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Pels Family Center for Biochemistry and Structural Biology

The Pels Family Center provides infrastructure and training for interdisciplinary studies of important biological and medical problems, using complementary tools from chemistry, physics, and the computational sciences. Center members have access to synchrotron beamlines for x-ray protein crystallography, high-speed computing facilities, and cryo-electron microscopes. The Pels Center facilitates studies on chromosomal DNA replication, nuclear transport, messenger RNA transcription, RNA processing, protein translation, signal transduction, ion channel and transporter protein structure and function, protein folding, peptide/protein chemistry, chemical biology, and computational and structural genomics.