Johann Deisenhofer, Ph.D.


Endowed Title: Virginia and Edward Linthicum Distinguished Chair in Biomolecular Science; Regental Professor

Department: Green Center for Systems Biology, Biophysics

Graduate Programs: Molecular Biophysics


Graduate School Technical University of Munich (1974)


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Featured Publications

Structural basis for conserved complement factor-like function in the antimalarial protein TEP1.

R. H. G. Baxter, C.-I. Chang, Y. Chelliah, S. Blandin, E. A. Levashina, J. Deisenhofer Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA July 2007 104 (28) 11615-11620

Signal transduction pathway of TonB-dependent transporters.

A.D. Ferguson, C.A. Amezcua, N.M. Halabi, Y. Chelliah, M.K. Rosen, R. Ranganathan, J. Deisenhofer Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA January 2007 104 (2) 513-518

Crystal structure of cryptochrome 3 from Arabidopsis thaliana and its implications for photolyase activity.

Y. Huang, R. Baxter, B. Smith, C. Partch, C. Colbert, J. Deisenhofer Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA November 2006 103 (47) 17701-17706

Structure of tracheal cytotoxin in complex with a heterodimeric pattern-recognition receptor.

C.-I. Chang, Y. Chelliah, D. Borek, D. Mengin-Lecreulx & J. Deisenhofer Science March 2006 311 (5768) 1761-1764

NMR structures of the selenoproteins Sep15 and SelM reveal redox activity of a new thioredoxin-like family.

A.D. Ferguson, V.M. Labunskyy, D.E. Fomenko, Y. Chelliah, D. Arac, C.A. Amezcua, J. Rizo, V.N. Gladyshev & J. Deisenhofer J. Biol. Chem February 2006 281 (6) 3536-3543

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  • Nobel Prize in Chemistry
    (shared with R. Huber and H. Michel) (1988)
  • Otto-Bayer-Preis
    (shared with H. Michel) (1988)
  • Biological Physics Prize of the American Physical Society
    (shared with H. Michel) (1986)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Academia Europaea (1989)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (Fellow 1992)
  • American Crystallographic Association
  • German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina (2003)
  • National Academy of Sciences (1997)