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William A Barton, Ph.D.

William A Barton Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

PO Box 980614
Richmond, VA 23298-0614

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  • B.S. 1996, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • PhD, 2001, Cornell University

2003-2004, Sloan Kettering Institute - Senior Research Fellow / Lab Manager


Our group is interested in understanding extracellular signaling by examining molecular recognition events within protein signaling complexes as determined by x-ray crystallography. We utilize the tools of x-ray crystallography as well as molecular and cellular biology in order to dissect signaling events at the molecular level. In addition we extensively utilize other biophysical methods to monitor and characterize protein interactions including high-throughput small molecule screening assays.


View Dr. Barton's Publications via the National Library of Medicine's PubMed.


VCU Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Medical Center
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