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. These groups share a common interest in structural biology, including X-ray crystallographic techniques. Our labs are all located on the 10th floor of Lederle Tower, along with the X-ray diffraction facility.

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

As of September 2013, 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.

Group Meeting Presenter
16 Jun 2014   Derek M.
23 Jun 2014   Nilima
30 Jun 2014   Jacob
7 Jul 2014   Sarah
15 Jul 2014 (T)   Kevin
21 Jul 2014   Derrick D.
28 Jul 2014   Shaul/Zollie
4 Aug 2014   No meeting: Summer Break
11 Aug 2014   No meeting: Summer Break
18 Aug 2014   No meeting: Summer Break
25 Aug 2014   No meeting: Summer Break
1 Sep 2014   No meeting: Labor Day
8 Sep 2014   Scott E.
15 Sep 2014   Matt
22 Sep 2014   Maureen
29 Sep 2014   Di
6 Oct 2014   Bay
13 Oct 2014   Sachita
20 Oct 2014   Alesia

Email Contact Info :

PIs: Scott (email), Jeanne (email)

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

Summer Students: Shaul, Zollie

Undergraduates: Jacob, Sachita, Alesia

(updated Jul 2014)