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Welcome to the Rienstra Group in the Department of Chemistry located at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Our research focuses on developing methodologies and innovating technologies in solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (SSNMR) to interrogate the structures of membrane proteins and fibrillar proteins. Our specific goal is to elucidate the physical and structural bases of protein-lipid and protein-protein interactions that drive the assembly of macromolecular complexes.

11/21/16 - Chad is elected as a AAAS Fellow! Read the Illinois News Bureau article here!

05/18/16 - Our paper reporting the structure of alpha-Synuclein fibrils is getting lots of attention, including the cover for the May 2016 issue of Nature Structural and Molecular Biology! See what others have been saying about our work:

NSMB Cover Article:
http://www.nature.com/nsmb/journal/v23/n5/covers/index.html

NSMB News and Views:
http://www.nature.com/nsmb/journal/v23/n5/full/nsmb.3209.html

C&E News:
http://cen.acs.org/articles/94/i14/High-resolution-NMR-structure-Parkinsons.html

Science Magazine Editors Choice:
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/352/6287/twil

04/08/16 - Marcus's Paper Makes Most Read and Trending Online @ Nature! Read the Trending article here! Read the Most Read here!

04/04/16 - Check out our C&EN News story on the High-resolution NMR structure of Parkinson's disease fibril solved! Read the article here!
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