Welcome. 

Welcome to the website of the Department of Structural Biology at the University of Pittsburgh. 

The Department of Structural Biology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is located in Biomedical Science Tower 3.  We currently have twelve faculty members working in the fields of Cryo EM, NMR, X-Ray Crystallography, and Biochemistry.

Learn more about our department and the exciting work that we do by navigating with the menu on the left. Do not hesitate to contact us if you do not find the information that you are looking for on these pages.

If you are interested in pursuing an advanced degree in Structural Biology please take a look site at the Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology Graduate Program.


Angela M. Gronenborn, Ph.D.
UPMC Rosalind Franklin Professor and Chair 
Department of Structural Biology 
Distinguished Professor of Structural Biology 
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 
Professor of Bioengineering 
Swanson School of Engineering

 


 

 

 

 

 

The 3rd Gateway NMR Conference


Location: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Biomedical Science Tower 3, Rm 6014
November 2nd - 3rd, 2018


Date and Time:
Start on November 2nd 4 pm, and ended on November 3rd 3 pm.


Conference organizers

Rieko Ishima (chair)
Rafael Brüschweiler
David Weliky


Local organizing committee

Rieko Ishima
Andrew P. Hinck
Damodaran Krishnan Achary


Keynote Speaker:
 Dr. Robert Tycko (NIH)


Confirmed Speakers

Dr. David D. Boehr (Penn State University)
Dr. Matthias Buck (Case Western Reserve University)
Dr. Terry Gullion (West Virginia University)
Dr. Sarah Keane (University of Michigan)
Dr. Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy (University of Michigan)
Dr. Gary Lorigan (Miami University)
Dr. Pei Tang (University of Pittsburgh)

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Department of Structural Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 

“Challenges of Big Data“
Interdisciplinary Summer School 
University of Pittsburgh
August 13-17, 2018


We are organizing a small, pilot interdisciplinary graduate summer school on the Challenges of Big Data from August 13-17 at the University of Pittsburgh.  We will accept between 12 and 20 science, philosophy, and history and philosophy of science graduate students from the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.  The goal is to provide guidance and experience in interdisciplinary engagement, encompassing historical, philosophical and scientific perspectives.  We will discuss challenges that big data generate, such as quantity vs. quality of big data, managing privacy and application, transparency and bias in the analysis of big data, and how to write from and for different disciplines.   Following the group discussion each morning, students will divide into small groups to collaborate in writing a perspective-style article on some aspect of big data. We will meet from 10 am to 4 pm each day, concluding with a dinner on Friday, August 17.

 Presentations by:

• Michael J. Becich, Department of Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine

• Lillian Chong, Department of Chemistry

• David Danks, Department of Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University 

• Angela Gronenborn, Department of Structural Biology 

• Sandra Mitchell, Department of History and Philosophy of Science

 


How To Apply:

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First Name
Last Name
Department
Area of Research


Organizing Committee:

Sandra Mitchell, Department of History and Philosophy of Science This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Lillian Chong, Department of Chemistry  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Co-sponsored by the Department of Structural Biology, School of Medicine; the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, the Office of the Provost and the Associate Dean's Office for Graduate Studies and Research, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.


 

 

Angela Gronenborn
UPMC Rosalind Franklin Professor and Chair
Department of Structural Biology

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NMR Studies

 

Jinwoo Ahn
Assistant Professor

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Protein Biochemistry

 

James Conway
Professor

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Cryo-Electron Microscopy

 

Andrew Hinck
Professor

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NMR Studies

 

Rieko Ishima
Associate Professor

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NMR Studies

 

Patrick van der Wel
Associate Professor

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Solid-state NMR Studies 

  Ronald Wetzel
Professor Emeritus

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Yan Xu
Professor

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Anesthesiology 

 

Guillermo Calero
Assistant Professor

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X-ray Crystallography  

 

Peijun Zhang
Associate Professor

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Cryo-Electron Microscopy