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Sungwook Woo, PhD

Dr. Woo [HHMI Fellow] is using protein structures to illustrate the mechanisms of cancer-related processes. His research aims to overcome limitations of current techniques by using recent breakthroughs in “programmable DNA self-assembly” to develop protein framework structures that contain “pockets” with tunable size and shape for structural studies. If successful, his efforts will provide a general tool for structural biology and in turn benefit the mechanistic studies and therapeutic development for cancer.

Project title: "Crystal-free crystallography using programmable 3D DNA crystal frameworks"
Institution: Harvard University
Named Award: HHMI Fellow
Award Program: Fellow
Sponsor(s) / Mentor(s): Peng Yin, PhD
Cancer Type: Skin, All Cancers
Research Area: Nanotechnology