Areas of Interest
Our lab is interested in understanding the dynamics, function and organization of the cytoskeleton, in particular the molecular details underlying cell motility, and the structure, dynamics and interaction of microtubules. In order to determine how actin filaments, microtubules, and their associated proteins work within the cell, we feel it is important to first understand the interactions that occur at the molecular level. We also perform work in the area of drug/inhibitor design, nanoparticle pharmacokinetics and ligand gating in potassium channels. What makes all this research possible is the combination of advances in the fields of computer science and structural biology/biochemistry. See the research page for more detailed information.