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College of Arts and Sciences

Nozomi Ando

Assistant Professor

Department and Program Affiliation:

Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Academic focus: 

Biophysics, structural enzymology

Current research project: 

We develop X-ray methods to study proteins in motion. We are particularly interested in uncovering the evolution of protein allostery and how dynamic proteins perform sequential reactions in the correct order.

Previous positions: 

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, 2014-2018
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, MIT, 2009-2014

Academic background: 

  • Ph.D., Physics, Cornell University, 2009
  • B.S., Physics, MIT, 2001

Last book read: 

“Authority” by Jeff VanderMeer

In your own time/when not working: 

My serious hobby is classical singing, and I’ve studied voice since I was 16. I enjoy baking, cooking, and observing wild animals. I also enjoy art and making illustrations.

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching: 

Structural Methods in Biochemistry 

What most excites you about Cornell: 

I am a long-time user of the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS). My group makes use of any beam time that becomes available. Our motto is “no photon wasted.”