Welcome to the polikanov lab
The ultimate goal of our laboratory is to be among the most successful and respected in the field of structural biology. In particular, we are focused on studies of structural aspects of protein synthesis and the mechanisms of action of ribosome-targeting antibiotics. Our vision is that our research will facilitate the development of next-generation antimicrobial compounds, as well as clinical approaches to prevent acquisition of drug resistance by clinical pathogens. As part of our research, we wish to contribute to the fundamental understanding of how multiple elements of the ribosome function together during protein synthesis and what are their individual roles in this process at the molecular level. Also, we are focused on creating a learning environment for the training of next-generation scientists through our teamwork and through fostering scientific excellence.