The function of macromolecules is dictated by their three-dimensional fold. Our research program uses an integrated approach, combining structural, biochemical, biophysical, and where possible cell-based analyses to examine protein function and mechanism in a variety of experimental systems including lipid signaling, protein-lipid interactions, the regulation of mitochondrial morphology, host-phage interactions, and eukaryotic transcription. More about what we're currently working on can be found on our Research page. To get the big picture on what we do, check out our Publications.

Research Opportunities

Our lab is affiliated with the Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) Program in the Department of Biological Sciences, Applications for graduate studies in our program can be found here. Dr. VanDemark is also a member of the Molecular Biophysics & Structural Biology Program (MBSB)

Undergraduate Students

Highly motivated undergraduates can apply to be a part of our lab directly by emailing Dr.Vandemark. Be sure to attach PDF versions of your resume and academic advising transcript, and briefly introduce yourself and why you want to work in the lab. Additional resources for undergraduate resources can be found through programs run by the Office of Experiential Learning, and the First Experiences in Research program provides many opportunities for freshmen and sophomore students to become involved in research at Pitt.