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Graeme L. Conn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
1510 Clifton Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

O. Wayne Rollins Center
4135 Office
4178 Lab
404.727.5965 (Office tel.)
404.712.0058 (Lab tel.)
404.727.2738 (Fax)

The Conn Laboratory

Welcome to the Conn lab webpage! We use modern biochemical and biophysical methods to study the structures, interactions and biological functions of important RNA and protein molecules.

Current interests include mechanisms of bacterial antibiotic resistance and non-coding RNA-mediated pathogen evasion of host cell innate immune responses. Use the links on the left to learn more about our research projects and lab members.

Interested in joining the
Conn lab?
Current openings and details on how to apply are posted here.

Latest News

  • August 2011, New Lab Member. Kennesaw State University student Emily Rye completes a project in the lab as part of the Summer Undergraduate Research program at Emory (SURE). Emily will continue her research through the Fall semester of her senior year as part of Kennesaw State’s Experiential Education program. Welcome Emily!

  • July 2011, New Publication. Bryk, R., Wu, K., Raimundo, B.C., Boardman, P.E., Chao, P., Conn, G.L., Anderson, E., Cole, J.L., Duffy, N.P., Nathan C. and Griffin, J.H. (2011). Identification of new inhibitors of protein kinase R guided by statistical modeling. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 21(13), 4108-14. [PMID: 21632247]

  • June 2011, Paper Highlight. Graduate student Catherine Templeton’s paper on the sweet protein MNEI is featured on the cover of Chemical Senses. Congratulations Cat!

  • June 2011, New Paper in Print. Templeton CM, Ostovar pour S, Hobbs JR, Blanch EW, Munger SD, Conn GL. (2011). Reduced sweetness of a monellin (MNEI) mutant results from increased protein flexibility and disruption of a distant poly-(L-proline) II helix. Chem. Senses, 36(5):425-34. [Available online; PMID: 21343241].

  • May 2011, New Lab Member. BCDB student Emily Kuiper joins the lab. Welcome Emily!

  • January 2011, Thesis Successes. Graduate students Catherine Templeton and Ping Chao successfully defended their Ph.D. theses in Manchester, UK. Congratulations, Cat and Ping!

For past news, click here.



NSF/MRI Award DBI-1040177
University Research Committee (URC)