Mengli Cai, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist: Section of Molecular and Structural Biophysics, Laboratory of Chemical Physics
Scientific Focus Areas: Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Structural Biology
- Ph.D., University of Alabama, 1991
The purpose of my research is to understand the function and mechanism of macromolecules in the human body.
I conduct research on structural biology, macromolecular nuclear magnetic resonance, protein-protein interactions, and protein-nucleic acid interactions.
Applying our Research
This research will help us understand human disease and design better drugs.
Research in Plain Language
I study the structure and dynamics of macromolecules (large molecules that comprise living things) and their complexes using a research tool called multidimensional nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
Structure of the Plasmodium 6-cysteine s48/s46 domain