Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Biophysics

Center for Biochemistry & Biophysics

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The overall goal of the Center for Biochemistry and Biophysics CBB, a unit of the Department of Chemistry at SUNYA, is to attract more researchers, to strengthen existing programs and to develop research programs on biological, bioorganic, biomaterial or bionanotechnological problems.

Chen Lab

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Our lab uses physics-based simulations of RNA as a tool for studying RNA folding, structure, and function in order to better understand RNA’s unique biological roles as well as create improved tools for molecular diagnostics and bioengineering.

Fuchs Laboratory

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My lab is interested in the following questions: How is ribosome composition altered in cells during stress and during a viral infection? How does ribosome composition regulate how much and which proteins are synthesized? Are ribosomes in cancer cells different from ribosomes in healthy cells? Cab we use ribosome modifications to identify novel biomarkers for early cancer detection?

Lednev Lab

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Research interests: analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, biochemistry, laser spectroscopy.

Li Niu Research Group

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Our laboratory is interested in understanding the structure-function relationship and the mechanism of regulation of glutamate ion channel receptors. These receptors mediate rapid synaptic neurotransmission and are indispensable in the brain function, such as memory and learning. Abnormal receptor activity, however, has been implicated in various neurological diseases and disorders

Shekhtman Lab

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Research interests: Structural studies of protein-protein interactions involved in cellular signal transduction, structural studies of endocytic proteins and their interactions, development of novel NMR methodologies to effectively study large bio-complexes

The Li Lab

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We study RNA folding and protein-RNA interaction one molecule at a time using optical tweezers technique