Welcome to the UMass protein crystallography home page!

This page is the home page for the joint research groups headed by Scott Garman, Jeanne Hardy, Sarah Perry, Sergey Savinov, Jim Staros, Meg Stratton, Eric Streiter, and Lizz Bartlett. The groups share a common interest in structural biology, including X-ray crystallographic techniques. We have had joint group meetings since 2005, when the Garman, Hardy, and Theis labs were all located on the 10th floor of Lederle Tower. In 2014 and 2015, we were joined by Sarah Perry, Sergey Savinov, Jim Staros, Meg Stratton, and their research groups. In September 2016, Eric Streiter and Lizz Bartlett joined, meaning we are now comprised of  Bartlett, Garman, Hardy, Perry, Savinov, Staros, Stratton, and Strieter groups.

Web links:

Scott Garman's home page is here.
Jeanne Hardy's home page is here.
Sarah Perry's home page is here.
Sergey Savinov's home page is here.
Jim Staros's home page is here.
Meg Stratton's home page is here.
Eric Strieter's home page is here.
Lizz Bartlett runs the Biophysical Characterization Core Lab, and its home page 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 Fall 2016 semester, group meetings are Wednesdays at 4pm in LGRT 745E.

The group meeting schedule is found here. If you have a conflict with your presentation date, it is your responsibility to switch with someone else.


Email Contact Info :

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

Full Time lab members: 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: Sachita, Zollie, Allison, Kyle, Liz

(updated Sep 2016)