Vijay Rangachari, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
In a broad sense, my lab is interested in protein-protein, and protein-ligand interactions as well as molecular recognition. Specifically, we are interested in delineating the underlying molecular mechanisms that dictate protein aggregation and amyloid formation. In addition, my lab is involved in developing structure-based design of 'conformation-specific' molecules that are directed towards recognizing pathogenic 'cross-beta sheet' polypeptide structures.