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.
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.
My group collaborators with many others to provide crystal structures of molecules of biochemical interest. Listed here are proteins of past and present interest, along with links to websites describing some of the molecules and projects in more detail. Current and past collaborators are also listed here.
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