The Gellman Group is a multidisciplinary team of researchers united by a common interest in understanding the complex molecular phenomena in biological systems, including catalysis, recognition and signal transduction. We study a broad array of topics in our lab through combination of organic chemistry, materials chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology and cell biology. Our projects focus on natural proteins as well as the creation and use of new folding molecules (“foldamers”) that display diverse functionality. Many of these projects involve collaborations with other laboratories.
The broad array of active topics in our group offers each student the opportunity to develop a unique research thrust. A primary goal of our laboratory is to provide an environment that fosters creativity and independence in young scholars. A shared sense of diligence, personal investment in one’s efforts and a regard for one’s colleagues provide the foundation for this environment. We seek to maximize diversity among group members, which maximizes our collective creativity.
We’re pleased to welcome all new graduate students to UW madison. All students, whether they are “rotators” or not, are invited to introduce themselves and make connections with our group members. An important part of a student’s first year is establishing relationships with researchers across the department. Please reach out, say hello and get to know us. We’d like to get to know you.
Wednesdays, 7:00 PM CST
Daniels Chemistry Building Room 9341
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We’ll host a group social this fall for students
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Gellman Group Videos
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Group Research Areas
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Meet the Gellman Group
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Prebiotic chemistry and making brownies
University of San Francisco
University of San Francisco
UC Santa Cruz with Jevgenij Raskatov
Stony Brook University
Protein-protein interactions within cellular transmembrane domains
Tae Wook Kim
Seoul, South Korea
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Effect of ligand binding kinetics of parathyroid hormone receptor type 1 and its associated ligands
Aevi van der Stok
Liquid liquid phase separation
Born in Evanston, IL, raised outside of Philadelphia, PA
Columbia with Ronald Breslow
Caltech with Peter Dervan
All the things that members of the group want to study!
Frequently Asked Questions
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How do I learn more about the Gellman Group and its research?
To learn more about our group style and research, please:
- Contact Sam at email@example.com.
- Attend our group meetings.
- Participate in group socials.
- Contact group members associated with research areas you are interested in to schedule an introduction meeting.
Where is the Gellman group located?
The 7th floor of the chemistry building’s Shain tower.
What instrumentation does the Gellman Group provide?
Instrumentation our group provides includes:
- 2 microwaves for peptide synthesis.
- 2 HPLC systems for peptide purification.
- 1 FPLC system for protein purification.
- 1 LC-MS spectrometer for small-molecule research.
- 1 CD spectrometer for protein and foldamer research.
- 1 glovebox for air-sensitive chemistry.
- 1 cell culture box in a shared cell culture room.
Ample shared instrumentation, including world-class NMR, MS and X-ray crystallography facilities, are provided by the Paul Bender Chemistry Instrumentation Center.
How long does it take a Gellman Group member to graduate?
Sam encourages students to aim to complete the PhD by the end of the 5th year. On average, students graduate in 5.5 years.