Derewenda, Zygmunt S.

Zygmunt S. Derewenda

Zygmunt S. Derewenda

Primary Appointment

Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics


  • MSc, Biophysics, University of Lodz, Poland
  • PhD, Chemistry, University of Lodz, Poland
  • Postdoc, Protein Crystallography, University of York, United Kingdom

Contact Information

Telephone: 434-243-6842

Research Interests

Structure-function relationships in proteins

Research Description

Current funded projects in the laboratory:

(1) Elucidation of molecular mechanisms controlling smooth muscle contractility;

(2) Development of drugs against the influenza and Ebola viruses;

(3) Studies of the mechanism of protein crystallization and development of new methods in this field.

Selected Publications