Membrane Transport

Laboratories at UVa study mechanisms of active transport across membranes. Transporters that are responsible for the uptake and export of sugars, peptides, polysaccharides, vitamins, and drugs are examined structurally and functionally.В  Questions such as how ATP is generated by dissipating a proton gradient across membranes are being answered.

Faculty Members: David Cafiso, Salem Faham, Robert Nakamoto, Owen Pornillos, Michael Wiener, Mark Yeager, Jochen Zimmer

Research Faculty: Barbie Ganser Pornillos, Peter Horanyi