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.

    Agrawal, Rajendra K., PhD

    Associate Professor
    Biomedical Sciences
    Deputy Director, Wadsworth Center, Division of Translational Medicine
    Campus Address: Wadsworth Center, Biggs Lab, Room C450
    Phone: 518-486-5797
    Email: ragrawal@albany.edu

    Banavali, Nilesh, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Biomedical Sciences
    Research Scientist, Wadsworth Center, Computational Biophysics
    Campus Address: Wadsworth Center, Biggs Lab, Room C419B
    Phone: 518-473-7553
    Email: nilesh.banavali@health.ny.gov

    Cole, Richard, MA

    Assistant Professor
    Biomedical Sciences
    Director of the Light Microscopy Core, Wadsworth Center
    Phone: 518-474-7048
    Email: richard.cole@health.ny.gov

    Li, Hongmin, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Biomedical Sciences
    Research Scientist, Wadsworth Center, Structural Immunology and Viral Replication
    Campus Address: Wadsworth Center, Center for Medical Science, Room 5221
    Email: hongmin.li@health.ny.gov

    Pata, Janice D., PhD

    Chair and Professor
    Biomedical Sciences
    Research Scientist, Wadsworth Center, Computational and Structural Biology
    Phone: 518-402-2595
    Email: jpata@albany.edu

    Rej, Robert, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Biomedical Sciences
    Research Scientist, Wadsworth Center, Clinical Chemistry and Hematology
    Campus Address: Wadsworth Center, Empire State Plaza, Room D699
    Phone: 518-474-5172
    Email: robert.rej@health.ny.gov

    Sui, Haixin, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Biomedical Sciences
    Research Scientist, Wadsworth Center, Cellular and Molecular Basis of Diseases – Primary Cilia
    Campus Address: Wadsworth Center, Biggs Lab, Room C265
    Phone: 518-474-4235
    Email: haixin.sui@health.ny.gov