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Blaine Mooers

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Blaine Mooers is an Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, USA. He is also a member of the Stephenson Cancer Center and serves as director of the Laboratory of Biomolecular Structure and Function. He earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Biophysics with Professor P. Shing Ho at Oregon State University. He was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute fellow with Professor Brian Matthews at the University of Oregon. As a post-doc, he worked on problems in protein structure and design and RNA structure. His research interests include the role of RNA structure in the RNA editing system in trypanosomes. His lab uses X-ray crystallography, small-angle X-ray scattering, and molecular dynamics simulations. He also collaborates with colleagues on crystallographic studies to develop better anti-cancer compounds. He has been using Python and Jupyter to aid the analysis of his data for the past seven years. His research interests include developing software to improve computational workflows in structural biology. A Warren L. DeLano Memorial PyMOL Open-Source Fellowship funded some of this work. The National Institutes of Health currently funds his research. Contact him at

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