Nate Traaseth Lab

Chemistry and Biophysics of Membrane Protein Transporters


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).