Chemistry and Biophysics of Membrane
Welcome to the Traaseth Lab in the Department of Chemistry
at New York University. Our research is focused on revealing the transport
mechanism of membrane proteins through determination of their structures.
Membrane transport proteins regulate cellular events by acting as gatekeepers
of ions, drugs, and other essential molecules. Our broader interest is
in engineering new drugs and proteins that elicit tailored biological
responses. In order to characterize these challenging systems, we primarily rely on nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
(solution and solid-state NMR).