Our lab studies the atomic structure of proteins using experimental and computational approaches. Our primary experimental tool is X-ray crystallography. We apply our knowledge of structure to help design drugs, deepen understanding of protein structure and function, and address fundamental questions of protein engineering, stability, and solubility. Our lab also develops new techniques for the analysis of X-ray crystallographic data.
Congratulations to Dane for receiving the Best Oral Research Presentation award in Natural Sciences at the UROP Fall Forum!
Congratulations to Jinny, Clement, Rance, and Kellie for receiving UROP undergraduate research awards!
Nilou gave a talk at the American Crystallographic Association annual meeting on identifying membrane proteins for crystallization. Ho gave talks on locating hydrogen atoms from X-ray crystallography maps and the role of crystallography in undergraduate research and education.
Double congratulations to Samson for graduating with a bachelors degree and being accepted to the UHM Chemistry PhD program!
Congratulations to Kiyo for receiving the Giichi Fujimoto Award given to the top junior Chemistry major at UH Manoa!
Congratulations to Adam, Jared, and Dane for receiving research funding from the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program!
Ho received funding from the Victoria S. and Bradley L. Geist Foundation to support further research on the G-protein coupled estrogen receptor, a potential drug target for breast cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Congratulations to Nilou for being selected to speak about our work on identifying membrane proteins for crystallization at the West Coast Protein Crystallography Workshop!