Erik T. Yukl

Eric Yukl

Assistant Professor: Chemistry & Biochemistry Department | (575) 646-3176  


acquisition and homeostasis

In the Yukl lab, we are interested in investigating the structure and function of bacterial metalloproteins with the long-term goal of developing improved antibiotic therapies for resistant infections. We use a wide range of molecular biology, biochemical and spectroscopic techniques to characterize metalloproteins involved in various processes including metal transport and environmental sensing. One major focus of the lab is the elucidation of previously unknown protein structures using X-ray crystallography. Two current projects in the lab involve the heme, nitric oxide / oxygen (H-NOX) family of sensor proteins and transition metal import by  bacterial ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters. Details on these projects can be found in the appropriate tabs.

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