Associate Department Head, Professor and University Faculty Scholar
Professor and University Faculty Scholar
Riddick Hall 144
Professor Weninger received his PhD in 1997 from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). After postdoctoral appointments at UCLA (1997-2000) and Stanford University (2000-2004), he joined the faculty of North Carolina State University in 2004 as an assistant professor.
Area(s) of Expertise
Professor Weninger develops single molecule fluorescence methods and applies them to study biomolecular systems. In particular, his lab uses single molecule fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) to characterize the conformational dynamics of multimeric protein complexes. Specific topics of interest include DNA mismatch repair and intrinsically disordered proteins.
- A nanophotonic interferometer , NANOTECHNOLOGY (2023)
- Frustration Between Preferred States of Complementary Trinucleotide Repeat DNA Hairpins Anticorrelates with Expansion Disease Propensity , JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (2023)
- Illuminating Intrinsically Disordered Proteins with Integrative Structural Biology , BIOMOLECULES (2023)
- A Nanophotonic Interferometer for small particle detection , INTERFEROMETRY XXI (2022)
- A blind benchmark of analysis tools to infer kinetic rate constants from single-molecule FRET trajectories , NATURE COMMUNICATIONS (2022)
- Non-ergodicity of a globular protein extending beyond its functional timescale , CHEMICAL SCIENCE (2022)
- Integrative structural dynamics probing of the conformational heterogeneity in synaptosomal-associated protein 25 , CELL REPORTS PHYSICAL SCIENCE (2021)
- Molecular conformations and dynamics of nucleotide repeats associated with neurodegenerative diseases: double helices and CAG hairpin loops , COMPUTATIONAL AND STRUCTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY JOURNAL (2021)
- Structure, dynamics, and regulation of TRF1-TIN2-mediated trans- and cis-interactions on telomeric DNA , JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY (2021)
- Dynamic human MutS alpha-MutL alpha complexes compact mismatched DNA , PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (2020)
Honors and Awards
- He received the Career Award at the Scientific Interface for his work in biophysics from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.