Centre for Sustainable Nanomaterials Innovation

Vladimir Ladizhansky

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.

Research Themes

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.

Full List of Publications


  • 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)

Media Coverage

Featured in New and Notable section of Biophysical Journal

U of G Physics News: Paper by Guelph Biophysicists Featured in “New and Notable Section” in Latest Issue of Biophysical Journal

Research may lead to new drugs for heart disease, other ailments

U of G News: Research May Lead to New Drugs for Heart Disease, Other Ailments

U of G News: Guelph researchers are paving the way for new drugs for heart disease, eye and kidney problems

Received $123,846 in CFI Funding

U of G Physics News: Congratulations to Professors Vladimir Ladizhansky and Alexandros Gezerlis on their CFI grantsU of G News: CFI Invests in U of G Research Leaders



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