Jeff Grinstead specializes in biochemistry and conducts research investigating biological systems. Specifically he is interested in characterizing the structure, dynamics, thermodynamics, and kinetics of protein-protein and protein-ligand interactions, using techniques such as spectroscopy, and computational modeling and docking. His own and co-written publications include the article “The Solution Structure of the AppA BLUF domain: insight into the mechanism of light-induced signaling,” in ChemBioChem (2006); and articles in Biochemistry, Journal of the American Chemical Society, and Molecular and Cellular Biology. Grinstead’s teaching includes courses in Physical and Metabolic Biochemistry, Fundamental Chemistry, and Chemical Analysis and Equilibrium. He has been researching a project tentatively titled, “Information-driven fully flexible HADDOCKing: performance on a benchmark of protein-ligand complexes”.
B.S., University of Puget Sound, 1997; Ph.D., University of Washington, 2003