Welcome!

Our Laboratory is striving to understand the development and functioning of the nervous system through structural biology and biochemistry. We are interested in protein-protein interactions and their molecular underpinnings that govern how neurons function and are regulated by their environment.

  • We use x-ray crystallography as the major tool to investigate protein complexes in the nervous system.
  • We combine structural and biophysical methods with protein interaction discovery methods to gain a system-level understanding of the cell surface.

We are at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Chicago, and part of a community of scientists interested in a molecular and mechanistic understanding of life.