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Center Director and Professor

Petra Fromme

Center Director and Professor, Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery
Faculty Member, Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery
Regents Professor, School of Molecular Sciences

Dr. Petra Fromme received her B.S. (Vordiplom) and M.S. (Diplom) in Biochemistry from the Free University of Berlin, received her Ph.D. in chemistry and did her habilitation in physical chemistry at the Technical University of Berlin. Dr. Fromme was an Assistant and Associate Professor at the Max Volmer Institute before joining Arizona State University as a full Professor in the School of Molecular Sciences. Dr. Fromme and is an affiliated member of the Department of Physics, members of the graduate faculty in the Plant Biology and Biological Design graduate programs and was awarded the Paul V Galvin Professorship in 2012 and named a Regents' Professor in 2015. Dr. Fromme was appointed by ASU President Michael Crow as the director of the Center for Applied Structural Discovery in 2014. Dr. Fromme’s research interests are in studying the structure-to-function relationship of membrane proteins involved in bioenergy conversion and infectious diseases. She was an integral part of a team of ASU researchers and international colleagues that developed the technique of serial femtosecond nanocrystallography for analyzing proteins using high-intensity X-ray Free Electron Lasers (XFEL). Dr. Fromme has vast experience unravelling the structure and function of photosystem I and II proteins and ATP synthase, which are each crucial for solar energy conversion in our biosphere. Dr. Fromme has published over 200 articles and is internationally recognized as a leader in photosynthesis, protein macromolecular crystallography using synchrotrons and protein nanocrystallography using XFELs.

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Taylor Bobor
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Applied Structural Discovery
Geronimo Campanile
Geronimo Campanile
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Applied Structural Discovery
Staff
Biodesign CAT
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Po-Lin Chiu
Asst Professor
School of Molecular Sciences
Faculty Member
Applied Structural Discovery
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Eugene Chun
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Applied Structural Discovery
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Applied Structural Discovery
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Biodesign CAT
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Applied Structural Discovery
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Student Research Lab Aide
Applied Structural Discovery
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Jorvani Cruz Villarreal
Grad Research Assistant
School of Molecular Sciences
Graduate Student
Applied Structural Discovery
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Erin Discianno
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Applied Structural Discovery
Zachary Dobson
Zachary Dobson
Grad Research Assistant
School of Molecular Sciences
Graduate Student
Applied Structural Discovery
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Austin Echelmeier
Grad Teaching Assistant
School of Molecular Sciences
Graduate Student
Applied Structural Discovery
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Ana Egatz-Gomez
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Applied Structural Discovery
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Applied Structural Discovery
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Tina Esquerra
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Center for Applied Structural Discovery - Applied Structural Discovery
Staff
Biodesign CAT
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Applied Structural Discovery
Undergraduate
Applied Structural Discovery
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Justin Flory
Assistant Research Scientist
Applied Structural Discovery
Petra Fromme
Petra Fromme
Regents Professor
School of Molecular Sciences
Faculty Member
Applied Structural Discovery
Center Director
Applied Structural Discovery
Raimund Fromme
Raimund Fromme
Assoc Research Professor
School of Molecular Sciences
Faculty Member
Applied Structural Discovery
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Applied Structural Discovery
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Christopher Gisriel
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Applied Structural Discovery
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Faculty Member
Applied Structural Discovery
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Nathaniel Guntermann
Student Lab Assistant
Applied Structural Discovery
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Debra Hansen
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Applied Structural Discovery
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School of Molecular Sciences
Undergraduate
Applied Structural Discovery
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Associate Faculty
Applied Structural Discovery
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Applied Structural Discovery
Staff
Applied Structural Discovery
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Applied Structural Discovery
External Collaborator
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Applied Structural Discovery
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School of Molecular Sciences
Graduate Student
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Richard Kirian
Asst Professor
Physics Department
Associate Faculty
Applied Structural Discovery
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Applied Structural Discovery
Ming-Yue Lee
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Associate Research Scientist
Applied Structural Discovery
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Post Doctorate
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Volunteer
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Asst Professor
School of Molecular Sciences
Faculty Member
Applied Structural Discovery
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Applied Structural Discovery
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Grad Research Assistant
Applied Structural Discovery
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Applied Structural Discovery
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Assistant Research Scientist
Applied Structural Discovery
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Asst Professor
School of Molecular Sciences
Faculty Member
Applied Structural Discovery
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External Collaborator
Applied Structural Discovery
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Asst Professor
School of Molecular Sciences
Associate Faculty
Applied Structural Discovery
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Applied Structural Discovery
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Faculty Member
Applied Structural Discovery
Associate Faculty
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Grad Research Assistant
Physics Department
Graduate Student
Applied Structural Discovery
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Applied Structural Discovery
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Pooja Patel
High School Volunteer
Applied Structural Discovery
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External Collaborator
Applied Structural Discovery
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Student Laboratory Aide
Applied Structural Discovery
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Yu Ping Poh
Postdoc Rsrch Assoc FSC 2008
Applied Structural Discovery
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Mohammad Towshif Rabbani
Grad Teaching Assistant
School of Molecular Sciences
Graduate Student
Applied Structural Discovery
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Reece Riddle
Volunteer
Applied Structural Discovery
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Assoc Professor
School of Molecular Sciences
Faculty Member
Applied Structural Discovery
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External Collaborator
Applied Structural Discovery
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Scott Sayres
Asst Professor
School of Molecular Sciences
Faculty Member
Applied Structural Discovery
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Abhishek Singharoy
Asst Professor
School of Molecular Sciences
Associate Faculty
Applied Structural Discovery
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Applied Structural Discovery
Mukul Sonker
Mukul Sonker
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Applied Structural Discovery
John Spence
John Spence
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Physics Department
Associate Faculty
Applied Structural Discovery
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Joseph Tang
External Collaborator
Applied Structural Discovery
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Grad Research Assistant
School of Molecular Sciences
Graduate Student
Applied Structural Discovery
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Ryan Trovitch
Asst Professor
School of Molecular Sciences
Associate Faculty
Applied Structural Discovery
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Edward Valdez
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Applied Structural Discovery
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Natalie Vaughn
External Collaborator
Applied Structural Discovery
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Research Professor, RMY
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Associate Faculty
Applied Structural Discovery
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Jay-How Yang
Associate Research Scientist
Applied Structural Discovery
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Nadia Zatsepin
Asst Research Professor, MY
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Associate Faculty
Applied Structural Discovery
Chenou Zhang
Chenou Zhang
Grad Research Assistant
Applied Structural Discovery
Lan Zhu
Lan Zhu
Graduate Research Assistant
Applied Structural Discovery
James Zook
James Zook
Assistant Research Scientist
Applied Structural Discovery