Member Listing – Christopher Bystroff

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Research Summary
Vaccine design, biosensor design
Research Description
My lab studies protein folding and design. Understanding the pathway of protein folding may be the key to better algorithms for protein design. We are focusing our protein design work on green fluorescent protein (GFP), with the goal of understanding its folding and its dynamics, and to harness its intrinsic reporting ability to create programmable fluorescent biosensors, capable of specifically detecting peptides and proteins. We develop software that runs on massively parallel clusters such as CCNI. We synthesize and screen computationally designed molecules in the lab using molecular biological techniques, and then subject the proteins to biophysical analysis and X-ray crystallography.
Research Keywords
protein design,biosensors, vaccine design
Working with Rosetta Since