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

Research in SB3 focuses on the structure, function, and interactions of biological macromolecules. Faculty expertise includes structural biology (cryoelectron microscopy, NMR, and x-ray crystallography), computational biology, and advanced biochemical and biophysical techniques. Experimental systems in SB3 range from macromolecules and macromolecular complexes to organellar and cellular models.



Eric May, Program Head
Phone: (860) 486-0484


  • Alder Awarded Reinhard-Frank Foundation Grant
    Nathan Alder, along with collaborator Doron Rapaport from the University of Tübingen (Germany), has received an award from the Reinhard-Frank Foundation for research on mitochondria-targeted bioactive compounds. Support from this foundation is designed to advance novel research that builds upon existing research strengths and promotes sustained partnership between participating institutions. The supported research will explore […]
    Posted on February 13, 2023
  • May and Alder Receive Collaborative NIH Grant with Johns Hopkins University
    Nathan Alder and Eric May have been awarded an R01 grant from the NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) as co-investigators on a project led by Steve Claypool at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The project, entitled “An intimate and multifaceted partnership: cardiolipin and the mitochondrial ADP/ATP carrier” (R01HL165729), is a […]
    Posted on February 13, 2023