The Cleveland Center for Membrane and Structural Biology (CCMSB) is located by beautiful Lake Erie in a culturally diverse metropolitan area of Cleveland, Ohio. A major goal of the 30 plus CCMSB research groups is to understand the structure and functional interactions of macromolecules that are involved in cancer, pain, cardiovascular disease, neuronal disorders, hearing and vision loss, bacterial and viral infections. This information is essential for understanding underlying biological processes and for the design of novel therapeutics.
The CCMSB mission is to enhance the structural and biophysical research community and to provide expertise and state of the art facilities in cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), X-ray crystallography, proteomics, and a variety of related biophysical techniques.
An important component of the CCMSB mission is to provide hands-on training in the broad range of structural biology methods to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. CCMSB hosts monthly seminar series and biweekly journal clubs, together with various events such as symposia and social functions.