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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 ±-synuclein, a key protein in Parkinson's disease. Pressure perturbation calorimetry of peptides and proteins.

News & Publications

Caltech WAVE Fellow

Congratulations to Gerardo Perez-Goncalvez, an undergraduate researcher in the Pielak Group, who...

 

Protein Folding

For nearly twenty years, researchers in the Pielak Group have studied how crowded cell-like...