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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) structure and function of membrane proteins, in particular ion channels; and (4) structures and mechanisms of peptide self-assembly.

"HOT" PUBLICATIONS

N. Greives and H.-X. Zhou (2014). Both protein dynamics and ligand concentration can shift the binding mechanism between conformational selection and induced fit. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 111, 10197-10202.pdf

S. Qin and H.-X. Zhou (2014). Further development of the FFT-based method for atomistic modeling of protein folding and binding under crowding: optimization of accuracy and speed. J. Chem. Theory Comput. 10, 2824-2835.pdf.

J. Dai and H.-X. Zhou (2014). General rules for the arrangements and gating motions of pore-lining helices in homomeric ion channels. Nat. Commun. 5, 4641.pdf  Supplementary Information

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