"Exploring Hormone Receptor Structures for Signalling Mechanism and Drug Discovery"

Dr. H. Eric Xu
Laboratory of Structural Sciences, Van Andel Research Institute, Grand Rapids, MI
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 2:00pm
Ramsay Wright Building, Room 432
Departmental Seminar
Hormones are efficient messengers for cell-cell communications and regulate diverse and important physiology processes in both animals and plants. Our lab has been focused on structural studies of hormone receptors in both plants (abscisic acid, strigolactones) and animals (GRCRs) with a hope to uncovering fundamental signaling mechanisms. Since, modulation of hormone signalling by pharmaceutical agents constitute a large portion of modern drug discovery research we specifically use our structural analysis for drug design and discovery.
Prof. Peter McCourt
Dept of Cell and Systems Biology