Learn more about the Cleveland Center for Membrane and Structural Biology (CCMSB) through our video.
CCMSB faculty member Dr. Jun Qin has received The Maria & Sam Miller Professional Excellence Award for Scientific Achievement in Basic Science from the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Qin's laboratory is focused on studying a class of cell surface receptors called integrins that are crucial for controlling cell adhesion and many cell adhesion-dependent physiological responses such as platelet aggregation, muscle contraction and tissue regeneration. His research has provided insight into mechanisms of integrin activation, which has impacted our understanding of cell adhesion and its dysregulation in disease states such as cardiomyopathy, thrombosis, inflammation and cancer.
The Cleveland Center for Membrane and Structural Biology (CCMSB) is a joint venture between Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic, which brings together structural biologists from the Cleveland area and beyond.