Editors for Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

We aim to publish studies that advance our understanding of molecular mechanisms in biology, using experimental and computational approaches to provide quantitative insights. We also welcome studies describing structure determination by methods including cryoEM, crystallography and NMR, the investigation of macromolecular dynamics, the evolution of function and specificity in molecular systems, and the application of advanced biophysical methods to capture molecules in action. Read the latest research in this subject area.

Senior editors

  1. Richard Aldrich

    Richard Aldrich

    The University of Texas at Austin, United States

    Rick Aldrich is the Karl Folkers Chair II in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research and Professor of Neuroscience at The University of Texas at Austin. He joined the faculty in 2006 and served as chair until 2011. Previously he was on the faculty of Neurobiology (1985-1990) and of Molecular and Cellular Physiology (1990-2006) at Stanford University where he served as department chair from 2001–2004. He was an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute from 1990 to 2006. His work is on molecular mechanisms of ion channels and calcium signaling proteins, with an emphasis on understanding gated conformational changes and allosteric mechanisms. Work in the laboratory is multidisciplinary including electrophysiology, biochemistry, spectroscopy, informatics and computation. He is a member of the National Academy of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Biophysical Society. He is past president of the Biophysical Society and the Society of General Physiologists, and has received the Kenneth Cole Award for Membrane Physiology from the Biophysical Society and Alden Spencer Award for Neuroscience Research from Columbia University.

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    ion channels
    calcium binding proteins
    membrane transport
    allostery and cooperativity
    cellular neurophysiology
    biochemical neuroscience
    Competing interests statement
    Richard Aldrich is employed by The University of Texas at Austin. He receives research funding from the National Institutes of Health. He is a member of the National Academy of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Biophysical Society. He serves actively on the editorial boards of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and The Journal of General Physiology.
  2. Olga Boudker

    Weill Cornell Medicine, United States

    Olga Boudker is an Associate Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. Boudker's lab uses crystallography and cryo-EM to define the high-resolution structures of key functional states of transporters; single molecule FRET TIRF microscopy and NMR to probe their dynamics; biochemical approaches and isothermal titration calorimetry to probe their function and energetics; and bioinformatics to follow their evolution.

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    membrane transporters
    membrane biology
    glutamate pumps
    membrane protein structure and function
    x-ray crystallography
  3. Philip Cole

    Harvard Medical School, United States

    Phil Cole is Professor of Medicine and Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School and is a Senior Investigator in the Division of Genetics at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He graduated from Yale University with a B.S. in Chemistry and then spent a year as a Churchill Scholar at the University of Cambridge prior to obtaining M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where he pursued research in bioorganic chemistry. Cole then entered post-doctoral and clinical training at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital. He subsequently held faculty positions at Rockefeller University and then Johns Hopkins where he was Chair of Pharmacology prior to returning to Harvard in 2017. His research interests are related to the chemical biology of cell signaling and epigenetics. His group has developed and applied methods for protein semisynthesis and small molecule probes for kinases, acyltransferases, deacetylases, and demethylases. His honors include election to the ASCI, fellow of the AAAS, and receipt of an NIH MERIT award.

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    protein modification
    enzyme mechanisms
    cell signalling
    epigenetics
    Competing interests statement
    Philip Cole is on the Scientific Advisory Boards of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Maryland Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology Research, and the Searle Scholars Program. He is a cofounder of Acylin Therapeutics Inc and a science advisor for the Abbvie, Epizyme, and Forma companies and has been a consultant for MPM Capital. Cole has received research funding from the NIH, the FAMRI foundation, and the V Foundation. He is a member of the editorial boards of the following journals: J Biol Chem, Biomed Central Biology, ChemBioChem, and Bioorganic Chemistry.
  4. José Faraldo-Gómez

    Senior Editor

    José Faraldo-Gómez studied Physics at the Universidad Autónoma in Madrid, Spain, and went on to pursue a PhD degree in the Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics at the University of Oxford, graduating in 2002. He then moved to the United States, and acquired postdoctoral training first at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City, and subsequently at the University of Chicago. His pre- and post-doctoral work was focused on membrane proteins and in later years also on signaling enzymes, studied through computer simulations and other theoretical methods. In late 2007, Dr Faraldo-Gómez established the Theoretical Molecular Biophysics Laboratory at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics in Frankfurt, Germany. In 2013, Dr Faraldo-Gómez relocated his laboratory to the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, MD, USA, where he joined the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute as a Tenure-Track Investigator. He became a tenured Senior Investigator in 2016. Dr Faraldo-Gómez served as a handling editor at the Biophysical Journal from 2011 to 2017, and as an Associate Editor in the Journal of General Physiology from 2016 to 2019. At eLife, he first served as a Reviewing Editor, from 2017 to 2019, and is now a Senior Editor.

