Credentials: Chemistry Department
Position title: Protein folding and aggregation in the cell, molecular chaperones, role of the ribosome in protein folding
Phone: (608) 262-5430
5351a F Daniels & Jh Mathews Chem Bl
1101 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706
Molecular & Genome Biology of Microbes; RNA Biology; Systems Biology
Our lab focuses on exploring the principles that govern protein folding and misfolding in the cellular environment. The group specifically addresses kinetic and structural aspects and employs a variety of methods including in vitro transcription-translation, incorporation of unnatural amino acids into proteins, fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, ultrarapid mixing, and cell-free transcription/translation. We are particularly interested in unveiling the general rules underlying the in vivo folding and misfolding of small cytoplasmic proteins at the amino-acid-specific level.