Professor: Nozomi Ando
Project Description: The fundamental question of interest to the Ando lab is that of protein allostery: how do distant parts of a protein communicate in order to tune function and perform sequential steps in the correct order? Our lab is approaching this problem from multiple angles. We are best known for our unique use of X-ray scattering and diffraction, but we also employ cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) and other biophysical methods. Research areas include: understanding the evolution of protein allostery, understanding how protein motions are correlated, understanding how floppy proteins function, and understanding how complex metal-containing proteins work.
We are seeking highly motivated students who have completed biochemistry coursework.