Mark P. Foster

Mark P. Foster

Mark P. Foster

Professor, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry


734 Riffe Building
484 West 12th Ave
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Biochemistry


  • Ph.D., 1993, University of Utah, Medicinal Chemistry

Current Projects:

In the Foster lab, trainees will apply techniques of structural biology to answer important questions underlying biological function. Available projects involve mechanisms of gene regulation, assembly of macromolecular machines and mechanisms of DNA recombination.

Five Recent Publications:

  •  Xu Y, Oruganti SV, Gopalan V, Foster MP. "Thermodynamics of Coupled Folding in the Interaction of Archaeal RNase P Proteins RPP21 and RPP29." (2011) Biochemistry In Press. doi: 10.1021/bi201674d
  • Kleckner IR, Foster MP. "GUARDD: User-friendly MATLAB software for rigorous analysis of CPMG RD NMR data." (2012) J Biomol NMR 415:372-381. doi: 10.1007/s10858-011-9589-y
  • Kleckner IR, Gollnick P, Foster MP. "Mechanisms of Allosteric Gene Regulation by NMR Quantification of μs-ms Protein Dynamics." (2012) J Mol Biol 415(2): 372-381. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2011.11.019
  • Crowe BL, Bohlen CJ, Wilson RC, Gopalan V, Foster MP. "Assembly of the Complex between Archaeal RNase P Proteins RPP30 and Pop5." (2011) Archaea 2011: Article ID 891531. doi:10.1155/2011/891531, (PDF)
  • Chen WY, Xu Y, Cho IM, Oruganti SV, Foster MP, Gopalan V. "Cooperative RNP assembly: complementary rescue of structural defects by protein and RNA subunits of archaeal RNase P." (2011) J Mol Biol. 411(2):368-83.doi:10.1016/j.jmb.2011.05.012 (PubMed)