Omid Haji-Ghassemi

Postdoctoral Fellow


I am working on the structure and biology of a giant ion channel known as the ryanodine receptor, which is a crucial component of muscle contraction, neuron function, and memory formation. My project spans from identification of drug and small molecule binding sites on this ion channel to elucidation of the molecular mehcanisms involved in its regulation by other proteins. 



Research Classification

Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms
Enzymes and Proteins
Cardiovascular Diseases
Genetic Diseases

Research Interests

Structural and computational Biology
Drug therapeutics
Protein-protein interactions
Cardiac arrhythmia
Calcium signalling

Research Methodology

Cryogenic Electron Microscopy (CryoEM)
Isothermal titration calorimetry
X-ray crystallography
Titan Krios and Talos EM microscopes

Research Options

I am available and interested in collaborations (e.g. clusters, grants).
I am interested in and conduct interdisciplinary research.

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