Pehr Harbury

Associate Professor of Biochemistry
Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry (Harvard Medical School)

The Harbury lab aims to measure and understand dynamic structural changes in proteins, and their role in the functional biology of macromolecular machines. We are developing tools to determine 3D protein structures and to detect structural fluctuationsin situ: directly inside cells and in complex reconstituted systems. A second objective is to genetically map chemical space and exploit it for the discovery of tailored small molecules. We have created a technology that reenacts billions of years of natural product evolution in a test tube. More generally, we explore innovative experimental approaches to problems in molecular biochemistry, focusing on technologies with the potential for broad impact.

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