Pochapsky Lab

Department of Chemistry at Brandeis University

About our Lab

Our group is interested in how biomolecules such as enzymes and proteins do their jobs. Nature has had a very long time (4 billion years!) to come up with just the right combinations of sequence and fold to accomplish all of the biochemical tasks required by a living organism. We don’t have quite that long, so we use a variety of biophysical and molecular biological methods to try and tease out the details of protein structures and function. Our aim is to be able to apply what we learn to such things as rational drug design and protein engineering.