Ben McFarland


Professor of Biochemistry
Chair of Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
B.S., University of Florida, 1996
Ph.D., University of Washington, 2003

Office: Eaton 103

Research Interests: biochemistry, immunology, protein chemistry, physical biochemistry

Our laboratory is interested in several kinds of "interfaces": the interfaces where two proteins match up and stick together; the interface of protein structure and immunology known as structural immunology; and placing these investigations within the context of biochemistry, which is the interface of biology and chemistry. Current projects center around redesigning affinities of protein-protein interactions important to starting immune responses and developing assays for assessing the metal-binding properties of protein samples. Other projects involve bioinformatics studies of paralogous amino acid synthesis genes.

Dr. McFarland's CV is available here.