Biochemical Pathways & Function

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ASU students are revolutionizing structural biology using femtosecond nanocrystallography, defining the roles of enzymes and protein complexes with biomolecules that regulate transcription, translation, post-translational modification and energy and proton flow at the molecular and cellular levels, and study the molecular basis of biology in geology and even astronomy.

Faculty

James Allen
Professor

Protein structure and function, X-Ray crystallography, photosynthesis, bacterial cofactors

Julian Chen
Professor

Structure, function and evolution of ribonucleoprotein complexes, RNA-protein interactions, telomerase biogenesis and mechanism

Po-Lin Chiu
Assistant Professor

electron microscopy, cryo-EM, electron crystallography, membrane protein, structural biology, signal processing, image processing

Petra Fromme
Regents Professor, Paul V. Galvin Professor

Structural biochemistry and biophysics, membrane proteins, X-Ray crystallography, photosynthesis, molecular biology

Sidney Hecht
Professor

Improved diagnoses and treatments for diseases caused by impaired energy metabolism

Yan Liu
Professor

Nanoparticles synthesis and functionalization DNA directed self-assembly Multi-component complex structure

Wei Liu
Assistant Professor

Biophysics, Drug Design, X-Ray Crystallography, G Protein–Coupled Receptors (GPCRs), Membrane Proteins, Lipidic Cubic Phase (LCP), Protein-Protein Interactions/Complexes, Protein Functions

Yuval Mazor
Assistant Professor

Photosynthesis, membrane proteins, genetics, structural biology

Thomas Moore
Regents Professor

Photosynthesis, protonmotive force, proton and electron transfer, photochemistry, photobiology, bioenergy, biocatalysis, sustainable energy, dye sensitized semiconductors

Steve Presse
Associate Professor

Bacterial dynamics Single molecule Spectroscopy and Imaging analysis Stochastic processes Bayesian inference

Kevin Redding
Professor

Photosynthetic electron transfer, protein-cofactor interactions, membrane protein degradation, re-engineering photosynthesis for energy and bioremediation

Alexandra Ros
Professor

Micro and nanofluidics Bioanalytics, Single cell analysis, Biomolecule migration mechanisms

Abhishek Singharoy
Abhishek Singharoy

Molecular dynamics simulations, Cryo-electron microscopy, X-ray crystallography, hybrid modeling

Wade Van Horn
Associate Professor

Membrane proteins, Solution NMR, Structural biology, Biophysical Chemistry, Enzymology, Electrophysiology, Computational structural biology, Ion channels, Membrane enzymes

Rebekka Wachter
Professor

Protein post-translational modifications, Macromolecular X-ray crystallography, Protein-based chromophores, Enzyme mechanisms

Xu Wang
Associate Professor

Biochemistry, NMR, protein, carbohydrate, glycan, glycosaminoglycan, protein structure, protein-carbohydrate interactions