Vinzenz Unger studied biochemistry in Tübingen before joining the MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology where he conducted graduate work on the structure of the G protein coupled receptor rhodopsin. After graduating from Cambridge, he did postdoctoral work at the Scripps Reserach Institute, where he used two-dimensional crystals and electron crystallography to determine the structure of intercellular gap junction channels. He joined the Yale Faculty in 2000, where he is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. His research interests are focused on studying the structure and function of membrane proteins and their macromolecular assemblies, as well as structure determination of membrane associated scaffolds that are involved in membrane remodeling and synaptic signaling.
Biography Updated on 15 January 2008