Prof. Daniel Aalberts awarded NIH Grant (2014)

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Williams College physics professor Daniel Aalberts a three-year, $255,304 grant to study how to obtain sufficient yields of proteins.

“Understanding the 3D structure of the protein a gene encodes can help biologists understand its function,” explains Aalberts, whose research focuses on the physics of biological polymers. “This includes how similar that structure is to another protein, what effect a mutation in the protein sequence might have, or where a drug might bind.”

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