Gino Cingolani, PhD

Contact Dr. Cingolani

1020 Locust Street
Jefferson Alumni Hall, Room 411K
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-4573
(215) 923-2117 fax


PhD in Structural Biology, European Molecular Biology Laboratory - 1999
MS in Biochemistry, University of Bari, Italy - 1995


Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral fellow, Scripps Research Institute, 1999-2003

Labsite: Personal Site

Expertise and Research Interests

My laboratory uses X-ray crystallography, combined with biophysical, biochemical and cellular techniques to study the structure and function of biological macromolecules. We are interested in a variety of biological problems, which include the mechanisms and regulation of nucleocytoplasmic transport, the architecture of viral genome ejection/packaging motors and the structural enzymology and inhibition of disease-linked phosphatase.

The long term goal of our research is to use rigorous chemical and physical methodologies to study medically-relevant problems that help decipher the most fundamental mechanisms of life and contribute to improve human health. Visit our lab website for more info.


X-ray crystallography; Structural Biology; Nucleocytoplasmic Transport; Dual Specificity Phosphatase; Virus Assembly; Viral Genome Ejection/Packaging; ATP-synthase; Multisubunit ATPases


English, Italian, French, some Portuguese