Our laboratory focuses on resolving the atomic structures of biological molecules that are necessary for all human life. Knowing what these proteins look like allows us to understand their function, how they are involved in different human diseases and how we can potentially manipulate them to enhance human life. Our primary technique is X-ray crystallography where we grow protein crystals and expose them to high intensity X-rays. The lab also utilizes a number of biophysical techniques and biological assays. In addition, we have established vital collaborations with other preeminent laboratories in our respective areas of research interest.

The LAb

The Research

The Structures

Interested in joining the lab? The Thompson lab is always looking for passionate, driven individuals to push the boundaries of research. Contact Dr. Thompson at Tom.Thompson@uc.edu