Associate Faculty, Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery
Professor, School of Molecular Sciences
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.