Zachary Gannam, MS, PhD, MPhil

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Washington University in St. Louis (WU)

My primary interests are the application of structural biology techniques to answer questions about the function of proteins and other macromolecules in signal transduction and their potential as tools to improve life and treat disease. I am currently studying phytochromes, a family of light-sensing proteins found in plants and in some microbes and fungi, and their structural transition between inactive and biologically active states. My structural work is supplemented with biochemical and biophysical techniques.