The members of the B3 initiative and their respective research interests are:
Research Focus Areas
Amadee Des Georges
Protein synthesis, ion channels.
Bacterial cytokinesis, tyrosine kinase signaling.
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Protein structural flexibility, temperature-dependent X-ray crystallorgraphy, and allosteric regulation
DNA replication and repair.
Oleogels, antibacterial paints, and oil spill recovery materials.
Environmentally-switched protein/protein interaction domains.
RNA processing, and olfactory molecular recognition.
M. Lane Gilchrist
Biomembrane systems for microdevices, 3D biomaterials.
Transmembrane proton pumping through proteins.
Viral pathogenicity, structure, and assembly.
Structure, dynamics, and regulation of proteins.
Biosensors, drug delivery vehicles, and molecular electronics.
Host-pathogen interactions, cytoskeletal regulation.
Protein design, bionanotechnology, biomaterials, solar energy.
Lipid metabolism, plant polymer membranes and fungal melanins.
ASRC Structural Biology Initiative
Protein and RNA granules, intracellular liquid organelles
Recognition of peptides and proteins by membranes.
Molecular machines and switches.