About the Group

The Rosenzweig group is focused on understanding metalloprotein function on the molecular level.  We use X-ray crystallographic, spectroscopic, biochemical, and molecular biological approaches to attack problems at the forefront of bioinorganic chemistry.  Projects in the laboratory are divided into two areas, metalloenzymes and metal trafficking proteins, with an increasing focus on integral membrane proteins.  Specific areas of interest include biological methane oxidation and nitrification, metal uptake and transport, and oxygen activation by metalloenzymes.

We are in the Department of Molecular Biosciences at Northwestern University (Evanston campus).  We are also part of the Department of Chemistry.

Latest News

February 2014
Tom's article on conservation of the B subunit in particulate methane/ammonia monooxygenases is published in Proteins: Structure, Function, and Bioinformatics. Read the article.

September 2013
Eliza's article on a nickel- and iron-transporting P1B-type ATPase is published in Metallomics. Read the article.

Eliza has left us to take up a postdoctoral research position at Argonne National Laboratory. Good luck!

August 2013
Laura Dassama joined the group as a postdoctoral fellow. Laura comes from the joint lab of Profs. Carsten Krebs and J. Martin Bollinger Jr. at Penn. State.

Laura and Amie's article on class 1c ribonucleotide reductases is published in Biochemistry. Read the article.

July 2013
Amie has left us to become an Assistant Professor at Penn State. Congratulations and good luck!

Tom's article on a nitrite reductase involved in nitrifier denitrification is published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Read the article.

May 2013
Tom successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations!

April 2013
Eliza successfully defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations!

March 2013
Amy is invested as the Weinberg Family Distinguished Professor of Life Sciences.

Amy's News and Views article on soluble methane monooxygenase is published in Nature Chemical Biology. Read the article.

February 2013
Grace's paper on detection of new methanobactins in genomes is published in BMC Biology. Read the article.

January 2013
Tom Lawton was elected Chair of the 2015 Bioinorganic Chemistry Graduate Research Seminar.

Rosenzweig lab alums Raquel Lieberman (Georgia Tech), Matt Sazinsky (Pomona College), and Liliya Yatsunyk(Swarthmore College) were all promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Congratulations!