Brian R. Crane

Professor
Chemistry and Chemical Biology, College of Arts and Sciences/Molecular Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine

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Frank DiMeo

Contact Information

336 Physical Building
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 254-8634

Brian R. Crane

Professor
Chemistry and Chemical Biology, College of Arts and Sciences/Molecular Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine

Expertise
Biophysical chemistry; protein structure and function; enzymology, protein crystallography; x-ray methods; spectroscopy; chemical biology

Current Research Interest
Protein redox chemistry; electron-transfer reactions; mechanisms of signal transduction; circadian clocks; protein photosensors; bacterial chemotaxis; receptor signaling; nitric oxide enzymology; metallobiochemistry

Distinction
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor
American Association of Arts and Sciences Fellow
John Simon Guggenheim Fellow
Alfred P. Sloan Fellow
Searle Scholar
Helen Hay Whitney Fellow

Selected Publications
Samanta, Dipanjan, Peter P. Borbat, Boris Dzikovskib, Jack H. Freed, and Brian R. Crane. “Bacterial Chemoreceptor Dynamics Correlate with Activity State and are Coupled over Long Distances.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112 (2015): 2455-2460.

Yee, Estella F., Ralph P. Diensthuber, Anand T. Vaidya, Peter P. Borbat, Christopher Engelhard, Jack H. Freed, Robert Bittl, Andreas Moglich, and Brian R. Crane. “Signal Transduction in Light-Oxygen-Voltage Receptors Lacking the Adduct-Forming Cysteine Residue.” Nature Communications 6 (2015): 10079.

Cornell Research Website Article
Understanding the Circadian Clock