U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Irina Gopich

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-496-1880
Email: ig29v@nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • Staff ScientistNIDDK, NIH2004–Present
  • Visiting FellowNIH1999–2004
  • Visiting FellowHebrew University of Jerusalem, 19971999
  • Ph.D.Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion1996

 Related Links

  • Biomedical Engineering/Biophysics/Physics
  • Computational Biology/Bioinformatics/Biostatistics/Mathematics
Research Summary/In Plain Language

Research in Plain Language

Biological molecules play critical roles in cells and tissues. They influence health and diseases. These molecules include proteins and nucleic acids. Researchers need information about their structure, dynamics, and function. This information will help them better understand disease processes. Scientists can study individual molecules by attaching fluorescent labels to them. These labeled molecules emit light pulses of different colors. We develop new mathematical methods to unravel the meaning of the color pattern of these pulses.