Welcome to the Gruebele Group! Research in our group is spread over Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Our labs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are involved in protein folding, in-cell dynamics, zebrafish locomotion, laser-assisted scanning tunneling microscopy, and classical and quantum energy- and mass-flow phenomena. We are affliated with the Departments of Chemistry, Physics, the Center for Biophysics and Computational Biology, and the Beckman Institute. For more information about research in the lab click here .

S. Sukenik, P. Ren, and M. Gruebele, “Weak protein-protein interactions in live cells are quantified by cell-volume modulation,” Proc. Nat. Acad. Science USA 114, 6776-6781 (2017).
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2018-02-14: Prof. Martin Gruebele, the James R. Eiszner Endowed Chair in Chemistry, has received a 2018 TREE award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA).
2018-01-19: Congrats to Dr. Yi Zhang on his successful PhD defense.
2018-01-01: Welcome Yuhan! Yuhan has joined the Gruebele Lab as a graduate student. She will be studying protein folding and dynamics in-cells.
2017-11-13: Martin gave the Harry Kroto Lecture at Florida State University.
2017-11-01: Welcome Alison! Alison has joined the Gruebele Lab as a graduate student. She will be working at the Beckman Institute studying excited states and energy flow using STM.
2017-07-21: Ruopei and Aniket successfully hosted the fish swimming lab at the Center for Physics in Living Cells Summer School.
2017-06-16: Congrats Kapil on his PhD defense and the new job at Intel.
2016-09-02: Kapil's paper titled "Eliminating a Protein Folding Intermediate by Tuning a Local Hydrophobic Contact" was just accepted in the Journal of Physical Chemistry B.
2016-08-25: Martin was awarded the Nakanishi Prize under the 2017 national awards administered by the American Chemical Society.
2016-08-15: Congrats to our newly anointed Dr. Shu-Han Chao, PhD!