683

Research Labs

My lab's research is focused on understanding the atomic-level interactions that drive the function of membranes and membrane proteins, using computer simulation as our primary tool.

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Biography

Research

My research interests revolve around the use of computer modeling to understand the structure and thermodynamics of biological molecules. In particular, I am most interested in understanding the biology and physics of lipid-protein interactions. These interactions underlie a fantastic array of biological processes, including cell-signaling by GPCRs and some immune reactions, specifically the action of antimicrobial peptides.

Publications

Journal Articles

5/11/2021
Gaston B, Baby SM, May WJ, Young AP, Grossfield A, Bates JN, Seckler JM, Wilson CG, Lewis SJ. "D-Cystine di(m)ethyl ester reverses the deleterious effects of morphine on ventilation and arterial blood gas chemistry while promoting antinociception." Scientific reports.. 2021 May 11; 11(1):10038. Epub 2021 May 11.

10/26/2020
Romo TD, Grossfield A, Markelz AG. "Persistent Protein Motions in a Rugged Energy Landscape Revealed by Normal Mode Ensemble Analysis." Journal of chemical information and modeling.. 2020 Oct 26; Epub 2020 Oct 26.

11/7/2019
Maji D, Grossfield AM, Kielkopf CL. "Structures of SF3b1 reveal a dynamic Achilles heel of spliceosome assembly: Implications for cancer-associated abnormalities and drug discovery." Biochimica et biophysica acta. Gene regulatory mechanisms.. 2019 Nov 7; :194440. Epub 2019 Nov 07.

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