Department of Biochemistry
A vigorous group of scientists and trainees dedicated to the expansion and transmission of knowledge about the biological world. Our particular focus is the characterization of macromolecules and biological processes at the molecular level. Research groups in the department address the structure of biological macromolecules, the mechanisms by which they function, and the possible applications to research technology and to medicine. more
WESLEY SUNDQUIST, Ph.D.
We study the molecular and structural biology of retroviruses, with particular emphasis on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Current projects focus on understanding the architecture and assembly of the viral particle, the process of virus budding, and the mechanisms of capsid uncoating and viral replication