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
32 Vassar Street, Room 32-311
Cambridge, MA 02139
norville AT mit DOT edu
I am interested in using a combination of approaches including biomolecular materials, synthetic biology, and electron crystallography (and with strong foundations in molecular biology and biochemistry) in order to create a general method for building protein crystals (particularly for membrane proteins) in a deterministic fashion.
I think that most of the technology to create this "magic machine" or tool for creating membrane protein crystals already exists, however, it will take some time to put all the pieces together to create a working prototype.
Undergraduate Students (Current)
John Healy (formerly of the Axel Lab)
Undergraduate Students (Alumni)
(with others) Photoresist as a sacrificial layer by dissolution in acetone. Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, 2001. MEMS 2001.