James Rini, Ph.D.


MaRS Centre, West Tower
661 University Ave., Rm. 1614
Toronto, ON, M5G 1M1

Phone #: 416-978-0557


Using X-ray crystallography and biochemistry to study protein folding and coronavirus-host cell receptor interactions


Postdoctoral Fellow:  Research Institute of Scripps Clinic, California
Ph.D.:  University of Toronto
B.Sc.:  University of Toronto

Fields of Interest

  • Cellular and Molecular Structure and Function
  • Molecular Microbiology and Infectious Disease


Research Interests

Our research is focused on the study of: i) ER-resident glycosyltransferases and their role in protein folding and quality control, and ii) coronavirus-host cell receptor interactions. In all cases we seek to determine structure-function relationships using x-ray crystallography and complementary biochemical and cell-based approaches.


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