The Belfort group has a long tradition of collaborating with other scientists: Currently these include:
Dr. Marlene Belfort, Professor and Head of Genetics, and Dr. Vicky Derbyshire, Research Scientist, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY; Collaboration with the G. Belfort lab. centers on the use of genetic techniques to overproduce proteins using intron vectors and to recover desirable proteins from cell lysate using inteins in one step in a laboratory and fluidics platform and to elucidate the mechanism of protein cleavage.
Dr. Brian Chait, Professor of Physics, Rockefeller University, NY City, NY; Understanding the dynamic behavior of the nulcepore complex during transport is the basis of this collaboration.
Dr. James V. Crivello, Professor of Chemistry, RPI; Photo-induced graft polymerization of an array of functionalized molecules onto polymeric films and synthetic membranes forms the basis of this collaboration.
Dr. Shekhar Garde, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, RPI; Collaboration with the G. Belfort lab. centers on the use of molecular modeling techniques to elucidate the mechanism of protein cleavage using genetically modified inteins.
Dr. Ravi Kane, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, RPI; Surface modification and protein separation in fluidics channels are the topics of this collaboration.
Dr. Jeffrey W. Kelley, Professor and Associate Director, and Dr. Evan T. Powers, Research Scientist, Department of Chemistry and the Scaggs Institute of Chemical Biology, The Scripps Research insitute, La Jolla, CA; Collaboration has to do with the mis-folding and formation of amyloid pathology of transthyretin at different chemical interfaces.
Dr. Chip Kilduff, Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering, RPI; Collaboration involves the development of new surface-modified synthetic nanofiltration membranes for domestic treatment of surface waters using photo-induced graft polymerization.
Dr. Robert Langer, Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, MIT, Cambridge, MA; Collaboration involves the functionalization of polymeric surfaces to produce environmentally responsive surfaces.
Dr. Robert J. Linhardt, Constellation Professor, Department of Chemistry, RPI; Synthesizing and grafting vinyl sugars onto synthetic membranes (with graudate student Ravi Kumar).
Dr. Saroj Nayak, Assistant Professor, Physics Department, RPI; Collaboration with the G. Belfort lab. centers on the use of ab initio modeling techniques to elucidate the mechanism of protein cleavage using genetically modified inteins.
Dr. Peter D. Persans, Professor of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy, RPI; Optical cleavage of polypeptides (with post-doc student Dr. Chao Zhu).
Dr. Michael Z. Podowski, Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics, Director, Center for Multiphase Research, RPI; computational fluid dynamics of two-phase flow in curved ducts with porous walls (i.e membrane ducts).
Dr. Giulio Sarti, Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Bologna, Italy; Collaboration involves the development of affinity membranes for recovery of protein fusions in one step.
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