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Institute of Molecular Biophysics

Florida State University’s Institute of Molecular Biophysics is bringing together a set of international experts to share scientific ideas about cryoelectron microscopy, or cryo-EM, and molecular mechanisms of various biological processes on May 13-14 during the Kenneth A. Taylor Symposium on Cryo-EM and Muscle Biology.

IMB, Biological Science

Behrouz Ghazi Esfahani is a doctoral student in the Institute of Molecular Biophysics, part of Florida State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. As a current research assistant, he is working on the project “Structure determination of the methionine tRNA synthetase (MetRS).” His past projects include “Optimizing the biological denitrification using nano-particles.”

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Donald Caspar, professor emeritus in Florida State University’s Institute of Molecular Biophysics and a celebrated scientist who spent much of his career studying viruses, died Nov. 27. He was 94.

IMB, Biological Science
Hamidreza Rahmani’s biophysics research may pave the way for new heart treatments

What can a water bug tell us about the human heart? The answer could one day save your life. Physics doctoral candidate and interdisciplinary researcher Hamidreza Rahmani is analyzing flight muscle contractions of a Thai giant water bug, Lethocerus indicus, because of its similarities to human heart muscles.

Summer 2021 | Students | Physics, Biological Science, IMB
Longstanding collaboration drives duo's diabetes research

The islets of Langerhans sounds like an exotic destination — a South Sea archipelago with swaying palm trees, white sands and pristine waters. Though they have nothing to do with geography, the islets of Langerhans are indeed exotic and mysterious, scientifically speaking.

Summer 2020 | Faculty | Mathematics, Chemistry and Biochemistry, IMB

Florida State University researchers have new insight into the tiny packages that cells use to move molecules, a structure that is key to cellular metabolism, drug delivery and more. Their research uncovered more about the proteins that form the outer structure of those cellular packages. The work was published in the journal Science Advances.

Chemistry and Biochemistry, IMB
Donald Caspar helped put the field of structural biology on the map

At 92, Donald Caspar is still working to develop a greater understanding of some of the smallest living things.

Winter 2019 | Faculty | IMB

A Florida State University researcher is headed to South Africa on an international fellowship to collaborate with researchers at the University of Johannesburg to help them develop an integrated lab system for university researchers that will better allow faculty to collaborate and innovate.

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A Florida State University researcher is among the first batch of scientists to be awarded a new type of National Institutes of Health grant that will provide full support for their research programs over the next five years.

Physics, IMB

Could stuffing yourself full of high-fat foods cause you to lose your sense of smell?

Biological Science, Florida State News, IMB

The director of Florida State University’s Physical Biochemistry Facility is headed to South Africa on an international fellowship to help the University of Johannesburg develop a centralized lab system for university researchers.

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Members of the Florida State University community gathered April 7 to celebrate the life of Michael Kasha, the late FSU biochemist whose accomplishments included scientific discoveries, musical inventions and civil rights advocacy.

Chemistry and Biochemistry, IMB