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    computational biophysics
    molecular computation
    membrane proteins
    Competing interests statement
    José Faraldo-Gómez has no competing interests to disclose. Dr Faraldo-Gómez is a Senior Investigator at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the US National Institutes of Health.
  5. John Kuriyan

    John Kuriyan

    University of California, Berkeley, United States

    John Kuriyan is Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology and also of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. Before this, he was on the faculty at The Rockefeller University, New York, where he began his career in 1987, leaving for Berkeley in 2001. Since 1990, he has been an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Kuriyan completed undergraduate studies in chemistry at Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA. His doctoral research, on the dynamics of proteins, was carried out at MIT, under the guidance of Greg Petsko and Martin Karplus (Harvard University). Kuriyan’s research is aimed at understanding the structure and mechanism of the enzymes and molecular switches that carry out cellular signal transduction and DNA replication. His laboratory uses x-ray crystallography to determine the three-dimensional structures of proteins involved in signaling and replication, as well as biochemical, biophysical, and computational analyses to elucidate mechanisms. Kuriyan was elected to the US National Academy of Sciences in 2001.

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    protein science and biochemistry
    signaling
    crystallography
    electron microscopy
    modeling
    molecular dynamics
    Competing interests statement
    John Kuriyan has received funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the US National Institutes of Health, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He serves on the editorial board of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and on the Scientific Advisory Boards of Carmot Therapeutics (San Francisco) and Jubilant Biosys (Bangalore). He is a founder of Nurix (San Francisco).
  6. Kenton J Swartz

    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH, United States

    Kenton Swartz has been a Senior Investigator in the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke within the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland since 2003. He obtained a BS in Chemistry and Biology from Eastern Mennonite College in 1986 and a PhD in Neurobiology from Harvard Medical School in 1993, where he worked with Bruce Bean studying the regulation of voltage-gated calcium channels by G-proteins and protein kinases. He obtained postdoctoral training with Roderick MacKinnon at Harvard Medical School, where he began isolating and studying toxins that interact with voltage-activated potassium channels. His laboratory uses biochemical, molecular biological, biophysical and structural techniques to understand how ion channel proteins sense critical biological stimuli, including membrane voltage, temperature, and both chemical and mechanical signals. He received an NIH Directors Award for Scientific Achievement in 2008, an NIH Office of the Director Honor Award on behalf of the Diversity Task Force in 2011 and the Kenneth S. Cole Award from the Biophysical Society in 2017. He has also served as the president of the Society of General Physiologists.

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Neuroscience
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Research focus
    ion channel structure
    ion channel mechanisms
    ion channel physiology
    ion channel pharmacology
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    Competing interests statement
    Kenton Swartz is employed by the Intramural Research Program of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health. In addition to serving as a Senior Editor at eLife, he has served as a Reviewing Editor for eLife and as an Associate Editor at the Journal of General Physiology. He also teaches yoga at LifeTime Athletic.
  7. Cynthia Wolberger

    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, United States

    Cynthia Wolberger is a Professor of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, whose faculty she joined in 1991. She received her AB in Physics from Cornell University and her PhD in Biophysics from Harvard University, where she did thesis work on the structural basis of protein-DNA interactions under the guidance of Steve Harrison and Mark Ptashne. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco with Bob Stroud, she worked on the crystal structures of homeodomain-DNA complexes in the laboratory of Carl Pabo at Johns Hopkins. Her earlier worked focused on the structural basis for combinatorial regulation of gene expression and the molecular mechanisms of the sirtuin family of protein deacetylases. Her current research centers on the mechanisms by which ubiquitin plays a signaling role in transcription and the DNA damage response. Wolberger was a recipient of the David and Lucile Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, a March of Dimes–Basil O’Conor Starter Scholar Award, and an American Cancer Society Junior Faculty Award, and was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator from 1994–2014. She received the Protein Society’s Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Award and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Wolberger is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Research focus
    ubiquitin
    chromatin
    transcription
    post-translational modifications
    histone-modifying enzymes
    Competing interests statement
    Cynthia Wolberger receives funding from the National Institutes of Health , the US–Israel Binational Science Foundation, and the Emerson Collective. She serves on the scientific advisory boards of Thermo Fisher Scientific and the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Martinsried, Germany. She is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Protein Science, the Editorial Boards of Structure and Current Opinion in Structural Biology, and is a Faculty of 1000 section head in Transcription and Translation.

