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SB3 is one of four areas of concentration within the Molecular and Cell Biology Field of Study.
We study the structure, function and interactions of biological macromolecules.




  • NESS 2016
    The North East Structural Symposium will be held on October 14 at the UCONN Health campus. The topic is “New Paradigms in Drug Discovery.”  For a list of speakers and registration information follow the NESS link at the bottom of the page.
  • New publication from the Teschke lab
    Keifer DZ, Motwani T, Teschke CM, Jarrold MF. (2016) Measurement of the accurate mass of a 50 MDa infectious virus.  Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom. 30(17):1957-62. doi: 10.1002/rcm.7673.
  • New publication from the Teschke lab
    Wu W, Leavitt JC, Cheng N, Gilcrease EB, Motwani T, Teschke CM, Casjens SR, Steven AC. (2016) Localization of the Houdinisome (Ejection Proteins) inside the Bacteriophage P22 Virion by Bubblegram Imaging. MBio.  7(4). pii: e01152-16. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01152-16.

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Current research interests:

  • Protein structure and folding
  • Membrane proteins
  • Protein design
  • Multiscale molecular modeling
  • Macromolecular interactions
  • Virus structure and assembly




Nathan Alder, Program Head

Phone: (860) 486-5154