Barry Grant

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Barry Grant is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics. The Grant Lab uses computational approaches, based on both biophysics and bioinformatics, to study the structure, function and evolution of biological macromolecules. We are particularly interested in nature’s nanomachines: molecular motors and switches, which lie at the heart of biological processes, from the division and growth of cells to the muscular movement of organisms. A major portion of our research is focused on deciphering how these fascinating proteins work, and how to manipulate them for industrial and medical advantage.