IBBR Fellows

IBBR Scientists. Experts exploring new horizons. And advancing understanding.

IBBR unites distinguished scientists from the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Our Fellows come together across disciplines and institutions to discover tomorrow's biotechnology solutions.

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Name Profile
Travis Gallagher
Biomolecular Measurement Division

Dr.  Travis Gallagher’s research is focused on measurement strategies that provide atomic-level structural descriptions of proteins and their interactions. By combining diffraction-based methods with other biophysical tools, Dr.  Gallagher develops methods for imaging and analysis of biomolecules. Of particular interest are proteins with applications as healthcare measurement standards, and their conformational dynamics. Immunotherapies, and especially antibodies (Abs), are key areas of biopharmaceutical development. These medicines depend crucially on verifiable stability and batch-to-batch reproducibility, creating a need for standards and reliable measurements.

Alexander Grishaev
Biomolecular Measurement Division

Dr. Alexander Grishaev’s laboratory focuses on integrative structural biology and deriving biomolecular structures by combining experimental data from several complementary, biophysical techniques within a computational framework that optimally restrains the conformation space. The lab’s primary experimental approaches are solution X-ray and neutron scattering, and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. They aim to design methodologies for maximizing the information content and fidelity of interpretation of the observables attainable by these techniques. An important part of the Grishaev lab’s work is mining information in structural databases to improve force fields for protein/RNA/DNA structure refinement.