Seth M. Rubin, Ph.D.

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Institution
University of California, Santa Cruz
Address
1156 High Street
City, State, Zip
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Phone
(831) 459-1921
E-mail
srubin[at]ucsc.edu
Website
http://chemistry.ucsc.edu/~srubin/RubinLab/Home.html
Research Field
Biochemistry
Award Year
2008

Research

Our broad research interests are in understanding the biochemical mechanisms that control the cell cycle. Understanding mechanisms of cell cycle control requires a detailed molecular picture of protein-protein interactions and how these interactions regulate enzymatic function and cellular architecture. Our laboratory seeks to elucidate the biochemical determinants of protein interaction affinity and specificity and how these factors are affected by regulatory modifications to protein composition and structure. We apply a variety of structural and biochemical techniques to learn in molecular detail how structural changes and chemical modifications affect biological function.