The faculty members of the B3 initiative and their respective research interests are listed below. Please check out their respective websites for more details.
Research Focus Areas
Molecular machines and switches.
Amedee Des Georges
Protein synthesis, ion channels.
Environmentally-switched protein/protein interaction domains
Structure, dynamics, and regulation of proteins.
M. Lane Gilchrist
Biomembrane systems for microdevices, 3D biomaterials.
Viral pathogenicity, structure, and assembly.
Transmembrane proton pumping through proteins.
Bacterial cytokinesis, tyrosine kinase signaling.
DNA replication and repair.
Oleogels, antibacterial paints, and oil spill recovery materials.
Host-pathogen interactions, cytoskeletal regulation.
Protein design, bionanotechnology, biomaterials, solar energy.
Recognition of peptides and proteins by membranes.
RNA processing, and olfactory molecular recognition.
Lipid metabolism, plant polymer membranes and fungal melanins.
Biosensors, drug delivery vehicles, and molecular electronics.