Timothy A. Cross

Florida State University, USA

Timothy A. Cross, at Florida State University, directs the NMR Spectroscopy and Imaging Program at National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. degree in chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania in 1981 from the Laboratory of Professor Stanley J. Opella. He continued at the University of Pennsylvania for a short while before taking a second postdoctor in the Laboratory of Professor Joachim Seelig and the University of Basel in Switzerland where he worked on the development of MRI. He then moved to Florida State where he is now the Earl Frieden Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. His research lab focuses on understanding the chemistry, structure, and functions of membrane proteins as well as the development of solid-state NMR methodology. He is also interested in the development of very high-field NMR technology for macromolecular studies and applications of this technology to structural biology and structural genomics. His research group was the first to submit a transmembrane structure to the protein data bank that had been characterized in a liquid crystalline lipid bilayer environment. He was also the first to submit a structure characterized by solid-state NMR spectroscopy. His current research projects include membrane protein drug targets from influenza A and the Mycobacterium tuberculosis genome. Recently, he has been invited to speak at conferences in Canada, India, Italy, Germany, China, and Japan, as well as in the United States in just the past few years. He has more than 175 refereed publications and has been honored with an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship and a Presidential Young Investigator Award. He is now a Fellow of the Biophysics Society and the American Academy for the Advancement of Science. He also serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Magnetic Resonance and Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry.

Biography Updated on 9 March 2008

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