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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 established a synchrotron beamline for x-ray protein crystallography, high-speed computing facilities and a biophysical tools teaching program. A new cryo-electron microscopy suite will further expand Rockefeller’s capabilities in structural biology. Research interests of the members include chromosomal DNA replication, nuclear transport, messenger RNA transcription, RNA processing, protein translation, signal transduction, ion channel structure and function, protein folding, peptide/protein chemistry, chemical biology and computational and structural genomics.