Ron Stenkamp's Homepage - Crystallography and Molecules


I'm a professor in the Departments of Biological Structure and Biochemistry at the University of Washington. My research and teaching activities are centered on the structure and function of biological macromolecules with a strong dependence on X-ray crystallographic techniques for studying molecular structures. I particularly enjoy the mix of experimental and computational work associated with crystallography and the great dependence on geometry in this type of research.

Teaching Projects

Biological X-ray Structure Analysis - Biological Structure 515

This introductory course covers the fundamentals of crystals (lattices, unit cells, symmetry, space groups), diffraction (optical analogs, Laue conditions, Bragg's Law, Ewald's sphere of reflection), structure solution (direct methods, Patterson techniques, multiple isomorphous replacement, molecular replacement, MAD), and refinement. The course content and organization is being revised (2012), and the course website will be revised when possible.

Research Projects


Contact Information

Mailing address:
Box 357420
Dept. of Biological Structure
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7420

phone: (206) 685-1721
FAX: (206) 543-1524

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