Our laboratory studies macromolecular structures with an aim toward an in-depth understanding of structure-function relationships.
We specialize in scientific data management and strive to increase reproducibility via open science principles.
We strive to understand biological systems using a combination of X-ray crystallography and other biophysical techniques.
We are currently members of the Center for Structural Genomics of Infectious Disease, an NIAID project focused on human pathogens.
We also focus on metal binding to proteins and the structural variability observed within crystal structures.
We strive to increase scientific reproducibility by developing methods and algorithms that help ensure structural models accurately reflect the macromolecules of interest. Our tools are used in throughout the world and address a wide range of scientific problems, from diffraction image processing to metal environment geometries to data archiving.
Check My Metal
A web server for the validation of metal binding sites in macromolecules.MgRNA
Classification of Mg2+ binding sites in RNA crystal structures.Fitmunk
Automatic modeling of side-chain conformationsProteinDiffraction.org
Diffraction Experiment Archive - (AKA The Integrated Resource for Reproducibility in Macromolecular Crystallography).Protein purification and crystallization artifacts
PDB codes that can be used to detect crystallization artifacts using molecular replacement.Molstack
Platform for sharing electron density maps and their interpretations.CSGID
We provide data management services for the Center for Structural Genomics of Infectious Diseases.