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Jochen Zimmer’s lab published structure of plant cellulose synthase in Science

Jochen Zimmer’s lab published structure of plant cellulose synthase in Science. Cellulose is the most abundant biopolymer produced on earth. Cellulose synthase is an trimeric integral membrane protein that stiches…

Important paper on COVID-19 spread by Peter Kasson and Lynn Kamerlin getting world news coverage

Managing COVID-19 spread with voluntary public-health measures: Sweden as a case study for pandemic control Shina C L Kamerlin, Peter M Kasson  Clinical Infectious Diseases, ciaa864, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa864  Published: 01 July…

We celebrate Mateusz Czub from Wladek Minor’s lab, recently awarded a Wagner fellowship

Please join us in congratulating Mateusz Czub for earning the Robert R. Wagner Fellowship. In 1997, Bob and Mary Wagner established The Robert R. Wagner Fellowship Fund with the goal…

Congratulations to the Isakson Lab! In the course of 8 days, Dr. Brant Isakson and his Lab received a lot of great news…

            In the course of 8 days, Dr. Brant Isakson and his Lab received a lot of great news: —Claire Ruddiman (2nd year Pharm student…

Congratulations! Excellence of Teaching Award for Dr. Barbie Pornillos

Dr. Barbie Ganser-Pornillos is one of this year’s recipients of the University of Virginia School of Medicine Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Dean David S. Wilkes will recognize Dr. Ganser-Pornillos’…

Dean David S. Wilkes announces that Lukas Tamm, PhD, has been appointed as chair of the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics, effective July 1, 2018.

Dr. Tamm received his basic training in molecular biosciences at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, Switzerland. He spent a year at Cornell University studying microtubules by electron microscopy…

Team led by Wladek Minor, PhD creates guide for the submicroscopic world inside us

Wladek Minor's group has "established new guidelines for scientists mapping out the body molecule by molecule to help us better understand how our cells use metals such as iron and…

Minor Lab’s publication has been featured on the cover of Nature Protocols!

Metals play a variety of essential roles in biological processes, but are often improperly modeled or misidentified in protein structures determined by various methods. The Minor Lab’s publication outlining the best…

C-ville article: Researching Ebola cure

"Ebola. The flu. The common cold. None of them have cures, or even adequate prevention drugs because they evolve and splay into thousands—possibly millions—of varying strains each year."  Molecular Physiology…

We welcome Dr. Stefanie Redemann!

Stefanie Redemann, Assistant Professor is joining our department and the Center for Membrane and Cell Physiology. The Redemann Lab is interested in uncovering and understanding the underlying principles of spindle…