Virginia Commonwealth University offers an interdisciplinary course of graduate study leading to a doctoral degree for students with interests in the broad area of structural biology. The emphasis of this curriculum is on mastery of methods for the analysis of biomolecular structures and the application of these methods to solve problems of biological importance. Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. students may seek entry to the Structural Biology program with the consent of their department or school and the approval of the Structural Biology faculty. Students with backgrounds in quantitative sciences who have an interest in biological structure problems are encouraged to seek entry. Read the Director's welcome here!
It is with much sadness that I share the news that Professor Donald Abraham has passed away in Florida. Don was the Chair of the department of medicinal chemistry (1988 - 2000) and the Director of the Institute between 1995 - 2007. He was also the founding Director of the Institute. Don was well-known as a scientist, drug discoverer, and an entrepreneur. He was one of the early pioneers who pursued the concept of structural biology in drug discovery, especially in the field of hemoglobin-targeting antisickling agents. Click here for more information.
Dr. Erin B. Purcell, Assistant Professor
Old Dominion University, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Location: MCV – Larrick Student Center (Court End A - 900 Turpin Street)
"Identifying the Small Signaling Molecules that Mediate Antibiotic Tolerance in Clostridium Difficile"