The Zhou group uses theory, computation, and experiment to address a range of topics in molecular and cellular biophysics. Four main areas are: (1) liquid-liquid phase separation; (2) binding kinetics of intrinsically disordered proteins; (3) functional mechanisms of ion channels and other membrane proteins; and (4) self-assembly of peptides.
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Hot Publication Alan's paper on fuzzy membrane association of a disordered protein published in JACS Au
Grants The Zhou group is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health.
Falling and Fusion of Protein Droplets
Under gravity, protein droplets fall and then fuse on a glass slide. Macromolecular regulators can promote or suppress droplet formation as well as affect the material properties of the droplets. Read paper