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Robert K. Nakamoto

Professor
Unit: School of Medicine
Department: Department of Molecular Phys and Biological Physics
Office location and address
480 Ray C. Hunt Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
AB, University of California, Berkeley, CA
PhD, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Postdoc, Yale University, New Haven, CT
MD-MPHY Training in Molecular Biophysics
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of General Medical Science
July 01, 2015 – June 30, 2020
Membrane Protein Structural Dynamics Consortium (MPSDC) YR08
Source: University Of Chicago
September 01, 2017 – January 11, 2019
MD-MPHY Membrane Protein Structural Dynamics Consortium (MPSDC) year 6-10
Source: University Of Chicago
September 01, 2016 – September 13, 2017
MD-MPHY Membrane Protein Structural Dynamics Consortium (MPSDC) Year 6-10
Source: University Of Chicago
July 01, 2015 – August 31, 2016
MD-MPHY The Membrane Protein Structural Dynamics YR5
Source: University Of Chicago
July 01, 2014 – September 23, 2015
MD-INMD-ID Signature Science Proposal Number 141105-001 Biosafety Tour
Source: Signature Science, LLC
November 14, 2014 – November 21, 2014
MD-MPHY The Membrane Protein Structural Dynamics YR4
Source: University Of Chicago
July 01, 2013 – June 30, 2014
The Membrane Protein Structural Dynamics
Source: University Of Chicago
July 01, 2012 – June 30, 2013
BIOP 5050: Biophysical Literature
Credits: 1
A journal club. Students present recent research papers in biophysics and/or report on progress of their own research projects. Students learn how to effectively read, critique, and present science research progress.
BIOP 7051: Directed Reading
Credits: 1–5
Designed on an individual basis, students who have deficiencies in particular areas pertaining to biophysics will be advised by a faculty member to read texts in that area and will discuss the contents with the faculty mentor on a regular basis.
PHY 8011: Seminar in Physiology
Credits: 2
Topics of current interest in physiology and related sciences are presented and discussed.
BIOP 8130: Structure-Function of Biological Membranes
Credits: 2
The course will provide in-depth assessment of the structure and function of biological membranes and membrane proteins. Emphasis will be placed on biophysical and approaches. The primary literature will be the main source of reading. The course will run as a colloquium with the instructors introducing a different topic at each session and students presenting relevant papers. Prerequisite: BIOP 8201/8301, Biophysical Principles
BIOP 8131: Membrane Protein Structural Biology
Credits: 2
The course will provide in-depth assessment of the structural biology of membrane proteins. Emphasis will be placed on the methodologies of solving membrane protein structure. The primary literature will be the main source of reading. The course will run as a colloquium with the instructors introducing a different topic at each session and students presenting relevant papers. The students will create a grant proposal for the final project. Prerequisite: BIOP 8130, Structure-Function of Biological Membranes
BIOP 8201: Biophysical Principles I
Credits: 2
This course will introduce students to some of the physical and chemical underpinnings of molecular biophysics. Physical principles will be discussed and related to how they govern biological systems and how they enable important biophysical techniques. Topics: Equilibrium thermodynamics: mean behavior of ensembles at equilibrium, and Biological fluctuations: deviations from the mean Prerequisite: BIMS 6000
BIOP 8301: Biophysical Principles II
Credits: 2
This course will introduce students to some of the physical and chemical underpinnings of molecular biophysics. Physical principles will be discussed and related to how they govern biological systems and how they enable important biophysical techniques. Topics: Molecules out of equilibrium: kinetic processes, enzymology, and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, and Statistical physics of heterogeneity Prerequisites: BIOP 8201, Biophysical Principles I
BIMS 8995: Topical Research: Research in Biomedical Sciences
Credits: 1–12
This course introduces students to biomedical research. Students conduct one or more research projects of limited scope under the direction of faculty and lab members. It is open only to graduate students in Biomedical Sciences (BIMS).
BIMS 8998: Non-Topical Research: Research in Biomedical Sciences
Credits: 1–12
This course introduces students to biomedical research. Students conduct one or more research projects of limited scope under the direction of faculty and lab members. It is open only to graduate students in Biomedical Sciences (BIMS).
PHY 9995: Research
Credits: 3–12
Directed research on an approved problem in physiology.
BIOP 9995: Biophysics Research
Credits: 3–12
Independent study, other than non-topical research, for course credits.
BIMS 9998: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
Preparation for Doctoral Research prior to completion of candidacy examination.
PHY 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation.
BIOP 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.