Thomas U. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Title
Pfizer-Laubach Career Development Professor of Biology
Department
Department of Biology
Institution
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Address
77 Massachusetts Avenue Room 68-480
City, State, Zip
Cambridge, MA 2139
Phone
(617) 452-3851
E-mail
tus[at]mit.edu
Website
http://schwartzlab.mit.edu/site/Welcome.html
Research Field
Structural Biology; Cell Biology
Award Year
2007

Research

Research in our lab aims at understanding protein function on the basis of atomic structure determination using X-ray crystallography as an important tool. Our focal point is the elucidation of the structure and function of the Nuclear Pore Complex (NPC), the gateway into and out of the cell's nucleus and thus of central importance for separating transcription and translation. We employ an integrative approach to this research area combining structure determination with biochemical, biophysical, cell biological and genetic methods.