- Scholarship in 2014 at University of Texas
Dr Joyce Fung is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research in the laboratory of Dr Elizabeth Rhoades centres on intrinsically disordered proteins involved in neurodegenerative diseases. She earned her A.B. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Washington University in St Louis and a PhD in Molecular Biophysics from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Driven by her passion in science, she started her graduate study at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2012. She joined Yuh Min Chook's laboratory and utilised X-ray crystallography and other biophysical methods to elucidate biological mechanisms at atomic resolution.
The Rhoades Lab is interested in understanding the underlying principals that govern the functions of intrinsically disordered proteins and why these proteins are so frequently associated with disease. To do this, we use single-molecule fluorescence and other biophysical techniques to study protein conformations and dynamics, protein-protein interactions, and protein-membrane interactions.