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Principal investigator

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DeGrado

William DeGrado, PhD
Professor and Principal Investigator
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De novo protein design; membrane proteins; small molecule drug discovery for antimicrobials, influenza A virus, antifibrotics, and neurodegeneration; chemical biology; peptide design

Senior scientists

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Jo

Hyunil Jo, PhD
Assistant Adjunct Professor
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Medicinal chemistry to fight against unconquered human diseases; chemical biology to understand the fundamental processes in life

Wu

Yibing Wu, PhD
Assistant Adjunct Professor
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Structure and dynamics of proteins using multidimensional NMR spectroscopy; protein modelling and drug docking.

Postdoctoral scholars

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Belsare

Ketaki Belsare, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Design, characterization and evolution of de novo proteins for small molecule biocatalysis

Matthew Chalkley, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Design and characterization of de novo metalloproteins for better understanding of structure-function relationships in enzymatic reactions.
Hyun Jun Yang, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Molecular fingerprinting of prion strains in vivo and in vitro
Kratochvil

Huong Tran Kratochvil, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar [email protected]

Influenza A and B matrix protein structure and mechanism

Lam-Kiu Fong Eiranova, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Structure and dynamics of membrane protein receptors, molecular dynamics simulations
Mann

Samuel Mann, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Design and characterization of de novo proteins to bind non-biological, inorganic cofactors; development of structure-function relationships for artificial metalloenzyme catalysis

Greg Merz, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Structure of amyloid filaments involved in neurodegeration, cryo-electron microscopy
Newberry.

Robert Newberry, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Exploring molecular determinants of protein folding, misfolding, and amyloid formation through chemical biology and biophysics

Polizzi.

Nicholas Polizzi, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Design and characterization of de novo proteins that selectively bind small molecules

Lee Schnaider, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Design and characterization of de novo proteins for biomedical applications

Wu

Haifan Wu, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Stapled peptides targeting protein-nucleic acid interactions; specific imaging agents for integrin αvβ1

Graduate students

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Maxwell.

Alison Maxwell
Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB) program
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Amyloid structure and neuropathological heterogeneity in Alzheimer’s disease

Mensa

Bruk Mensa
Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB) program
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Structure and signal transduction mechanism of bacterial two component system histidine kinases; mechanism of action of antimicrobial peptide mimetics

Mravic

Marco Mravic
Biophysics (BP) program (iPQB)
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De novo design of functional membrane proteins, chemical biology tools targeting membrane-spanning domains, bioinformatics, molecular dynamics simulations

Tan

Sophia Tan
Bioinformatics (BMI) program (iPQB)
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Automated de novo design of ligand-binding proteins using structural proteomics

Visiting scholars

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Jin

Jia Jin, PhD
Zhejiang Sci-Tech University

 

Administrative staff

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Miranda Paulos
Administrative Analyst
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Serve as point of contact for administrative inquiries; support administrative needs; coordinate visits from guest speakers; manage calendars