Justin Kollman


University of Washington, 

Biophysical and Structural Biology (Area Director)

Microbiology, Infection & Immunity

Structural biology of intracellular organization

Faculty Contact Information

Building: Health Sciences Building Room: J391 Box: 357350 Phone: 206-543-4051 http://faculty.washington.edu/jkoll/

Lab Information

Location: University of Washington Room: 1959 NE Pacific St. Room J-387 Phone: 206-915-4319 Alt Phone: 2069154319 http://faculty.washington.edu/jkoll/

Accepting Students For:

Rotation, Spring
Rotation, Summer
Rotation, Winter

Research Summary

We study the structures of large macromolecular complexes involved in intracellular organization, including cytoskeletal systems and polymers of metabolic enzymes, primarily using cryo-EM. On the cytoskeletal side our efforts are primarily focused on novel bacterial cytoskeletal systems that drive DNA segregation, organelle positioning, and cell shape determination. Our other major effort is on understanding the structure and function of enzymes in diverse biochemical pathways that form filamentous polymers which regulate enzyme function and play a role in coordinating metabolic activity.