Gary Pielak

Gary Pielak

Kenan Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biophysics; Vice Chair of Facilities; Jointly appointed with the School of Medicine

    Genome Sciences Building 3250
    919-962-4495
    gary_pielak@unc.edu
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Research Interests

Protein Biophysics Emphasizing Studies in Living Cells


Professional Background

BS Chem., Bradley U, 1977; PhD Biochemistry, with J. Ivan Legg, Washington State U, 1983; Postdoc with Michael Smith, U British Columbia, 1983-1986; Postdoc with Robert JP Williams, Oxford. 1986-1988; DuPont Young Faculty Award; Morrow Young Faculty Award; NIH Pioneer Award, 2006; National Science Foundation Program Director 2013-2014


Research Group

Research Synopsis

My graduate students and I work in three areas: High-resolution protein NMR studies in living cells. Oxidative damage to α-synuclein, a key protein in Parkinson's disease. Pressure perturbation calorimetry of peptides and proteins.

News & Publications

Aloha Friday Alive & Well!

The tradition of "Aloha Friday" in the department of chemistry was revived last Friday, when a number of scientists residing in the Genome Science Building...

 

Osmolyte Research

Cells survive fluctuations in osmolality by accumulating and depleting highly soluble, usually neutral, small organic...