Collaborative Projects

Collaboration with research groups at Michigan:

  • Dr. Pavel Ngorny (Department of Chemistry): Synthetic amphipathic polymers.

  • Dr. Brandon Ruotolo (Department of Chemistry), Dr. Charles Brooks (Department of Chemistry and Biophysics), Dr. Magdalena Ivanova (Biophysics and Neurology), Dr. Yanzhuang Wang (MCDB), Dr. Neil Marsh (Department of Chemistry), Dr. Matthew Chapman (Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology), Dr. Akira Ono (Department of Immunology and Microbiology): Investigation of the protein misfolding, protein aggregation and implications in Alzheimer's Disease and other amyloid diseases. IDPs and viral infection.

  • Dr. Nicholas Kotov in the Department of Chemical Engineering: High-resolution structural studies on nanomaterials.

  • Dr. Wenjing Wang (Department of Chemistry and LSI), Dr. Stephen Ragsdale (Biological Chemistry), Dr. Randy Stockbridge (Biophysics and MCDB): Structural biology of membrane proteins.

  • Dr. Richard Auchus in the Department of Internal Medicine & Pharmacology: Characterization of the structure and dynamics of cytochrome b5, cytochrome P450, cytochrome-P450-reductase and their interactions with one another, using solution NMR and solid-state NMR techniques.

  • Dr. Adam Matzger in the Department of Chemistry: Structural characterization of polymorphic pharmaceutical compounds and MOFs using solid-state NMR.

  • Dr. Zhan Chen (Department of Chemistry and Biophysics) and Dr. Kenichi Kuroda (Department of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering, and the School of Dentistry): Structural and functional studies on antimicrobial and anticancer polypeptides, and their membrane-disruptive behavior.

Collaborations with research groups outside Michigan:

  • Dr. Carol Fierke, Brandeis University, Boston USA: Studies on IAPP (or amylin)

  • Dr. Qi Zhang, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA: Studies on RNA

  • Dr. Riqiang Fu, NHMFL, Tallahassee, USA: Solid-State NMR studies

  • Dr. Gang Wu, Queens University, Kingston, Canada: Oxygen-17 NMR

  • Dr. Thirupathi Ravula and Dr. Marco Tonelli, NMRFAM, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA: NMR studies

  • Dr. Anantharamaiah, University of Alabama, USA: Peptide-based nanodsics

  • Dr. Bernd Reif, Technical University of Munich, Germany: Protein aggregation.

  • Dr. Yusuke Nishiyama (RIKEN & JEOL Co., Japan): Ultrafast-MAS solid-state NMR spectroscopy.

  • Bruker NMR (Bellerica, USA): DNP solid-state NMR studies

  • Dr. Ehud Gazit (Tel Aviv University, Israel), Dr. Yifat Miller (Ben Gurion University, Israel), Dr. Carmelo La Rosa (University of Catania, Italy), Dr. Danilo Milardi (CNRS, Catania, Italy), Dr. Lucie Khemtemourian (Bordeaux, France), Dr. Sandrine Ongerie (University of Paris Saclay), Dr. Young-Hou Lee (KBSI, Korea), Dr. Mi Hee Lim (KAIST, Korea): Protein aggregation.

  • Dr. Takahiro Nakayama and Dr. Toshio Ando, Kanazawa University: High-speed AFM experiments.