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Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology

Protein Structure, Function and Evolution

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Protein Structure, Function, and Evolution

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Student Liying Qin working in Dr. Choel Kim's structural biology lab.
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Researchers in the Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology utilize an array of approaches to understand the three dimensional structures of cellular proteins and to identify structural elements key to protein function.

Investigators are interested in how proteins accurately recognize and bind to other proteins, signaling molecules, substrates and ligands and how binding modulates activity.

Understanding the intricacies of protein structure and function informs rational drug design and contributes to our basic understanding of complex biological systems.

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First Name
Allan
Middle Name
Chris
Last Name
Ferreon
Honorific Title
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
First Name
Josephine
Middle Name
Chu
Last Name
Ferreon
Honorific Title
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
First Name
Choel
Last Name
Kim
Honorific Title
Ph.D., M.S.
Associate Professor
First Name
Timothy
Middle Name
Gerald
Last Name
Palzkill
Honorific Title
Ph.D.
Chair/Professor
First Name
Theodore
Middle Name
G
Last Name
Wensel
Honorific Title
Ph.D.
The Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry
First Name
Olivier
Last Name
Lichtarge
Honorific Title
M.D., Ph.D.
Cullen Chair and Professor