Our Research

Form determines function in biology, even at the level of individual molecules. The understanding of biological function derived from three-dimensional structures of key proteins is one of the most stunning outcomes of the molecular revolution in biology. The overall goal of our research is to understand biological function at the molecular level through knowledge of protein three-dimensional structure.

X-ray crystallography is the experimental method we use to determine protein structures; we have contributed to the development of new methods for rapid structure determination so that knowledge of key protein structures influences the study of biological problems early rather than retrospectively.