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Rebekka Wachter

Professor
School of Molecular Sciences
Faculty Member
Applied Structural Discovery

Location: TEMPE

Contact Information
Rebekka.Wachter@asu.edu
(480) 965-8188

Education

Ph.D. University of Oregon 1996

Research Interests

The Wachter laboratory is interested in understanding how a protein?s three-dimensional structure, dynamic motions and self-assembly guide its biological function.  Our work is primarily focused on chemo-mechanical motor proteins and chromophore-bearing proteins.  Our experimental approach comprises a variety of biophysical methods, with some emphasis on macromolecular X-ray crystallography, protein engineering, mechanistic enzymology, spectroscopic methods and computer modeling.

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Rebekka Wachter's laboratory is interested in understanding how a protein?s three-dimensional structure, dynamic motions and self-assembly guide its biological function.  Our work is primarily focused on chemo-mechanical motor proteins and chromophore-bearing proteins. Her group's experimental approach comprises a variety of biophysical methods, with some emphasis on macromolecular X-ray crystallography, protein engineering, mechanistic enzymology, spectroscopic methods and computer modeling. She is member of the Center for Bioenergy and Photosynthesis at ASU.