Structural Biology is a major program that prepares people, using a variety of techniques, to study and research molecules three-dimensionally to see how they are assembled, how they function, and how they interact.
A major program in structural biology will include instruction in glycoprotein, carbohydrate, protein, and nucleic acid structures and chemistry; cytoskeletal structure; nuclear and intracellular structures; molecular recognition; molecular chaperones; transcription and folding; multicellular organization; microtubules and microfilaments; cell differentiation; immunophysics; and DNA sequencing.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Structural Biology (use the College Search feature and enter " Structural Biology " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Structural Biology Studies?
Work as a structural biologist usually takes place in a research institution in a branch of government, academic or industry. Job titles such as principal scientist, scientist, research scientist are common.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Structural Biology Studies:
Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
Publications/Magazines in Structural Biology: