U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Fred Dyda
 

 Contact Info

 
Tel: 301-402-4496
Email: dyda@helix.nih.gov
 

 Select Experience

 
  • Ph.D.University of Pittsburgh1992
  • B.S.Eötvös Lóránd University1986
 

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Frederick Dyda, Ph.D.

Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Molecular BiologyStructural Biochemistry Section
Specialties
  • Molecular Biology/Biochemistry
  • Structural Biology

Research in Plain Language

Our laboratory focuses on understanding how the large molecules of living systems work. These include the fundamental building blocks of cells:proteins and DNA. The techniques we use include studying these molecules in solution (that is, after we have removed them from cells), but also after we have crystallized them. By shooting x-rays at these crystals, and measuring the properties of the diffracted x-rays, it is possible to determine the 3-dimensional structure at the resolution of individual atoms. From these structures, we then formulate hypotheses about how these molecules work.