faculty

Neil King

University of Washington, 

Biophysical and Computational Biology

Biophysical and Structural Biology

Computational Biology

Designing protein-based nanomaterials for medical applications

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Research Summary

Proteins are Nature’s building block of choice for the construction of ‘molecular machines’: stable yet dynamic assemblies with unparalleled abilities in molecular recognition and logic. The King group incorporates these features into the design of functional protein-based nanomaterials with the goal of creating new opportunities for the treatment and prevention of disease. We use computational protein design and a variety of biochemical, biophysical, and structural techniques to produce and characterize our novel materials.