Biomolecular Structure, Dynamics, and Function (BSDF Group)

The structures of basic biomolecules that include proteins, DNA and RNA are fundamental to the emergent properties of life. The BSDF group at UNC Charlotte comprises of exceptional researchers from biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics and computing. Collectively BSDF faculty have been awarded over $35M in external funding and have published over 1,000 publications with more than 82,000 citations. We are heavily invested in student education and have trained over 190 graduate and 270 undergraduates in our research labs. Our current studies are diverse and include understanding structure-function of proteins critical to human disease, protein-protein and protein-DNA interactions, molecular motors, protein trafficking, post-translational modifications in cancer, the design of nanostructures and protein/peptides, and circadian rhythm in marine organisms.  Current members of BSDF include: