Prof. Uri Raviv

Uri Raviv
Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
Los Angeles Build., room 36

Brief Summary of research: 

Our research group focuses and experts at studying macromolecular assemblies in realistic solution conditions. The structures were are investigating are often too dynamic, too soft, or too large in molecular weight to be crystalized and in some cases too thick or dense for electron microscopy. The molecular subunits of the large assemblies are often too small for optical microscopy. Hence, in many cases, the challenges of structural biophysics were inaccessible. Our lab is developing pioneering solution X-ray scattering-based technology to address and resolve these challenges.

Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

X-ray scattering (SAXS and WAXS), self-assembly of virus nanoparticles, protein nanotubes (microtubule, flagellar).