Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University
Areas of expertise
- Structural biology
- Structure of ion channels and transporters
- Antigen processing
Structure of a force-conveying cadherin bond essential for inner-ear mechanotransduction. (Nature, 2012); The ankyrin repeats of TRPV1 bind multiple ligands and modulate channel sensitivity. (Neuron, 2007); Distinct structural and functional properties of the ATPase sites in an asymmetric ABC transporter. (Molecular Cell, 2006)
Rachelle Gaudet received a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from Université de Montréal, and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University, and did her postdoctoral work at Harvard University. She has been on the faculty in Harvard’s Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology since 2002, where she does research in structural biology of membrane proteins and teaches biochemistry and physical chemistry for the life sciences. In her research, she use x-ray crystallography and biochemistry to provide important insights into the molecular mechanisms of transport and signaling proteins that play important roles in immunity, neuronal development, pain perception, and hearing.