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Biography

Ph.D. Candidate in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT.
My advisors are Tom Knight and Angela Belcher.
M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, 2004
B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, 2002

Contact information

Julie Norville
MIT CSAIL
32 Vassar Street, Room 32-311
Cambridge, MA 02139
USA
626.235.3751
norville AT mit DOT edu


Objective: A "Magic Machine*" for Rapidly Creating Membrane Protein Crystals

I am interested in using a combination of approaches including biomolecular materials, biochemistry, electron crystallography, molecular biology, and synthetic biology in order to create a general method for building protein crystals (in particular membrane protein crystals) in a deterministic fashion.

Many of the components required to build this "magic machine" already exist, however, they must be assembled and further characterized in order to create a working prototype.


  • The "Magic Machine" is a device imagined by Roderick MacKinnon in the linked interview.


Undergraduate Students (Current)

John Healy (formerly of the Axel Lab)

Interested undergraduates may contact me at norville at mit dot edu

Undergraduate Students (Alumni)

Victoria Chou
Debra Lin
Nomeda Girnius


Side Projects

Bioinformatics of S-layer Proteins

Prior Work

(with others) Photoresist as a sacrificial layer by dissolution in acetone. Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, 2001. MEMS 2001.

(with others) Integration of photosynthetic protein molecular complexes in solid-state electronic devices. Nano Lett, 2004

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