The research interest of the Quiocho Lab is centered on the study of the three-dimensional structure and function of proteins and enzymes at atomic resolution. Although x-ray crystallography is the primary experimental approach to achieve this goal, other correlative studies employing biochemical, physical-chemical, and recombinant DNA techniques are also being pursued. 

Protein Research

The proteins under investigation cover the areas of:

  • signal transduction and cellular regulation and active transport
  • ligand and drug molecular recognition
  • vesicular trafficking and membrane fusion