Reviewing editors

  1. Jonathan Abraham

    Harvard Medical School, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Medicine
    Research focus
    emerging viruses
    antibody neutralisation
    viral entry
    viral replication
    x-ray crystallography
    cryo-EM
  2. Toby W Allen

    RMIT University, Australia

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Physics of Living Systems
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    computational biophysics
    molecular dynamics
    free-energy calculations
    ion channels
    ion permeation
    membranes
  3. Patricia Bassereau

    Institut Curie, France

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Physics of Living Systems
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    physics of cells
    membrane biophysics
    mechanobiology
    intracellular traffic
    endocytosis
    adhesion
    cellular protrusions
    biomimetic membranes
  4. Kurt Beam

    University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, United States

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Neuroscience
    Physics of Living Systems
    Research focus
    excitation-contraction coupling in skeletal muscle
    voltage-gated calcium channels
    calcium release channels
  5. Nir Ben-Tal

    Tel Aviv University, Israel

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    computational structural biology
    structural biology
    structural bioinformatics
    protein universe
    primordial peptides
    membrane proteins
    transporters
    drug discovery
  6. James Berger

    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    x-ray crystallography
    electron microscopy
    biochemistry
    biophysics
    DNA replication
    ATPase mechanism
    DNA topology
    topoisomerases
    helicases
    Experimental organism
    B. subtilis
    D. melanogaster
    E. coli
    human
    S. cerevisiae
  7. Pamela Bjorkman

    California Institute of Technology, United States

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    HIV
    coronavirus
    antibodies
    neutralization
    vaccine design
    viral fusion
    structural biology
  8. Amie K Boal

    Pennsylvania State University, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    bioinorganic chemistry
    enzymes
    microbial chemistry
    x-ray crystallography
  9. Axel T Brunger

    Stanford University, United States

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    neurotransmission
    membrane fusion
    X-ray crystallography
    electron microscopy
    macromolecular computer simulation
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  10. Felix Campelo

    The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain

    Expertise
    Physics of Living Systems
    Cell Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    membrane mechanics
    membrane curvature
    intracellular trafficking
    membrane organization
    membrane contact sites
    Golgi complex
    endoplasmic reticulum exit sites
    super-resolution microscopy
    single-molecule microscopy
    Experimental organism
    human
    S. cerevisiae
  11. Andrew Carter

    MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (Cambridge), United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Cell Biology
    Research focus
    x-ray crystallography
    cryo-EM
    single molecule methods
    dynein
    microtubules
    actin
    cytoskeleton
    dynactin
    cryo-ET
    kinesin
    myosin
    motor proteins
    macromolecular machines
    ATPase
    AAA+ ATPases
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
    S. cerevisiae
    viruses
  12. Baron Chanda

    University of Wisconsin - Madison, United States

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    ion channels
    voltage-gating
    ligand-activation
    allosteric signaling
    single channel electrophysiology
    single molecule fluorescence spectroscopy
    voltage clamp fluorometry
  13. Henry M Colecraft

    Columbia University, United States

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Cell Biology
    Research focus
    ion channels
    ion channel regulation
    voltage-gated calcium channels
    ubiquitin
    ion channelopathy
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
    rat
  14. Laszlo Csanady

    Semmelweis University, Hungary

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    ion channel structure-function
    CFTR
    TRPM2
  15. Qiang Cui

    Boston University, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    molecular dynamics
    hybrid quantum
    classical simulations
    enzyme catalysis
    allostery
    protein dynamics
    membrane remodeling
  16. Cynthia M Czajkowski

    University of Wisconsin, Madison, United States

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    ligand-gated ion channels
    structure-function
    drug modulation
  17. Charlotte M Deane

    University of Oxford, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    structural bioinformatics computational methods
    protein folding
    protein structure prediction
    protein structure evolution
  18. Sebastian Deindl

    Uppsala University, Sweden

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Research focus
    Single-molecule biophysics and structural biology
    chromatin remodeling machines
    chromatin remodeling
    helicases
    Experimental organism
    E. coli
    human
    S. cerevisiae
  19. Lucie Delemotte

    Science for Life Laboratory, Sweden

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    membrane proteins
    structural bioinformatics
    channelopathies
    computational biophysics
    free-energy calculations
    structure-function relationship
  20. Volker Dötsch

    Goethe University, Germany

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Cell Biology
    Research focus
    membrane protein
    signal transduction
  21. David Drew

    University of Stockholm, Sweden

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    membrane transporters
    x-ray crystallography
    cryo-EM
    membrane protein biotechnology
    bioenergetics
    solute carrier (SLC) transport
  22. Edward Egelman

