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The University of Montana
CBSD
ISB 106
Missoula, MT 59812
Phone: 406.243.6003
Fax: 406.243.6024 
cbsd@umontana.edu

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Welcome to the Center for Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics

We at the Center for Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics (CBSD) apply the methods and concepts of biophysics, structural biology and mathematics to understand the mechanistic basis of biological processes in health and disease. Our faculty is drawn from the basic and biomedical sciences in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and the College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences. Disciplines represented by Center faculty range from cellular biology, pharmacology, neurobiology, biochemistry and synthetic chemistry to computational research in chemistry and biology. The mission of the Center is to foster biophysically informed research throughout the University of Montana (UM) research community. We do so by supporting core research facilities for macromolecular X-ray crystallography, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, BioSpectroscopy, Mass Spectrometry and Molecular Computation that provide the instruments and expertise in these biophysical methods to UM faculty. As part of this mission, the CBSD sponsors seminars showcasing the research of nationally recognized scientists as well as our own talented faculty, fellows and students.  CBSD also hosts an Annual CBSD Research Retreat.

The work of the CBSD is supported by the National Institutes of General Medical Science IdeA program, as a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE). Together with institutional funds and indirect cost returns generated by faculty who submit research grants though the Center, the CoBRE award supports the research of Project Investigators and provides startup funds for new faculty in UM basic and biomedical sciences departments who join the CBSD. CoBRE funds also support Pilot Projects to jump-start innovative research programs to help investigators realize future extramural funding.  CBSD institutional funds provide support for students in the Biochemistry and Biophysics Graduate program. A future CBSD initiative will provide Teaching and Research Assistantships to promote inter-program collaboration at UM.

We invite you to explore, through these web pages, our core facilities and seminars, meet our investigators, pilot project leaders, core facility directors and the members of the internal advisory committee and external advisory committee who guide our progress, and our capable administrative staff who provide financial management, grant support and programmatic assistance to the Center and its faculty.


Steve Sprang, Director

Bruce Bowler, Associate Director


Funded by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health



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Upcoming Events & Recent News

Events:

Seminar: Dr. Madeline Shea, April 21: "Calcium-Triggered Conformational Switching of Calmodulin on Ion Channels."

"Hot Water" Grant Review Workshop, registration deadline for the May 8-9 workshop closes April 21.  Please see information here, and e-mail cathy.beecher@umontana.edu to register.

News:

UM Adds Powerful New Instrument to Analyze Crystals.

2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Recruitment held, March 2014

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