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Scientific Advisors
Imiplex has established group of Scientific Advisors composed of leading scientists in the fields of protein structure and nanotechnology.
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Oxide Heterostructure Superlattice

Dawn Bonnell: Dr. Bonnell is Trustee Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Director of the Nano/Bio Interface Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bonnell has worked extensively at the interface between nanomaterials and biological systems and is a pioneer in the development nanoprobe microscopy for the investigation of these systems.
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Virus Cryoimaging EM

Wah Chiu: Dr. Chiu is Alvin Romansky Professor, Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Molecular Virology & Microbiology. He also serves as the Director of National Center for Macromolecular Imaging, Director of the Protein Folding Center, and Codirector of the W. M. Keck Center for Computational Biology at the Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chiu is a leading structural biologist developing and using high resolution electron microscopy and electron diffraction methods to image biological structures.
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DeNovo Heme Protein

Leslie Dutton: Dr. Dutton is Eldridge Reeves Johnson Professor of Biochemistry in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Pennsylvania, and Director of the Johnson Foundation for Molecular Biophysics. Dr Dutton is a Fellow of the Royal Society. Dr. Dutton is a pioneering investigator studying the mechanism of electron transport and energy conversion in biological organisms. More recently, he has turned his attention to the ab initio design of synthetic heme-containing proteins with novel redox and other properties.
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Computational Protein Dynamics

Michael Levitt: Dr. Levitt is Professor and Chair, Department of Structural Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr Levitt is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Member of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr Levitt is a pioneer in the development and application of computational methods to protein folding and molecular dynamics. Dr. Levitt was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his seminal contributions to the field in 2013.
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Actomyosin-Tropomyosin Molecular Motor

Clarence Schutt: Dr. Schutt is Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University. Schutt pioneered the determination of virus structures at atomic resolution using X-ray crystallography. Subsequently, work in the Schutt laboratory has focused on the mechanism of molecular motors incorporating actin.
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Nano-Cantilever Biosensor Incorporating Nanodiscs

Stephen Sligar: Dr. Sligar is Professor of Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Biophysics at the University of Illinois at Urbnana-Champaign. He is the Director of the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology and member of the Beckman Institute 3D Micro and Nanosystems group. Dr Sligar has worked extensively characterizing the P450 mixed function oxygenases, key enzymes involved in drug metabolism and steroid biosynthesis. Sligar developed the Nanodisc system, a flexible platform for studying the biochemical and biophysical properties of integral membrane proteins
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