Zygmunt Derewenda

Derewenda, Zygmunt S.

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

PO Box 800736
Pinn Hall Rm 4211
Charlottesville, VA
Telephone: 434-243-6842
Email: zsd4n@virginia.edu

Research Disciplines

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Structural Biology

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.

List of Publications in Pubmed

Selected Publications