We apply biophysical chemistry techniques to understand the function of partially disordered proteins and to define the features of protein-RNA interactions. We are primarily Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopists, but also feel that understanding biological chemistry requires the application of diverse techniques. NMR studies of protein dynamics combined with computational and theoretical studies of the coupling between nuclear spin relaxation and molecular motion provide a complete picture of protein structure. Emphasis is placed on biophysical studies of macromolecular interactions involving partially disordered proteins and/or protein-RNA interactions in order to build the connection with function. We wish to understand the functional implications of protein dynamics and disorder in protein mediated signaling and other biological events. For details, please click the Research link above.
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