Ning Zheng, Ph.D.

Title
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Department
Department of Pharmacology
Institution
University of Washington
Address
D-409 Health Sciences Center
Box 357280
City, State, Zip
Seattle, WA 98195-7280
Phone
(206) 616-3990
E-mail
nzheng[at]u.washington.edu
Website
http://depts.washington.edu/zhenglab/
Research Field
Structural Biology
Award Year
2004

Research

The blueprint of life encoded by the genome is interpreted, executed, and maintained by hundreds of thousands of proteins. Their precisely coordinated functions are fundamental to all biological systems and to every aspect of human health. We are in general interested in understanding how proteins interact with each other and with other biological molecules to mediate cellular processes. An important technique we use is protein X-ray crystallography, which allows us to visualize the amotic structural details of how proteins function.