Susana Sánchez Donoso | Facultad de Ciencias Químicas | Departmento de Polimeros | Universidad de Concepción | Concepción, Chile | email@example.com
Susana Sánchez was born in Chile and received her doctorate degree in Chemistry from the Catholic University of Valparaiso. In 1997, she joined the Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics (LFD) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a post doctoral fellow and become the User Coordinator in 2001. In 2006 she moved with the LFD to the University of California at Irvine as an Independent Researcher and the User Coordinator of the LFD. Since 2013 she has been an Assistant Professor at the University of Concepción in Chile at the Polymers Department. She teaches Basic Chemistry, Biopolymers and Biological Chemstry. Dr. Sánchez's research interests are in the area of protein-protein and protein-lipid interactions. Her current projects involve the study of the role of membrane fluidity on the cholesterol removal by HDL particles from artificial systems and cells.
Luis González Flecha was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and received his doctorate degree in Biophysics from the University of Buenos Aires in 1996. He is Professor of Biophysical Chemistry and Enzyme Kinetics in the Department of Biological Chemistry of the University of Buenos Aires (FFyB - UBA).
Dr. González Flecha research is focused on the use of fluorescence spectroscopy, calorimetry, enzyme kinetics and mathematical modeling to explore the relationships between structure, function and stability of a homologous series of membrane proteins from thermophilic, mesophilic and psychrophilic organisms. Current work in his lab seeks to characterize the stability and flexibility of the native structures against heating, freezing and the addition of chemical denaturants and the effects of changes in the lipidic environment on enzyme activity and stability.
Andre M.O. Gomes | Cidade Universitária | Laboratório de Termodinâmica de Proteínas e Estruturas Virais Gregorio Weber Instituto de Bioquímica Médica | Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil | firstname.lastname@example.org
Andre M.O. Gomes was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He received his doctorate degree in Biological Chemistry from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) in 2002. He works at the Gregorio Weber Laboratory of Thermodynamics of Proteins and Viruses at the UFRJ. In 2002 he got a position as Associate Professor at the Medical Biochemistry Institute at the same university and from 2004 to 2006 he joined the Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics (LFD) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a post-doctoral fellow.
Dr. Gomes's research interests are in the area of the structural biology of viruses, virus-cell interaction and protein-protein, protein-lipid and protein-nucleic acid interactions. His current projects involve the use of fluorescence spectroscopy, hydrostatic pressure and two-photon microscopy, including single particle tracking and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) for the study of viral particles inactivation, assembly and infection of cells.
Enrico Gratton | University of California, Irvine | Department of Biomedical Engineering | Irvine, CA 92697-2715 | USA | Tel: 949-824-2674 | email@example.com
Enrico Gratton was born in Merate (Como) Italy. He received his doctorate degree in physics from the University of Rome in 1969. From 1969 to 1971 he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Istituto Superiore di Sanità in Italy. He went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 1976 and began his work as a research associate in the Department of Biochemistry. In 1978 he was appointed assistant professor in the Department of Physics at UIUC. In 1989 he was promoted to professor. Dr. Gratton's laboratory has reached international recognition for the development of instrumentation for time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy using frequency domain methods.
In 1986 Dr. Gratton was awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Research Resources, to establish the first national facility dedicated to fluorescence spectroscopy: the Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics (LFD). In 2006 the entire LFD laboratory moved to its current location at the new Natural Sciences II building at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Gratton remains Principal Investigator of the LFD and holds joint appointments as Professor in the UCI departments of Biomedical Engineering and Physics and in the College of Medicine. The facility is a state-of-the-art fluorescence laboratory for use by local, national, and international scientists. It has a dual and equal commitment to research and development of fluorescence instrumentation and theory and to service in a user-oriented facility. Dr. Gratton's research interests are varied and many; they include design of new fluorescence instruments, protein dynamics, hydration of proteins, and I.R. spectroscopy of biological substances. Dr. Gratton has authored or co-authored over 400 publications in refereed scientific journals.
David M. Jameson | University of Hawaii at Manoa | Department of Cell and Molecular Biology | John A. Burns School of Medicine | Honolulu, HI 96822 | USA | Tel: 808-956-5034 | Website | firstname.lastname@example.org
A student of the late Prof. Gregorio Weber, David Jameson is Full Professor in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Hawaii. Prof. Jameson's research interests are focused on the development and application of time-resolved and steady-state fluorescence methodologies to elucidate dynamic aspects of biomolecules, including proteins, nucleic acids and membrane systems.
Currently, his laboratory is investigating several protein systems, including dynamin, a large (98kDa) GTPase which functions to "pinch-off" membrane vesicles in pathways such as receptor mediated endocytosis and synaptic vesicle recycling. This research involves both in vitro and in vivo studies on the self-association modes of dynamin as well as its interaction with membranes and other proteins such as endophilin and Arc. His lab also has a project on Botulinum Neurotoxin funded by Allergan, Inc. This project involves biophysical studies on proteins forming the neurotoxin complex as well as development of in vitro and in vivo toxin assays based on fluorescence fluctuation spectroscopy.
Author of more than 130 peer-reviewed articles, Prof. Jameson regularly reviews grants for the American Heart Association, the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. His research has been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the American Heart Association.
Valeria Levi | Laboratorio de Dinámica intracelular Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales | Universidad de Buenos Aires | Argentina | email@example.com
Valeria Levi was born in Argentina and received her doctorate degree in Chemistry at the University of Buenos Aires. In 2002, she joined the Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics (LFD) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a postdoctoral fellow.
Dr. Levi's research is focused on single particle tracking and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy techniques and their applications to studies of dynamics in living cells. Her current projects involve the use of these techniques for the study of molecular motors and involved in intracellular transport.
She is a professor at the Department of Biological Chemistry of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.