Welcome, Profs. Procko and Zhang!

We would like to welcome Erik Procko and Kai Zhang, Assistant Professors of Biochemistry, to the CBI faculty!

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Research

Membrane protein structure and function; ‘Big Data’ methods for analysis of mutations in mammalian transmembrane proteins; G protein-coupled receptors for HIV-1 infection and in the nervous system; HIV-1 envelope protein and its interactions with host cell receptors; and neurotransmitter transporters.

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Research

Optogenetic dissection of intracellular signaling pathways in mammalian cells and in Xenopus embryos, light-controlled protein-protein interaction, protein engineering, protein trafficking in neurons, fluorescence microscopy

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