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Zhou Biophysics Group at FSU


The Zhou group carries out theoretical, computational, and experimental studies on the structure, dynamics, and function of proteins. Four main directions are: (1) kinetics and mechanisms of protein association; (2) crowding and confinement effects in cellular environments; (3) functional mechanisms of ion channels; and (4) structures and mechanisms of peptide self-assembly.

"HOT" PUBLICATIONS

H.-X. Zhou and P. A. Bates (2013). Modeling protein association mechanisms and kinetics. Curr. Opin. Struct. Biol. 23, 887-893.pdf

S. Qin and H.-X. Zhou (2013). Effects of macromolecular crowding on the conformational ensembles of disordered proteins. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 4, 3429-3434.pdf

G. Heymann, J. Dai, M. Li, S. D. Silberberg, H.-X. Zhou, and K. J. Swartz (2013). Inter- and intrasubunit interactions between transmembrane helices in the open state of P2X receptor channels. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 110, E4045-E4054.pdf

A. R. Cormier, X. Pang, M. I. Zimmerman, H.-X. Zhou, and A. K. Paravastu (2013). Molecular structure of RADA16-I designer self-assembling peptide nanofibers. ACS Nano 7, 7562-7572.pdf

  • Laboratory and Office
  •       Room 419/419A (Computational) and Room 322/407 (Experimental)
          Kasha Laboratory of Biophysics, Florida State University
          Tallahassee, FL 32306
          Phone: (850) 645-1336(office)/1334(lab); Fax: (850) 644-7244
          E-mail: hzhou4@fsu.edu