Prof. Julie Forman-Kay
Julie Forman-Kay is Program Head and Senior Scientist in the Molecular Medicine Program at the Research Institute of The Hospital for Sick Children and a Professor in the Biochemistry Department at the University of Toronto. The major focus of her work has been to provide biological insights into how dynamic properties of proteins are related to function and methodological tools to enable better understanding of dynamic and disordered states. Her expertise is in using NMR and other biophysical and computational tools to study dynamic and disordered proteins and their interactions, including characterizing their dynamic complexes that are mediated by multivalent interactions. Approaches for calculating computational representations disordered state ensembles have been developed in her group. A related area of interest is the role of post-translational modification, such as phosphorylation and methylation, in regulating structural and binding properties in disordered states and dynamic complexes.