    University of Virginia, United States

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    cryo-EM
    helical polymers
    Experimental organism
    E. coli
    human
    viruses
  23. Sarel Fleishman

    Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    molecular recognition
    computational protein design
    protein folding
    antibody
    enzyme design
  24. Aaron Frank

    University of Michigan, United States

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Research focus
    molecular modeling
    biophysics
    structural biology
    computation
    RNA biochemistry
    RNA structural biology
  25. Adam Frost

    University of California, San Francisco, United States

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Cell Biology
    Research focus
    cryo-EM
    electron cryo-microscopy
    membranes
    membrane remodeling
    proteostasis
    stress responses
    translation
    mitochondria
    nuclear envelope
    intracellular trafficking
  26. Teresa Giraldez

    Universidad de La Laguna, Spain

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    ion channels
    neuronal excitability
    channelopathies
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  27. Marcel Goldschen-Ohm

    University of Texas at Austin, United States

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    ion channel structure and mechanisms
    single molecule dynamics
    single molecule fluorescence
    patch-clamp electrophysiology
    ligand binding
  28. Ruben Gonzalez

    Columbia University, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    translation
    translational control
    ribosomes
    RNA
    tRNA
    single-molecule biophysics
    single-molecule fluorescence resonance energy transfer
    cryo-EM
    biochemistry
    live cell imaging
    Experimental organism
    B. subtilis
    E. coli
    human
    S. cerevisiae
  29. Nikolaus Grigorieff

    Janelia Research Campus, United States

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    cryo-EM methods
    image processing
    algorithms
    molecular mechanisms
    Experimental organism
    S. cerevisiae
    rotavirus
  30. Donald Hamelberg

    Georgia State University, United States

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    molecular dynamics
    classical simulations
    protein dynamics
    protein allostery
    enzyme catalysis
    Long time scale dynamics
  31. Franz-Ulrich Hartl

    Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    protein folding
    molecular chaperones
    neurodegenerative disorders
  32. Christopher Hill

    University of Utah, United States

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    molecular machines
    AAA ATPases
    proteasome
    HIV
    virus-host interactions
    insulin receptor
    nucleosome structure and reorganization
  33. Heedeok Hong

    Michigan State University, United States

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Research focus
    membrane proteins
    membrane protein folding
    membrane protein stability
    rhomboid proteases
    ATP-dependent proteolysis
    AAA+
    GlpG
    FtsH
  34. Leon D. Islas

    Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    molecular computation
    membrane protein
    ion channels
    fluorescence
    models
  35. Lewis Kay

    University of Toronto, Canada

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    NMR spectroscopy
    Experimental organism
    human
  36. Andrew C Kruse

    Harvard Medical School, United States

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Research focus
    signal transduction
    G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR)
    membrane proteins
    x-ray crystallography
    molecular pharmacology
    yeast surface display
  37. Tatiana G Kutateladze

    University of Colorado School of Medicine, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    epigenetics
    chromatin
    protein structure
    NMR spectroscopy
    molecular mechanisms
    Experimental organism
    human
  38. Joanne Lemieux

    University of Alberta, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    protease
    intramembrane protease
    crystallography
    membrane proteins
    structural biology
  39. Richard Lewis

    Stanford University School of Medicine, United States

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    ion channels
    calcium signaling
  40. Andrei Lupas

    Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Evolutionary Biology
    Research focus
    bacterial surface proteins
    bioinformatics
    coiled coils
    protein design
    protein evolution
    protein structure
    transmembrane signal tranduction
  41. Andreas Martin

    University of California, Berkeley, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    AAA+ ATPases
    protein degradation
    proteostasis
    ATPase mechanism
    protein folding
  42. Geeta Narlikar

    University of California, San Francisco, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    chromatin
    heterochromatin spread
    chromatin remodeling machines
    phase-separation
  43. Mark T. Nelson

    The University of Vermont, United States

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    ion channels
    calcium signaling
    neurovascular coupling in the brain
    vascular, cell and systems biology
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  44. Hannes Neuweiler

    University of Würzburg, Germany

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Research focus
    protein folding
    protein dynamics
    protein engineering
    fluorescence spectroscopy
    fluorescence probes
    kinetics
    single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy
  45. Lucy O'Brien

    Stanford University, United States

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    tissue stem cells
    epithelial tissues and organs
    multicellularity
    collective cell behaviors
    cell fate decisions
    midgut
    intestine
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
  46. Rohit V Pappu

    Washington University in St Louis, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    biophysics
    intrinsically disordered proteins
    intracellular phase transition phenomena
    organization of proteins and nucleic acids
  47. Stephan Pless

