U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-496-2704
Email: dgarrett@helix.nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • Staff ScientistNIH2006–Present
  • Information Technology SpecialistNIH1995–2005
  • Intramural Research Training AwardPost-Doctoral, NIH1990–1995
  • Ph.D.Washington University1990
  • B.S.Manchester College1985

 Related Links

  • Structural Biology
Research Summary/In Plain Language

Research in Plain Language

I create new computer software that is used at the NIH and around the world. This software is used to study the structure of important proteins. The structure of a protein is important in understanding how proteins work. I use an imaging technology tool called nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to get a clear picture of the protein molecule. The equipment used in NMR is similar to medical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology, but NMR provides much more detailed information so that we can determine the structure of protein molecules.