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. In addition, we 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

Group meetings are Mondays at 9am 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.

Group Meeting Presenter
3 Nov 2014   Sergey
10 Nov 2014   Derek M.
17 Nov 2014   Derrick D.
24 Nov 2014   Kevin
1 Dec 2014   Di
8 Dec 2014   Matt
15 Dec 2014   Maureen
22 Dec 2014   No meeting: Winter Break
29 Dec 2014   No meeting: Winter Break
5 Jan 2015   Scott E.
12 Jan 2015   Bay
19 Jan 2015   No meeting: MLK Day
26 Jan 2015   Trisha
2 Feb 2015   Shuo
9 Feb 2015   Sachita
16 Feb 2015   No meeting: President's Day
23 Feb 2015   Alesia
2 Mar 2015   Zollie
9 Mar 2015   Jacob
16 Mar 2015   Sarah
23 Mar 2015   Sergey
30 Mar 2015   Jim S.

Email Contact Info :

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

Full Time lab members: Matt (email), Scott E. (email), Kevin (email), Bay (email), Derek M. (email), Maureen (email), Derrick D. (email), Di (email)

Rotation Students: Trisha

Undergraduates: Jacob, Sachita, Alesia

(updated Nov 2014)