Researcher Profile: Suzana Straus

Researcher Profile

Suzana Straus

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Affiliation: Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia


Research Summary: The aims of our research program are 1) to study the structure and membrane interaction of biologically and pharmaceutically important proteins in their native environment using solid state NMR and complementary techniques such as solution state NMR, circular dichroism (CD), oriented CD (OCD), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and 2) to use this combined information to understand how these biomolecules function. This knowledge is critical for understanding fundamental biological processes and ultimately designing and developing new anti-infective agents and medical devices.