Explore the Structural Biology of Health and Nutrition
Our cells make about 20,000 types of proteins, as well as many types of nucleic acids, carbohydrates, lipids, and small molecules. By understanding the structure and function of these molecules, we can ensure that they are performing at their peak. This includes ensuring that we have sufficient raw materials to build and power all of these molecules, and knowing when we need to step in ourselves and modify the action of these molecules with drugs and other medical interventions. This knowledge informs the ways that we all can live our best lives, at all stages of our lives.