Ralf Langen

Expert in proteins and how they relate to vision problems and Alzheimer’s disease

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Member, Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute

Expertise

  • site-directed spin labeling, a technique
    for determining the shape of
    molecular assemblies
  • use of site-directed spin labeling to
    analyze the abnormal extracellular
    deposits (drusen) associated with
    macular degeneration
  • use of site-directed spin labeling to
    analyze the brain plaques associated
    with Alzheimer’s disease
  • protein/membrane interactions
  • neurogenetics
  • neurobiology

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