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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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Enrique Esteva Abola
External Collaborator
Applied Structural Discovery
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Manuel Aceves
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SDA Administration
Undergraduate
Applied Structural Discovery
Ryan Boyd
Ryan Boyd
Graduate Research Assistant
Applied Structural Discovery
Graduate Student
Applied Structural Discovery
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Undergraduate
Applied Structural Discovery
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Oscar Castillo
Undergraduate
Applied Structural Discovery
Lan-Yun Chang
Lan-Yun Chang
Asst Research Professor (FSC)
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Associate Faculty
Applied Structural Discovery
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Po-Lin Chiu
Asst Professor
School of Molecular Sciences
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Applied Structural Discovery
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Eugene Chun
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Applied Structural Discovery
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Felicia Craciunescu
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Applied Structural Discovery
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Applied Structural Discovery
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Zachary Dobson
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Applied Structural Discovery
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Fathima Doole
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Applied Structural Discovery
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Austin Echelmeier
Graduate Research Assistant
Applied Structural Discovery
Ana Egatz-Gomez
Ana Egatz-Gomez
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Applied Structural Discovery
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Biodesign CAT
David Flesher
David Flesher
Student Worker IV
Applied Structural Discovery
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Justin Flory
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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
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School of Molecular Sciences
Faculty Member
Applied Structural Discovery
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Sahir Gandhi
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Applied Structural Discovery
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Christopher Gorski
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School of Molecular Sciences
Graduate Student
Applied Structural Discovery
Joseph Goyer
Joseph Goyer
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William Graves
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Faculty Member
Applied Structural Discovery
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Chitrak Gupta
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Post Doctorate
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Manuel Guzman
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Undergraduate
Applied Structural Discovery
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Nevan Hanford
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Debra Hansen
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Applied Structural Discovery
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Applied Structural Discovery
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Jiayi HU
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Applied Structural Discovery
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Manasa Iyer
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Rebecca Jernigan
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Grad Research Assistant
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Applied Structural Discovery
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Grad Teaching Assistant
School of Molecular Sciences
Graduate Student
Applied Structural Discovery
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Applied Structural Discovery
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Post Doctorate
Applied Structural Discovery
Guangyuan LI
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Grad Teaching Assistant
School of Molecular Sciences
Graduate Student
Applied Structural Discovery
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Student Worker III
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Applied Structural Discovery
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Zhuolin LI
Undergraduate
Applied Structural Discovery
Wei Liu
Wei Liu
Asst Professor
School of Molecular Sciences
Faculty Member
Applied Structural Discovery
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Henrik Loos
Consultant
Applied Structural Discovery
External Collaborator
Applied Structural Discovery
Dustin Luu
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Grad Teaching Assistant
School of Molecular Sciences
Undergraduate
Applied Structural Discovery
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Business Operations Specialist
Applied Structural Discovery
Harry Marks
Harry Marks
External Collaborator
Applied Structural Discovery
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Trevor Martin
Undergraduate
Applied Structural Discovery
Jose Martin Garcia
Jose Martin Garcia
Associate 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 Research Scientist (FSC)
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Divya Mohanraj
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Katherine Morin
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Christoph Naderer
Graduate Student
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Nirupa Nagaratnam
Graduate Research Assistant
Applied Structural Discovery
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Purbasha Nandi
Grad Research Assistant
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Brent Nannenga
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Sch Engr Matter Trnsprt Energy
Faculty Member
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Jonathan Nguyen
Jonathan Nguyen
Grad Teaching Assistant
School of Molecular Sciences
Graduate Student
Applied Structural Discovery
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Thao Nguyen
Grad Teaching Assistant
School of Molecular Sciences
Graduate Student
Applied Structural Discovery
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Pooja Patel
High School Volunteer
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Shivan Patel
High School Volunteer
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Que Anh Pham
SW II, Business Office Aide
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Yu Ping Poh
Asst Research Scientist (FSC)
Applied Structural Discovery
Mohammad Towshif Rabbani
Mohammad Towshif Rabbani
Graduate Service Assistant
Applied Structural Discovery
Elizabeth Ramirez
Elizabeth Ramirez
Undergraduate
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Elizabeth Rapacz
Elizabeth Rapacz
Undergraduate
Applied Structural Discovery
Reece Riddle
Reece Riddle
Research/Lab Aide
Applied Structural Discovery
Alexandra Ros
Alexandra Ros
Assoc Professor
School of Molecular Sciences
Faculty Member
Applied Structural Discovery
Deena Sabagh
Deena Sabagh
SW II, Lab Aide
Applied Structural Discovery
Roshan Sanyal
Roshan Sanyal
Undergraduate
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DAIPAYAN SARKAR
External Collaborator
Applied Structural Discovery
Iosifina Sarrou
Iosifina Sarrou
External Collaborator
Applied Structural Discovery
Scott Sayres
Scott Sayres
Asst Professor
School of Molecular Sciences
Faculty Member
Applied Structural Discovery
Michelle Sheikh
Michelle Sheikh
High School Volunteer
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Abhishek Singharoy
Abhishek Singharoy
Asst Professor
School of Molecular Sciences
Associate Faculty
Applied Structural Discovery
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Luqmanal Sirajudeen
Grader FSE 100 online
ENGR Academic & Student Affrs
Graduate Student
Applied Structural Discovery
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Mukul Sonker
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
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Regents Professor
Physics Department
Associate Faculty
Applied Structural Discovery
Natasha Stander
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Graduate Service Assistant
Applied Structural Discovery
Derek Stein
Derek Stein
Undergraduate
Applied Structural Discovery
Srivatsan Swaminathan
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Volunteer
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High School Volunteer
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Joseph Tang
External Collaborator
Applied Structural Discovery
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Jackson Vanlandingham
Undergraduate
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Undergraduate
Applied Structural Discovery
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Professor
School of Molecular Sciences
Faculty Member
Applied Structural Discovery
Jacob Walker
Jacob Walker
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Applied Structural Discovery
Jay-How Yang
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Associate Research Scientist
Applied Structural Discovery
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Applied Structural Discovery
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External Collaborator
Applied Structural Discovery
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Asst Research Scientist (FSC)
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Applied Structural Discovery
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Post Doctorate
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