Ichiro Matsumura, PhD
Emory University School of Medicine
Office: 4119 Rollins Research Center
Emory University Department of Biochemistry
1510 Clifton Rd.
Rollins Research Center
Atlanta, GA 30322
My objective is to understand the adaptive evolution of protein structure and function. I recapitulate the evolutionary process in the laboratory, and identify the correlations between specific changes in tertiary structure and improvements in fitness. These experiments often yield proteins with enhanced industrial or pharmaceutical utility.