Professor of Biological Sciences
- Membrane protein biochemistry
- Multi-drug resistance
- Charles Darwin
- Molecular Dynamics
- Protein-protein interactions
A biochemist and leading authority in electron spin resonance spectroscopy, Professor Pia Vogel’s research interests include structure, molecular dynamics, and protein-protein interactions of nucleotide binding proteins. At SMU, she is the Founding Director of the Center for Drug Discovery, Design, and Delivery (CD4). She is a membrane protein biochemist and biophysicist who has recently engaged in drug discovery projects to find inhibitors of proteins that cause multi-drug resistances in cancers and other diseases.
Dr. Vogel has over 40 peer-reviewed publications in leading journals and was recently issued a patent on molecules that reverse multi-drug resistance in cancers. She has also contributed to four textbooks in the areas of biochemistry and biophysics as well as one in nanotechnology.
She has received $1.5 M in grants to support her research, including major grants from the NSF and the NIH. Her professional memberships include the Biophysical Society, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the American Chemical Society, the American Society for Pharmaceutics and Experimental Therapies, and the Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie. She also holds an honorary degree from Shanxi University in Taiyuan, China.
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