Areas of Research

Many of the research programs of Northwestern's Biophysics Faculty fall within the realms of Structural Biology, Drug Design, Quantitative and Mechanistic Biology, Computational Biology and Chemical Biology. With over 20 faculty involved in the program and mani inter-laboratory collaborations, a variety of fundamental biological questions are being studied, including:

  • Nucleic acid structure and function
  • Mechanisms of gene regulation
  • Protein and RNA processing in the cell
  • Intracellular metal trafficking
  • Molecular mechanisms of viral infection
  • Mechanisms of macromolecular machines
  • Membrane protein structure and function

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November 10, 2011