Structural Biology of Neurodegenerative Disease
How the brain degenerates is still a mystery. However, specific genetic mutations associated with neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’ diseases, identified in the recent two decades provide opportunities for detailed investigations. In this seminar, I will present how we apply methods of biochemistry and structural biology to gain insights into the etiology of Parkinson’s disease and for the discovery of potential therapeutic agents.


Beetlejuice! Secrets of beetle sprays unlocked at the Advanced Photon SourceMay 1, 2015

Researchers using the Advanced Photon Source have gotten the first-ever look inside the living beetle as it sprays. The results are published today in Science.

Argonne Subsurface Biogeochemical Research Program

The Argonne Subsurface Biogeochemical Research Program (SBR) Scientific Focus Area (SFA) integrates synchrotron-based biogeochemistry with “now-generation” DNA sequencing techniques and bioinformatics approaches, microbiology, and molecular biology to pursue the long-term scientific goal of elucidating the interplay, at the molecular level, between specific microbial metabolic activities, solution chemistry, and mineralogy contributing to the transformations of minerals, heavy metals, and radioactive elements in subsurface environments.