Welcome to Andrew Carter's Lab.
We work on the structure and mechanism of the motor protein dynein using a combination of X-ray crystallography and advanced single molecule techniques.
Please navigate the pages to find out more about the lab's research, members as well as the opportunities that are available to join us.
Model of the complete dynein motor domain. The structure is colored according to the rainbow scheme (N terminal linker is purple, AAA1 in blue and then so until AAA6 which is in red.) For a full resolution image click HERE
The structure of the motor domain is the second longest protein chain in the pdb and the longest to be expressed recombinantly.
Please follow the link for an interactive view of this structure (requires java).
Congratulations to Helgo and Ruta on their paper in Nature on the dynein powerstroke LMB News
Congratulations to Max and Thi (from Simon Bullock's lab) publish their paper on human dynein LMB News
Andrew is honored to receive a Wellcome Trust New Investigator Award.