We study how cells adapt at the molecular level, focusing on the process of translation of cellular genetic information into protein molecules. Our analyses extend from the near-instantaneous cellular responses to environmental stress to the multi-million-year evolutionary divergence of species.

Our research concentrates on massive assembly of proteins and RNA in response to changes in the cellular environment. We exploit our biological discoveries by engineering self-assembling molecules to do useful work.

Allan has been named a 2018 Scialog Fellow sponsored by Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement and the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, for the Chemical Machinery of Life initiative.

Posted 29 May 2018 by Allan

Today Allan received tenure at UChicago, with promotion to Associate Professor effective July 1, 2018.

Posted 15 Dec 2017 by Allan

Allan has received the 2018 Biopolymers In Vivo Junior Faculty Award from the BIV subgroup of the Biophysical Society.

Posted 12 Dec 2017 by Allan

Chris won a poster prize for his work on the function of a phase-separating protein at our cluster retreat. Congratulations, Chris!

Posted 05 Nov 2017 by Allan