Ronald T. Raines

Email address: rtraines@wisc.edu

Group Affiliation: 
Raines Group
Position Name: 
Emeritus Professor

Sc.B. 1980, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A.M. 1982, Harvard University
Ph.D. 1986, Harvard University

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Research Description

Professor Raines is no longer taking students at UW-Madison.

The amino-acid sequences of proteins encode their three-dimensional structures, and these structures engender life. Using techniques that range from synthetic chemistry to cell biology, we are illuminating in atomic detail both the chemical basis and the biological purpose for protein structure and protein function. Our efforts are leading to insights into the relationship between amino-acid sequence and protein function (or dysfunction), as well as to the creation of novel proteins with desirable properties.

Awards and Honors

Ralph F. Hirschmann Award in Peptide Chemistry, American Chemical Society 2016
Humboldt Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation 2015
WARF Named Professorship 2014
Jeremy Knowles Award, Royal Society of Chemistry 2013
Repligen Award in Biological Chemistry, American Chemical Society 2010