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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 ’17 Registration
    The Registration site for the 14th annual NESS meeting  is up:​.  Abstracts for posters and oral presentations will be accepted until October 13, 2017.
  • New Publication
    The Alder lab has a new publication in collaboration with the May and Robinson labs: Malhotra, K., Modak, A., Nangia, S., Daman, T.H., Gunsel, U. Robinson, V.L., Mokranjac, D., May, E.R., and Alder, N.N. (2017) Cardiolipin mediates membrane and channel interactions of the mitochondrial TIM23 protein import complex receptor Tim50. Science Advances  DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1700532  
  • NESS 2017
    This year’s North Eastern Structure Symposium (NESS) will be held on October 28, 2017.  The topic is “Through the looking glass: Inspecting Biological Processes by Cryo-EM.

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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