Jack Skinner joins the Lab
Jack Skinner joins the lab as a Post-Doc coming from Walter Englander's lab at UPenn where he studied the conformational states of the MAD protein using Hydrogen Exchange.
Alex "Frenchy" or "Frenchinald" French joins the lab
Alex French joins the Sosnick lab as a Ph.D. student in Biochemistry. He hopes to perfect his high kicks and pokemon skills among other things.
Tobin Named Chair of Biochemistry
Congratulations to Tobin being named the Chair of the Biochemistry department.
Mia joins the Lab
Tobin, Aashish and Mia working hard
Tobin and ZZ in the Lab
It is not rare for Tobin to be in and around the lab but we had to take this picture so everyone could understand how excited Tobin becomes when he gets to wear a face shield!
located at The University of Chicago
The over-all goal of our research program is to understand how complex biological molecules adopt their functional, 3-dimensional conformations: The Protein and RNA Folding Problem. These synergistic studies, both experimental and computational, are based on the premise that rigorous and innovative studies of basic processes have broad implications in many areas of biological research. The folding process has considerable biological significance while posing a tremendous intellectual challenge. Beyond aiding in the prediction of structure from sequence, the relevance of folding studies is underscored by the involvement of misfolded conformers in a variety of human diseases and the role of “natively-unfolded” proteins in regulation, recognition, and binding. From the RNA standpoint, recent discoveries of the diverse roles structural RNAs play in gene expression, such as riboswitches, illustrate the importance of understanding their dynamics and folding as well. Other classes of non-coding RNAs are likely to be found with new regulatory roles.