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Protein Dynamics

A computer simulation of a light purple protein stick ray.

Motion underlies all of the behaviors of proteins, from small active-site fluctuations that facilitate catalysis to larger structural changes underlying folding or the dynamics of binding, transport, and other biological functions. Protein dynamics span a multitude of sizes and time scales and are essential for all walks of life.

Areas of interest

  • Enzymology
  • Protein Structure-Function Relationships
  • Protein Folding and Misfolding
  • Amyloids and Intrinsically Disordered Proteins
  • Bacterial Autotransporters
  • Host-Pathogen Recognition


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    Kylie Allen , bio

    Assistant Professor: Metalloenzymes in methanogenic archaea

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    Anne Brown , bio

    Assistant Professor: Protein Structure-Function Relationships, Molecular Modelling, Computer-Aided Drug Discovery, Biochemistry Education

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    Brandon Jutras , bio

    Assistant Professor and BcGSA Advisor: Molecular and Cellular Biology of Lyme Disease

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    Justin Lemkul , bio

    Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Orientation: Computational modeling of amyloidogenic proteins and G-quadruplexes, computer-aided drug design

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    Daniel Slade , bio

    Associate Professor, Graduate Committee Chair: Microbiome and Cancer

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    Pablo Sobrado , bio

    Professor and Associate Department Head: Mechanisms and Regulation of Enzymes