Structural Biology

Faculty members in this concentration study the fundamental mechanisms of cellular machines in their functional and disease contexts, using a variety of modern structural biology approaches such as high-resolution cryo-electron microscopy, X-ray crystallography, NMR and dynamic simulations. In addition, they use a number of other biophysical, biochemical, molecular, and cellular approaches to address specific research problems. Structural biology research covers a wide scale of biological territories and medical disorders, including bacterial drug resistance, virus infection, vaccine development, structure-based drug design, and genetic disorders and birth defects.