Nathan Alder

Nathan Alder

Company: University of Connecticut

Job title: Associate Professor


Nathan N. Alder is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut. He received his PhD at the University of California, Davis, where he studied the thermodynamics and kinetics of protein transport across membranes. He conducted his postdoctoral training at the Texas A&M University Health Science Center, where he used and developed biophysical approaches to investigate the functional dynamics of mitochondrial membrane proteins. Since 2008, he has directed a research program on the analysis of the structure, function, and biogenesis of mitochondrial membranes and membrane proteins, particularly those relevant to human health and disease. Current research in the Alder laboratory includes mitochondria-targeted therapeutics for heritable and aging-related mitochondrial dysfunction.


Advances in Biophysical Approaches to Studying Drug Interactions with Mitochondrial Membranes & Membrane Proteins 3:45 pm

• Study how biological membranes and membrane protein complexes are key targets for drug development despite the many experimental challenges they present • Investigate how new advances in model membrane systems allow unprecedented experimental access to traditionally recalcitrant samples • Examine innovations in structural and functional characterization of mitochondrial membrane proteins that are rendering new…Read more

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