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 Thursdays at 3 pm 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 Meg Stratton joined us! Welcome!

Group Meeting Presenter
17 Sept 2015   Shuo S.
24 Sept 2015   No Meeting - Nordin Lecture
1 Oct 2015   No Meeting - M2M All Hands meeting
8 Oct 2015   Derrick D.
15 Oct 2015   Kevin D.
22 Oct 2015   Di H.
29 Oct 2015   Maureen H.
5 Nov 2015   Meg S.
12 Nov 2015   Matt M.
19 Nov 2015   Scott E.
26 Nov 2015   No meeting: Thanksgiving Day
3 Dec 2015   Thomas S.
10 Dec 2015   Bay S.
17 Dec 2015   Sergy S.
24 Dec 2015   No meeting: Holiday Break
31 Dec 2015   No meeting: Holiday Break
7 Jan 2015   Cameron
14 Jan 2015   Derek M.
21 Jan 2015   Shuo S.
28 Jan 2015   Derrick D.
Feb 2015   Kevin D.

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), Thomas, Cameron

Rotation Students:

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

(updated Sept 2015)