Katsuhiko Murakami, Ph.D.

Title
Professor
Department
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Institution
Pennsylvania State University
Address
6 Althouse Laboratory
City, State, Zip
University Park, PA 16802
Phone
(814) 865-2758
E-mail
kum14[at]psu.edu
Website
http://bmb.psu.edu/directory/kum14
Research Field
Structural Biology
Award Year
2005

Research

Gene expression is fundamental to all organisms and studying how the genetic code is expressed in molecular terms is critical to cell development and understanding diseases. Our major contribution to biomedical research involves applying structural biology (X-ray crystallography) towards understanding how the genetic information is transcribed into RNA. My laboratory currently studies transcription in bacteriophage N4 and Archaea as model systems for single-subunit and cellular RNAPs, respectively.