Robert A. Fox Structural Biology Center
The Robert A. Fox Structural Biology Center was established in 1995 to support research into macromolecular structure and function. The Center is named for Robert A. Fox, President of Wistar's Board of Managers from 1984-1994, and the 1994 recipient of the first Wistar Award for his longstanding support of the Institute and its goals.
The Fox Center incorporates the laboratory of Emmanuel Skordalakes, Ph.D. Construction of the Center was partially funded through a matching grant from the National Science Foundation Infrastructure Program.
Research conducted in the Fox Center contributes to scientists' understanding of cell cycle control and transcription. It also provides graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with an opportunity to train in the techniques of macromolecular structure analysis. In addition, the Fox Center hosts a weekly research meeting that is attended by the eight crystallographic research groups on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.