Dr. Kim Sharp
Dept. of Biochemistry & Biophysics,University of Pennsylvania  School of Medicine


How are biological structures formed and maintained? How do they manifest biological function? These are central questions in biology that date back thousands of years, to the time of Aristotle and before. We address the same fundamental questions at a molecular level using the tools and principles of chemistry and physics. Evolution operating within the constraints of physical and chemical laws has produced a diverse and beautiful array of  structures using protein, RNA, DNA, carbohydrate and lipid molecules. Our research takes place in that small area where interesting biological questions and soluble biophysics overlap.

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Postdoctoral positions available
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Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Graduate Group 
Genomics and Computational Biology Graduate Group      

Mailing Address:
Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Perelman School of Medicine at the
University of Pennsylvania
37th and Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6059

Lab/Office: 905A Stellar-Chance Building
Office phone: 215-573-3506

Fax: 215-898-4217


Last updated: 25-aug-2010