Curry Lab

Biophysics Section
Division of Cell and Molecular Biology
Department of Life Sciences
Faculty of Natural Sciences

Welcome to the Curry Lab home page

 

 

Aug 2015: This web-site is being retired. In 10 seconds you will be redirected to my professional web-page at Imperial College.

 

 

Research Interests

We use X-ray crystallography to see what the molecules of life look like and figure out how they work. Our main focus is on the molecular details of how certain RNA viruses cause infection and disease. For example, we have worked on cellular RNA-binding proteins such as PTB, La and Ebp1 that are press-ganged to help with viral translation. We are also studying viral proteins from picornaviruses (e.g. foot-and-mouth diseases virus (FMDV)) and caliciviruses (e.g. murine norovirus). Read more...

Our investigations have also encompassed structural analysis of protein-drug interactions. In particular, our work on human serum albumin (HSA), an abundant blood protein that binds and affects the action of many drugs, helped to reveal the structural basis of its remarkably versatile binding capacity. Read more...

Our lab is one of many here that are part of the Imperial College Centre for Structural Biology (CSB).

For a more personal take on science and structural biology, read about my writing and video work. Or listen to me being interviewed by Emma Tobin for the Thinking about Science podcast (Nov 2012).

 

 

Film:
I'm a Scientist

Blog:
Reciprocal Space

More writing:
at The Guardian

Interested...
...in joining the lab?

18 May 2013
http://www.bio.ph.ic.ac.uk/~scurry/