The CSB promotes structural thinking and enables structural biology research in all life science and medical research programs at Vanderbilt.
Structural biology research and structure determination can involve a number of different experimental as well as computational approaches. In order to get started, the CSB has created an outreach mechanism to introduce Vanderbilt investigators to structural biology and their projects to the CSB faculty and staff scientists. This initial contact involves the project P.I. and associated scientists meeting with a selection of the CSB Scientific Directors and the CSB staff scientists to define the potential structural aspects of the research and determine in what way the CSB can help. The CSB scientific staff is available to provide hands-on guidance in specialized structural biology laboratory techniques, instrumentation and data analysis.