Lab Members


Our Staff

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Section Chief
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Staff Scientist

Dr. Thurber received his S.B. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, then did postdoctoral research at the Army Research Laboratory and the Navy Research Laboratory before joining the Laboratory of Chemical Physics of NIDDK in 2005. His work includes experimental and theoretical aspects of dynamic nuclear polarization as well as micron-scale magnetic resonance imaging.

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Wai-Ming Yau, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist

Dr. Yau received his B.S. in pharmacy from National Taiwan University, his M.S. in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and his Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from West Virginia University. He did postdoctoral research in the Laboratory of Membrane Biochemistry and Biophysics of NIAAA before joining the Laboratory of Chemical Physics of NIDDK in 2002. His work includes synthesis of isotopically labeled peptides for solid state NMR studies, synthesis of novel oligoradical compounds for dynamic nuclear polarization, and protein expression.

Our Fellows

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Jaekyun Jeon, Ph.D.
Visiting Fellow

Dr. Jeon received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Central Florida. His current work involves the development of methods for freeze-trapping protein folding intermediates on the millisecond time scale and structural investigations of these intermediates by low-temperature solid-state NMR with dynamic nuclear polarization.

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Hsueh-Ying Chen, Ph.D.
Research Fellow

Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. in chemistry from Texas A&M University. His current work focuses on micron-scale magnetic resonance imaging at low temperatures and with dynamic nuclear polarization.

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C. Blake Wilson, Ph.D.
Intramural Research Training Associate
Dr. Wilson received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. His current work involves the development of new rapid temperature-jump methods for initiating protein folding processes and the application of these methods in time-resolved studies of protein folding by solid-state NMR with dynamic nuclear polarization.
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Myungwoon Lee, Ph.D.
Visiting Fellow
Dr. Lee received her Ph.D. in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her current work focuses on molecular structures of amyloid-like fibrils formed by low-complexity protein sequences, using both cryo-electron microscopy and solid-state NMR methods, as well as molecular dynamics within these fibrils and the relationship between liquid-liquid phase separation and fibril formation.

Alumni

Professor of Chemistry

Michigan State University

Associate Professor of Physics

University of British Columbia, Canada

Professor of Life Science and Technology

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Professor of Chemical Engineering

Luleå University of Technology

Research Professor, Structural Biology Unit

CIC bioGUNE, Spain

Professor of Chemistry

National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Associate Professor of Chemistry

University of Missouri at Kansas City

Associate Professor of Biochemistry

University of Toronto, Canada

Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology

Associate Professor of Physics

University of Central Florida

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Binghampton University (State University of New York)

Assistant Professor of Life Science and Technology

Shanghai Tech University, China

Assistant Professor of Physics

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

University of Puerto Rico

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

University of California at Davis

Assistant Professor of Structural Biophysics
Yenepoya Research Center, India