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Steven C. Almo, Ph.D.

Steven C. Almo, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Biochemistry

Wollowick Family Foundation Chair in Multiple Sclerosis and Immunology

Director, Macromolecular Therapeutics Developmental Facility

BiochemistryDrug discoveryImmunotherapy and cancer

X-ray crystallography

Dr. Steven Almo is an internationally recognized leader in the field of structural biology. His lab uses high-resolution X-ray crystallography to determine the shapes and structures of proteins to better understand their function and help develop new drugs. The goal is to make immunotherapy treatments that more precisely and effectively treat a variety of cancers while causing far fewer side effects than current therapies.  read more...


Vern L. Schramm, Ph.D.

Vern L. Schramm, Ph.D.

Professor, Biochemistry

Ruth Merns Chair in Biochemistry

BiochemistryEnzymesTranslational medicine

RicinAutoimmune diseases

Dr. Schramm is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and associate editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.  His pioneering work in biochemistry has resulted in powerful new strategies for treating cancer, antibiotic resistance and autoimmune diseases. read more...