U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Labs & Branches

Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Susan K. Buchanan, Ph.D., Chief

​About the Lab/Branch

The Laboratory of Molecular Biology brings together scientists with a broad range of expertise in biological structure and function. In this environment, geneticists, biochemists, and developmental biologists interact with physical chemists and structural biologists to address problems of mutual interest.

​Current Research

Scientists in the lab study diverse topics in biology. These include:

  • structural biology and its relationship to biochemical mechanisms;
  • mechanisms of recombination related to antibody diversity;
  • transposable elements and retroviral integrations;
  • protein stability and quality control;
  • single molecule microscopy; and
  • chromatin organization and gene expression.