Chemistry and Biochemistry
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Areas of Expertise
- Investigates structure and dynamics of biopolymers and inorganic materials in the solid state.
- Uses NMR spectroscopy, combined with computational, and biochemical methods, to gain understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying the chemical reactivity of proteins.
- Studies HIV-1 capsid protein assemblies, microtubule-associated protein assemblies and vanadium-containing proteins.
- Permanent member of the National Institutes of Health's study section devoted to biochemistry and biophysics of membranes.
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