Molecules are hidden domains for most of us, things we can't see and can hardly even imagine. But today's biochemist is a special breed of visionary who uses sophisticated tools to "see" molecules in all their glory--how they are shaped and how they move. Along the way, the biochemist ferrets out clues that may be used by others in the war on disease.
Two new visionaries, Andrew P. Hinck, PhD, and John Hart, PhD, have just joined the Health Science Center as faculty and will be located in the new Center for Biomolecular Structure Analysis on the fifth floor of the Health Science Center's new Allied Health/Research Building. Both are assistant professors of biochemistry. Dr. Hinck is an expert in solution nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), and Dr. Hart is an x-ray crystallographer.
Both methods for structure analysis are becoming core technologies for contemporary biomedical scientists, and neither x-ray crystallography nor high-field NMR spectroscopy has been previously available to faculty at the Health Science Center. These technologies will enable the university's visionaries to see their objects of study ever more clearly.
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