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Robert Kranz

​Professor of Biology
research interests:
  • Cytochrome Biogenesis
  • Bioenergetics
  • Protein Post-Translational Modification
  • Heme Synthesis, Modification, and Transport

contact info:

mailing address:

  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • CB 1137
  • ONE BROOKINGS DR.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

​Since 1987, Professor Kranz's group has studied the molecular mechanisms by which the three pathways (systems I, II, III) covalently attach heme to the protein (apocytochrome c).

Understanding systems I, II, and III at the deep level will enable the discovery of chemicals (antibiotics) that specifically target the bacterial systems, thus impacting infectious diseases like tuberculosis, meningitis, and other respiratory and inflammatory illnesses.

For more information, visit Robert Kranz's department profile.