Marc C. Morais, PhD Associate Professor

Marc C. Morais, PhDDepartment of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
6.614B Basic Science Bldg
Route: 0647 | Tel: (409) 747-1401 | Fax: (409) 747-1404 |


Our laboratory uses a combination of cryo-electron microscopy, x-ray crystallography, and bioinformatics to elucidate the structures of complex macromolecular assemblies and machines. Our work focuses on virus structure and the general principles by which viruses self-assemble. In particular, we are interested in how virus self-assembly strategies can be targeted in the design of anti-viral therapeutics, and how these same strategies might be employed in the construction of nanomachines.