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.

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:

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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!

03/28/16 - Chad makes front page of Illinois News Bureau! Read the article here!

03/18/16 - Xiangyan's Site-Specific Intrnal Motions in GB1 Protein Microcrystals Accepted! Read the article here!

01/29/16 - Grant's Rotor Packing Paper accepted! Read the article here!

11/18/15 - C3-OH of Amphoterocin B Paper Accepted!

11/16/15 - Dennis and Lisa pass their prelims and Manali completes her Lit Seminar!

11/13/15 - Zoe Petros joins the lab!

11/03/15 - Marcus Tuttle defends his PhD Thesis

10/09/15 - Article on COMPASS Paper featured on front page of UIUC!

09/18/15 - Agnieszka Lewandowska Joins the Lab!

09/10/15 -COMPASS paper accepted into Structure!
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