Irina Nesmelova, Ph.D.

Irina Nesmelova
Physics and Optical Science
Associate Professor
Bioinformatics 231
704-687-8145

Website: Nesmelova Lab

Structure-function-dynamics of proteins, protein-protein interactions, translational diffusion of proteins, and protein-stabilized metal nanoclusters.

Experimental biophysics at the nanoscale. We investigate how structure, dynamics, and interactions with binding partners define the function of a protein. The goal is to use this information for protein engineering and design of therapeutic compounds. We use a multidisciplinary approach, which includes advanced solution NMR and optical spectroscopy, molecular modeling, and basic biochemistry.