Structural studies of sodium channels are disclosing details about how they power heartbeats and respond to heart rhythm drugs.
The suspect, an abnormal, fused protein, gathers enzymes that drive uncontrolled cell growth.
Findings at nanometer and millisecond scales may help improve design of therapies directed at motor proteins to rescue failing hearts.
Snijder uses advanced microscopic techniques to study the molecular machines employed by microorganisms.
A new cryo-electron microscope, which can reveal cellular and viral structures at near-atomic resolution, will soon be arriving in Seattle.