Leonid S. Brown

Chair Professor College of Physical & Engineering Science Department of Physics Guelph, Ontario lebrown@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 53777

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The research in my laboratory is focussed on the biophysical properties of a diverse family of photoactive membrane retinal-binding proteins, rhodopsins. Rhodopsins are found both in bacteria and higher organisms, and serve either as light-driven ion pumps (important in bioenergetics) or photosen...

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Bio/Research

The research in my laboratory is focussed on the biophysical properties of a diverse family of photoactive membrane retinal-binding proteins, rhodopsins. Rhodopsins are found both in bacteria and higher organisms, and serve either as light-driven ion pumps (important in bioenergetics) or photosensors (important in microbial motility, animal vision, and circadian clocks).

We combine modern biophysical methods (including time-resolved spectroscopy in the visible, FTIR spectroscopy, SPR, NMR, and Raman spectroscopy) with molecular biology and biochemistry.



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