Welcome to the Fitzkee lab! As of April 2018, we are planning an entirely new and updated website. In the meantime, there are big changes happening in the lab:
We are currently recruiting a postdoctoral scholar for a newly-funded NIH project on protein-surface interactions. The position will open on August 1, 2018. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated and will have experience with either nanoparticle synthesis and characterization or protein NMR spectroscopy. Day-to-day activities will include spectroscopic, microscopic, and biophysical investigation of proteins on nanoparticles. The candidate will also be responsible for expression and purification of recombinant proteins. For more information, please send a CV to Nick Fitzkee (contact info).
The Fitzkee lab is currently looking for graduate students interested in NMR spectroscopy, protein structure, and computer modeling. Active projects include the understanding of phase-separation in disordered elastin-like polypeptides, understanding the biophysics of protein-nanoparticle interactions, and studying the behavior of bacterial surface proteins involved in biofilm formation. Graduate student applicants should be passionate about science and have a strong mathematical background. Programming experience is a huge plus. Contact Nick Fitzkee (contact info) for more details.
Biochemistry Boot Camp
Once again, we're planning to host a Boot Camp for undergraduate and new graduate researchers. The program will cover computational tools needed to dive into experimental biophysics research. Dates are still being determined, but check back for updates!