Welcome to the UMass protein crystallography home page!

This page is the home page for the research groups headed by Scott Garman, and Jeanne Hardy. The groups share a common interest in structural biology, including X-ray crystallographic techniques. Our labs used to be located on the 10th floor of Lederle Tower, along with the X-ray diffraction facility, but now we are on the 12th and 7th floors of LGRT, respectively.

If you are looking for the home page of the UMass X-ray diffraction facility, you can find it here.

Scott Garman's home page is here, and Jeanne Hardy's is here.

Training in Macromolecular Crystallography

We offer a journal club every spring, Biochem 695a. In addition, we occasionally offer an intensive course in hands-on X-ray diffraction in January. In this hands-on course, up to 12 participants learn how to crystallize proteins, measure diffraction data and place atomic models into electron density. The lecture notes are available as pdf files (1, 2) and online slideshow (1,2), and are indexed on a site map. Recordings of two shorter guest lectures on crystallography (given by Karsten Theis for Chem791a, Biomolecular structure) are also available (1, 2).

The home page of the Crystallography Journal Club (BMB 695a, Methods in Macromolecular Crystallography) is here.

Group Meeting

As of the Spring 2016 semester, group meetings are Wednesdays at 9 am in LGRT 745E. If you have a conflict with your presentation date, it is your responsibility to switch with someone else. In September 2014, the joint group meeting expanded to include Profs. Sarah Perry, Sergey Savinov, and Jim Staros. In September 2015 we expanded again to include Prof. Meg Stratton.

Group Meeting Presenter
11 May 2016   Ana T.
18 May 2016   Francesca A.
25 May 2016   Cameron B.
1 Jun 2016   Yifei P.
8 Jun 2016   Derrick D.
15 Jun 2016   Ishankumar S.
22 Jun 2016   Maureen H.
29 Jun 2016   Shuo S.
6 Jul 2016   Kevin D.
13 Jul 2016   Megan W.
20 Jul 2016   Sergey S.
27 Jul 2016   Scott E.
3 Aug 2016   Di H.
10 Aug 2016   Bay S.
17 Aug 2016   Derek M.
24 Aug 2016   Thomas S.
31 Aug 2016   Ana T.
7 Sept 2016   Narasimha R.M.

Email Contact Info :

PIs: Scott (email), Jeanne (email), Sarah (email), Sergey (email), Jim (email), Meg (email)

Full Time lab members: Matt (email), Scott E. (email), Kevin (email), Bay (email), Derek M. (email), Maureen (email), Derrick D. (email), Di (email), Thomas (email), Cameron (email), Penchala (email), Francesca A. (email), Yifei P. (email), Ishankumar S. (email), Shuo S. (email)

Rotation Students:

Undergraduates: Jacob, Sachita, Alesia, Zollie, Allison, Mierzhati, Kirk, Kyle, Liz

(updated Feb 2016)