Ron Raines

Program / Dept 1
Biochemistry
Program / Dept 2
Chemistry
Short Research Description

The Raines group is illuminating the chemistry and biology of proteins. They have discovered an RNA-cleaving enzyme that is in a multi-site human clinical trial as an anti-cancer agent, revealed that an unappreciated force—the n-to-pi* interactions—stabilizes all proteins, created hyperstable and human-scale synthetic collagens, and developed processes to synthesize proteins and convert crude biomass into useful fuels and chemicals.

Membership in other UW Grad Training Programs
Biophysics, Cancer Biology, Chemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Integrated Programs in Biochemistry, Medical Scientist Training Program
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Undergrad Major:
Biology, Chemistry
Grad Major:
Chemistry
Significance:
The Raines group is creating new chemotherapeutic agents to treat cancer and other diseases, and they are developing renewable routes to fuels and chemicals.