Methodological and Technical Expertise
The primary rationale for the PCHPI organization is to maximize interdisciplinary collaboration and access to the PCHPI resources, while maintaining focused expertise in technical disciplines. The Center is organized around several methodological cores and two technology programs, one focused on the development of Micro-Electron Diffraction and the second on new technologies for Magical Angle Spinning Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. The cores are complemented by the expertise of our collaborators in several important areas. Together, close collaboration among the research groups and cores allows the PCHPI to take a "hybrid" approach to answer important structural and biochemical questions about HIV-1.