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Priya R. Banerjee

必威 www.chuanhutai.com Assistant Professor of Physics
University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Intrinsically disordered proteins, protein droplets, membrane-less organelles, single-molecule biophysics

Head shot of Priya Banerjee, University at Buffalo biophysics expert specializing in intrinsically disordered proteins.

Priya R. Banerjee is an expert on intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs), an intriguing class of proteins that lack a rigid structure but play decisive roles in cellular physiology and pathology.

Banerjee’s work seeks to elucidate the basic physical properties of such proteins using techniques such as high-resolution optical tweezers, single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy, and microfluidics.

His lab has helped establish that IDPs, which don’t have a distinct shape, can cluster together to form liquid-like droplets with highly tunable material properties. The Banerjee lab actively collaborates with leading biologists in the field to study the function of these droplets as micro-compartments in living systems, and how they are altered in a range of human diseases.

CONTACT:

Priya R. Banerjee, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physics
University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences

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