"Structure and dynamics of scaffolding proteins in the assembly of membrane protein complexes"

ZIMEI BU, PhD **Wednesday @ 10:00 AM** (Faculty Candidate)

When Feb 25, 2009
from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where Pagano Room, Lineberger Cancer Center
Contact Name
Contact Phone 919-962-1058
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Dr. Bu is currently an Associate Member at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA.  She is a faculty candidate from the Biophysics search.


July 2003-present Associate Member (equivalent to assistant professor),
Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA
Research Interest: Structure and dynamics of macromolecular assemblies in cell signaling; Protein structure and dynamics; X-ray and neutron scattering

April 1999-June 2003 Research chemist,
National Institute of Standards & Technology,
Interests: Initiated the study of protein dynamics by quasielastic neutron scattering; protein folding; protein-protein interactions; protein-DNA interactions.

June 1997-March 1999 Associate research scientist,
Donald Engelman Lab, Dept of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, Yale University
Interests: Structure and energetics studies of transmembrane helix-helix interaction; protein folding; protein-protein interactions.

May 1994-May 1997 NIH postdoctoral fellow,
Donald Engelman Lab, Dept of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, Yale University
Interest: Designed and built a small angle x-ray instrument; small angle scattering methods development; protein folding; protein-protein interactions

1994 Ph.D. Chemistry/Polymer Physics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

1985 B. Engineering Polymer Materials and Science, Chengdu University of Science & Technology, China


  • 2006-2009 W.W. Smith Charitable Trust Foundation Award
  • 2005-2006 American Cancer Society Pilot Grant Award
  • 2006 Short talk presentation at Keystone symposium
  • 2001 Short talk presentation at FASEB summer research conference
  • 2000 Presentation award at Keystone symposium
  • 1997 Lectureship award at University of Connecticut
  • 1994-1997 NIH NRSA postdoctoral fellowship award
  • 1994 Charles E. Coates Ph.D. Dissertation Award


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