Structural Biology

X-ray crystallography, electron cryomicroscopy, computational modeling and proteomics tools are used to investigate bacterial secretion and pilus assembly systems, viral proteases and eukaryotic proteins involved in programmed cell death.

Craig Lab

The bacterial Type IV pilus apparatus is a remarkable molecular machine that rapidly assembles and disassembles protein polymers to perform diverse functions related to microbial pathogenesis.

EMAIL: 

LISA CRAIG
licraig@sfu.ca

LAB ROOM: 

SSB 7169

LAB PHONE:  

(778) 782-7141

 

Jaumouillé Lab

Our laboratory use quantitative microscopy approaches to study the role of mechanical forces, cytoskeleton and membrane dynamics in the innate immune response to microbial infections and cancer.

EMAIL: 

VALENTIN JAUMOUILLÉ
v_jaumouille@sfu.ca

LAB ROOM: 

SSB 6120

LAB PHONE: 

(778) 782-4090

King Lab

We explore the structural and biochemical basis of microbial metabolite sensing.

 

EMAIL: 

DUSTIN KING
dustink@sfu.ca

LAB ROOM:

SSB 7166

LAB PHONE: 

(778) 782-3904

Larijani Lab

We are interested in genome-mutating processes.

EMAIL: 

MANI LARIJANI
mani_larijani@sfu.ca

Please note: All position enquiries for the Larijani Lab must be directed to larijani.lab.sfu@gmail.com

LAB ROOM:

SSB 6159

LAB PHONE: 

(778) 782-6817

Paetzel Lab

We investigate enzyme structure and mechanism.

EMAIL: 

MARK PAETZEL
mpaetzel@sfu.ca

LAB ROOM: 

SSB 6156

LAB PHONE:

(778) 782-4318

Pio Lab

Our main research interest is on inflammation and cell death processes and characterizing the molecular event that lead to their activation in specific conditions such as microbial infection, chronic diseases.

EMAIL: 

FREDERIC PIO
fpio@sfu.ca

LAB ROOM: 

SSB 7134

LAB PHONE: 

(778) 782-5657

Thewalt Lab

We study the organization and behavior of lipid molecules in membranes using powerful physical techniques like deuterium nuclear magnetic resonance and x-ray scattering.

EMAIL:

JENIFER THEWALT
jthewalt@sfu.ca

LAB ROOM:

SSB 6166/6128 

LAB PHONE:

(778) 782-5489
(778) 782-4955

Vocadlo Lab

We create new chemical and biochemical probes of glycan processing enzymes and use these to evaluate the roles of interesting glycoconjugates in cellular processes and diseases.

EMAIL: 

DAVID VOCADLO
dvocadlo@sfu.ca

LAB ROOM: 

TASC II 8060

LAB PHONE: 

(778) 782-7015

Young Lab

Structural and energetic principles of conformational switching in ion channels and other signaling proteins

EMAIL: 

EDGAR YOUNG
youngec@sfu.ca

LAB ROOM: 

SSB 7159

LAB PHONE: 

(778) 782-5645