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The Rainey Laboratory
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS, Canada

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Research in the Rainey lab focuses on developing molecular- and atomic-level understanding of biological processes involving proteins. A variety of structural biology techniques are exploited, including NMR spectroscopy and scanning probe microscopy alongside computation in order to use biophysical results. The major long-term research focus is on understanding cell-matrix interactions. To make this issue tractable, we are starting from the standpoint of study of individual proteins or supramolecular assemblies from both the extracellular matrix and the cell membrane.

The beautifully renovated laboratory is located on the 10th floor of the Tupper Medical Building. Tupper is right between downtown Halifax and the main (Studley) Dal campus. A big plus of being on the 10th floor is that the lab gives great views of the historic Halifax Citadel, downtown, Halifax Harbour, and the Atlantic Ocean.