PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Janice L. Robertson
Janice is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics in the Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, MO. In 2018, she relocated her laboratory after 5 years in the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
Honours B. Sc. - Theoretical Physiology & Mathematics, University of Toronto, Toronto ON, Canada. Thesis: Local anesthetic binding to Na+ channels, Advisor: Peter Backx
Ph. D. - Physiology & Biophysics, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, New York City, NY. Thesis: Modeling ion behavior in inward rectifier K+ channels. Advisors: Benoit Roux & Larry Palmer
Postdoctoral Training - Biochemistry & Biophysics, HHMI, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. Advisor: Christopher Miller
SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST: Rahul Chadda
Rahul is the master of microscopy in the lab, running and maintaining our custom built single-molecule TIRF microscope.
B. Sc. - Biology, Maharaja’s College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
M. Sc. - Fermentation technology, University of Patiala, Patiala, Punjab, India
Ph. D. - Cell Biology, National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Postdoctoral Training - Biophysics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. Advisor: Prof. Akihiro Kusumi; Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA, Advisor: Janice L. Robertson
Research interests: Single molecule fluorescence and microscopy, membrane protein interactions, protein and lipid diffusion.
GRADUATE STUDENT: Kacey MERSCH
Kacey is a senior graduate student in the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Iowa, completing his research with the laboratory at Washington University. He joined the Robertson Laboratory in 2015 after spending a year and a half as a post-baccalaureate research intern. He studies the role of side-chain packing on the dimerization equilibrium of CLC dimers in lipid bilayers.
Postdoctoral Researcher: Alejandro gil Ley
Alejandro is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Iowa. He joined the Robertson laboratory in 2017 and is currently visiting the laboratory of Dr. José Faraldo-Gómez in the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, conducting research on the theoretical modeling of CLC dimerization in lipid bilayers.
BBSB Rotation STUDENT: Melanie ErNST
B. Sc. - Mannheim University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Research interests: Rotating graduate student studying membrane protein dimerization in membranes