Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST
Structure-Function Determination of Membrane Proteins
Physical Measurement Laboratory, Microsystems and Nanotechnology Division
||Gaithersburg, MD 20899
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|Joseph William Robertson
Structures of membrane proteins have proven difficult to obtain using X-ray crystallography. To address this issue, we are using neutron reflectometry, small-angle neutron scattering, surface plasmon resonance, and electrophysiology to determine the structure, function, and mechanism of assembly of membrane proteins. Current molecules of interest include, but are not limited to, bacterial toxins that are biowarfare agents (e.g., anthrax, clostridium).
McGillivray DJ, et al: Biophysical Journal 96: 1547, 2009
McGillivray DJ, et al: Biointerphases 2: 21, 2007
Membrane protein; Structure; Function; Neutron reflectometry; Electrochemistry; Surface plasmon resonance;
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