    University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Research focus
    ion channels
    pharmacology
    electrophysiology
    biophysics
    chemical biology
    non-canonical amino acids
    protein engineering
    neurobiology
  48. Arun Radhakrishnan

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Cell Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    lipid sensors
    cholesterol
    sphingomyelin
    cholesterol transport
    SREBP
    Scap
    cholesterol homeostasis
    endoplasmic reticulum
    Experimental organism
    E. coli
    human
    mouse
  49. Samara L Reck-Peterson

    University of California San Diego, United States

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Cell Biology
    Research focus
    cytoskeleton
    intracellular transport
    microtubules
    actin
    dynein
    kinesin
    myosin
    Experimental organism
    S. cerevisiae
    Aspergillus
    human
  50. Janice L Robertson

    Washington University in St. Louis, United States

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Physics of Living Systems
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Research focus
    membrane protein folding
    computational modeling
    oligomerization
    membrane transport
    driving forces
    lipids
  51. Rina Rosenzweig

    Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    NMR
    protein folding
    chaperones
  52. Jon T Sack

    University of California, Davis, United States

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    ion channels
    voltage gating
    voltage clamp electrophysiology
    ligand binding
    allostery
    rate theory modeling
    thermodynamics
  53. Rajan Sankaranarayanan

    CSIR – Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, India

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    crystal structure
    mechanism
    translation of genetic code
    proofreading
    editing
    tRNA synthetase
    Experimental organism
    E. coli
  54. Sjors HW Scheres

    Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    cryo-EM
    maximum likelihood
    image processing
    amyloids
    tau
    alpha-synuclein
  55. Yibing Shan

    DE Shaw Research, United States

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Research focus
    computational structural biology
    signaling
    computational chemistry
    molecular dynamics
    computer-aided drug design
    protein kinases
    small G protein
    receptor tyrosine kinases
  56. Maria Spies

    University of Iowa, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Cancer Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    single-molecule biophysics
    DNA repair
    DNA replication
    DNA recombination
    genome stability
    protein dynamics
    protein-nucleic acids interactions
    drug discovery
    Experimental organism
    human
    yeast
    bacteria
  57. Randy B Stockbridge

    University of Michigan, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    ion channels
    transporters
    microbial membrane proteins
    crystallography
    electrophysiology
    Experimental organism
    E. coli
  58. Sriram Subramaniam

    University of British Columbia, Canada

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    structural biology
    cryo-electron microscopy
    tomography
    drug design
    multi-protein complexes
  59. Wesley Sundquist

    University of Utah School of Medicine, United States

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Research focus
    virus assembly
    HIV
    ESCRT
    abscission
    innate immunity
  60. Thomas Surrey

    The Francis Crick Institute, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Cell Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    cytoskeleton
    spindle assembly
    cell division
    motor proteins
    microtubules
    self-organization
    active networks
    Experimental organism
    human
  61. Ilaria Testa

    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    super resolution microscopy
    STED
    RESOLFT
    SIM
    Single-molecule
    fluorescence
    photochromic probes
    light microscopy
  62. Oliver Weichenrieder

    Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    retrotransposition
    regulatory mRNA
    x-ray crystallography
    structural biology
  63. William I Weis

    Stanford University, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    cell adhesion
    wnt signaling
    X-ray crystallography
    structural biology
    Experimental organism
    C. elegans
    Dictyostelium
    human
    mouse
  64. Julie P I Welburn

    University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Cell Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    mitosis
    cytoskeleton
    motors
    phosphorylation
    kinase
    microtubule
    cilia
    kinetochore
    Experimental organism
    human
    in vitro
  65. Claire Wyart

    Institut du Cerveau et la Moelle épinière, France

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    locomotion
    behavior
    interoception
    cerebrospinal fluid
    motor control
    optogenetics
    sensory feedback
    Experimental organism
    zebrafish
    mouse
    macaque
  66. Jie Xiao

    Johns Hopkins University, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Cell Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Physics of Living Systems
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    single molecule biophysics
    microbiology
    cell division
    cell wall
    gene expression
    Experimental organism
    E. coli
  67. Giulia Zanetti

    Birkbeck, University of London, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Cell Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    membrane trafficking
    coat proteins
    COPII
    membrane remodeling
    structural biology
    cryo-EM
    cryo-ET
    subtomogram averaging
    Experimental organism
    S. cerevisiae
  68. Mingjie Zhang

    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR China

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    postsynaptic density
    synaptic signaling
    scaffold proteins
    liquid-liquid phase separation
    biological condensates