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Ph.D. Candidate in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT.
My advisors are Tom Knight and Angela Belcher.
M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, 2004
B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, 2002

Contact information

Julie Norville
32 Vassar Street, Room 32-311
Cambridge, MA 02139
norville AT mit DOT edu

Objective: A "Magic Machine" for Creating Membrane Protein Crystals Very Rapidly

I am interested in using a combination of approaches including biomolecular materials, synthetic biology, and electron crystallography (and with strong foundations in molecular biology and biochemistry) in order to create a general method for building protein crystals (particularly for membrane proteins) in a deterministic fashion.

I think that most of the technology to create this "magic machine" or tool for creating membrane protein crystals already exists, however, it will take some time to put all the pieces together to create a working prototype.

Helping me in this adventure are my collaborators and undergraduate students.

Undergraduate Students (Current)

John Healy (formerly of the Axel Lab)

Interested undergraduates may contact me at norville at mit dot edu

Undergraduate Students (Alumni)

Victoria Chou
Debra Lin
Nomeda Girnius

Side Projects

Bioinformatics of S-layer Proteins


(with others) Photoresist as a sacrificial layer by dissolution in acetone. Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, 2001. MEMS 2001.