Assistant Professor of Medical Science


Nicolas Fawzi's work centers on determining the structure, dynamics, interactions of large assemblies of intrinsically disordered proteins. In particular, we focus on 1) protein aggregates implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease and 2) liquid-liquid phase separated forms of RNA-binding proteins associated with inclusion formation in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS / Lou Gehrig's disease) and frontotemporal  dementia. He received undergraduate degrees in bioengineering and marketing at the University of Pennsylvania. He received a Ph.D. from the Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley and UCSF for his work with Teresa Head-Gordon on molecular simulation of protein aggregation, and completed postdoctoral training in the group of G. Marius Clore at the National Institutes of Health in biomolecular NMR spectroscopy of protein association and aggregation. Nicolas Fawzi joined the faculty at Brown in January 2013.

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