Phone: 610-896-4205
Office: KINSC S311


My lab is interested in understanding the mechanism of large-scale protein polymerization. Protein misfolding can lead to polymerization and we are focused on studies of how proteins involved in neurodegenerative diseases can aggregate. We are currently studying this aggregation in Huntingon's disease, Parkinson's disease, and ALS, using both worms and flies as our model systems. For an overview of this work, please see our Scientia article.

We are also interested in applying protein design to create polymers for use in biomaterials for applications in nanotechnology.

Our lab is also primarily responsible for managing the Beckman ProteomeLab XL-A Analytical Ultracentrifuge in the KINSC Instrument Core Facility.


Members of the Lab:

    • Rob Fairman
    • Catheline Phan ('18)
    • Zoe Wong ('18)
    • Karl Vosatka ('18)
    • Alex Belfi ('18)
    • Helen Jung ('18)
    • Bashkim Kokona (research associate)
    • not pictured: Ino Chough ('19), Danielle Jacobsen ('19), Jillian Wu ('20)