Center for Structural Biology

Center for Structural Biology

The Center for Structural Biology uses X-ray crystallography to study non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, malaria, and tuberculosis. The Center has several projects using structural biology to answer questions about different diseases that affect human health. Structural biology is the study of the three-dimensional shape assumed by biological macromolecules such as proteins and nucleic acids. Practical applications of protein structural data allows researchers to understand how protein structure contributes to some diseases and has created a new method of drug discovery known as structure guided drug design.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Phone: 979.845.1012