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University of Connecticut Health Center - Know Better Care The Gregory P. Mullen NMR Structural Biology Facility & Biophysical Core Facility

Staff

Director

Jeffery C. Hoch, Ph.D.
Jeffrey C. Hoch, Ph.D.

Professor of Molecular Biology & Biophysics

Phone: 860-679-3566
Email: hoch@uchc.edu
Room: L-3052

Jeff received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1983 under the supervision of Martin Karplus and Christopher Dobson. In 1981 Jeff was a founding member of the Rowland Institute for Science in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and served as head of the biophysical chemistry group until September of 2003, when he joined the UConn Health Center faculty. In January of 2004, he was appointed director of the NMR Structural Biology Facility, succeeding Glenn King.


Facility Manager

Mark W. Maciejewski, Ph.D.
Mark W. Maciejewski, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology & Biophysics

Phone: 860-679-1943
Email: markm@uchc.edu
Room: L-3036

Mark received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 1995 and was then awarded an National Institute of Health Fellowship to undertake postdoctoral studies with Dr. Gregory Mullen at UConn Health Center. Mark was appointed manager of the NMR Structural Biology Facility in 1999 and assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry in 2002. His major research interest is utilizing NMR to study the three dimensional structure, dynamics, and molecular interactions of proteins as well as development of advanced techniques of data collection and data processing.


Technician

George Korza
George Korza, B.A.

Research Assistant III

Phone: 860-679-2024
Email: gkorza@uchc.edu
Room: L-5008

George Korza received his BA in Chemistry with a minor in Computer Science from Central CT State University in 1979. George is a Research Assistant III and has over thirty years experience in protein biochemistry, cloning, microscopy, and various other lab techniques. He has also specialized in using Surface Plasmon Resonance to measure protein/protein, DNA, RNA, and small molecule interactions using a Bio-Rad ProteOn XPR36 system. He is currently investigating the mechanisms of bacterial spore germination and is co-author on 33 publications.


Technician

Oksana Gorbatyuk
Oksana Gorbatyuk

Research Assistant II

Phone: 860-679-8404
Email: gorbatyuk@uchc.edu
Room: L-3053

Oksana Gorbatyuk received her M.S. degree in Chemistry. Oksana is a Research Assistant II and has over 15 years experience in expression and purification of isotopically labelled and unlabelled proteins for structural studies and biological assays and their characterization through biophysical techniques such as circular dichroism and size exclusion chromatography.


Advisory Board

Dr. Jeff Hoch, Dr. Mark Maciejewski, Dr. Dmitry Korzhnev, Dr. Steve King, Dr. Andrei Alexandrescu.