Research Groups

Dutcher Lab

We use a broad range of experimental techniques to study the fundamental soft matter and biological physics of materials and systems.

Nuclear Physics

Our research group uses the atomic nucleus as a laboratory for the investigation of a wide variety of fundamental physics topics.


We use modern biophysical methods to study a diverse family of photoactive retinal-binding proteins, microbial rhodopsins.


Our work is based upon the Pelletron accelerator, which supports two PIXE beamlines, whose purpose is non-destructive analysis of materials.

Protein NMR

Our research focuses on the development of multi-dimensional solid-state magic angle spinning NMR techniques for structural and dynamic studies of membrane proteins.