S. James Remington
Physics Member, IMB
Institute of molecular biology
Our group uses an interdisciplinary approach in applying physical techniques to the study of biological molecules, especially the structure, function, and interaction of enzymes, chemoreceptors and fluorescent proteins. The primary techniques we use are mutagenesis, x-ray crystallography and spectroscopy, but occasionally we perform computer modeling of enzyme active sites and other properties of proteins. In the laboratory, chemists and biologists collaborate with physicists to achieve a broader intellectual basis for the research.
Enzyme structure, mechanism and dynamics, x-ray crystallography, development of fluorescent protein biosensors.