Have you ever wondered how cells can communicate with each other? Or how proteins, the workhorse molecules of our bodies, function? Or perhaps how ions and small molecules are able to pass the cell membrane?
In the Musgaard lab we study protein structure and dynamics through the computational microscope, aiming at understanding the function of proteins to atomistic detail.
WHO WE ARE: We are a young and enthusiastic team located at the University of Ottawa at the Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Sciences in the heart of the Canadian capital.
WHAT WE DO: We use a variety of computational tools to understand protein function. We are especially interested in ligand-gated ion channels, in particular acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) and ryanodine receptors (RyRs), and focus on predicting the dynamics of these proteins to understand their function.