Professor, Department of Physics
Biophysics, membrane proteins, protein structure, protein dynamics, protein folding, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Education and Employment Background
Vladimir Ladizhansky completed his MSc and PhD in Physics at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. He completed postdoctoral training at Massachusetts Institute of Technology before joining the University of Guelph’s Department of Physics, where he is currently a full professor and Director of the NMR Centre.
Prof. Ladizhansky’s research laboratory focuses on understanding at a molecular level how proteins perform their functions. We are investigating a number of proteins that associate with cell membranes and are responsible for cell signaling and membrane transport. Our primary tool is solid state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) since it can provide the atomic-level information on protein structure and dynamics. Our research program spans a wide range of areas from quantum mechanics of spin interactions and developing new NMR techniques, to molecular biology, biochemistry, and biophysics.
- Received six-year NSERC Discovery Grant of $53,000 per year for research on interactions of membrane proteins with lipids, water, and other proteins in biological membranes (2014-2020)
- Held Tier II Canada Research Chair in Biophysics (2004-2014)
- Received Early Researcher Award from Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation (2005-2010)
- Received Xingda Lectureship at Peking University (2015)
Featured in New and Notable section of Biophysical Journal
Research may lead to new drugs for heart disease, other ailments
Received $123,846 in CFI Funding
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