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Zimei Bu
Position: Associate Professor
Campus Affiliation: City College of New York
Phone: (212)650-8169
Room Number: MR-1305, Marshak Science Building
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Research Interests: Molecular Biophysics
Research Interest:
Dr. Bu studies the structure and dynamics of cell signaling proteins. These proteins function as molecular switches, which can fail to work properly for various reasons, causing diseases such as cancer and cystic fibrosis. The research group uses small angle X-ray and neutron scattering and other structural methods, as well as biochemical and cell biological experiments to study these proteins and their interactions. In addition, they develop and apply methods of quasielastic neutron scattering, particularly neutron spin echo spectroscopy, to study nanoscale protein dynamics and motion.